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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.
The Office of Development manages the Trustees, institutional partnerships, leadership giving, the International Advisory Council, the Brookings Council, the Brookings Society, and overall fundraising strategies for the Executive Office and Institution at large.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Assistant to the Vice President of Development (VP) serves as the primary point of contact for all internal and external constituencies for the VP’s office. Provides administrative support to the Vice President, which includes scheduling and coordinating meetings and ensuring communication flow internally and externally. Works closely with the Associate Vice President for Development, Director of Development Services, and senior management team and their support staff to coordinate efficient operations of the Vice President’s office.
Scheduling and Daily Coordination of the Vice President Office (85%)
Board Coordination (15%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Minimum three years of administrative work experience in a fast-paced, professional work environment; a demonstrated ability to work with senior-level executives; ability to work on independent projects; superior desktop personal computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required. Experience in a Development office and/or nonprofit organization preferred. Experience working with high net worth individuals is strongly preferred. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Excellent administrative, organizational, computer, and communication skills (including excellent grammar, spelling, proofreading, and editing skills) is required. Must have acute attention to detail and relentless commitment to follow-through, be discreet, dependable, and work quickly while coordinating a variety of tasks simultaneously. A tactful and mature demeanor with ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders; high degree of professionalism with discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information; comfortable performing administrative/logistical coordination tasks; strong project management skills; comfortable working with data; ability to think ahead and plan proactively; excellent organization and coordination skills with a high commitment to customer service; ability to multitask and meet multiple deadlines and work well under pressure with discretion and mature judgment and ability to prioritize. Ability to work independently and in close cooperation with others.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.