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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.
Through strategic partnerships, the Human Resources (HR) team proactively develops and implements HR best practices aligned with institutional goals. Our focus is to deliver high quality service to our internal clients and support the recruitment, development, recognition and retention of a high performing and diverse workforce.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The HR Coordinator provides project and administrative support to the Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (VP, CHRO), and recruiting and onboarding support to the staffing team. The position strategically and proactively coordinates the ongoing activities and priorities for the VP, CHRO. The position also provides operational support for employment processes, in addition to general administrative and project support to the HR team. The position reports to the VP, CHRO and the Director, Employment.
Scheduling and Daily Coordination of the Vice President Office (45%)
Recruitment and Onboarding Support (40%)
General Support to the Office of Human Resources (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, Access, Outlook including the calendar feature, PowerPoint) required. Experience with collaboration and Project Management tools or applications preferred. Experience in a Human Resources department and/or nonprofit organization preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills with strong written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail and follow through; tech savvy with an ability to learn new applications; a tactful and mature demeanor with the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders; must demonstrate a high degree of flexibility with the ability to maintain a focus on priorities while responding to changing circumstances; ability to coordinate and support sensitive and confidential information with complete discretion and good judgement; strong project management skills; must plan ahead, provide a high level of customer service and proactively approach all duties; must be able to meet multiple deadlines, prioritize responsibilities and work under pressure; ability to work independently and part of a cohesive HR team.
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.