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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 Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The program’s research agenda is related to policies and trends affecting developing countries including global poverty, universal education, the global middle class, fragile states, globalization, inequality, foreign assistance and development effectiveness.
This position is a one year term appointment.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Project Coordinator/Senior Project Coordinator (title will be determined by candidate experience) will directly support two senior fellows of the Global Economy and Development program on the following:
Primary responsibilities include: (1) providing strategic support: informing agendas for meetings; planning, coordinating, and implementing such activities; (2) providing qualitative research support; and (3) in collaboration with senior fellow, seeking out and identifying new opportunities for strategic engagement and exchange.
Project Support (40%)
Research Assistance (40%)
Administrative and Operational Support (20%)
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 with a concentration in Economics, International Development, International Affairs, Public Policy or related social science required; Master’s degree preferred. Strong academic record. Minimum of two years combined work experience in project coordination and research in an academic, think-tank, or NGO environment required. Experience working with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on international development and economics issues is highly desirable. Proven ability to work with senior level stakeholders. Experience living, working, and/or studying abroad is a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and within a team to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and meet multiple deadlines with accuracy and precision in a fast-paced work environment. Strong organizational skills with professional demeanor and work ethic. Cooperative attitude and flexibility with a willingness to back up others. Competence to undertake assignments with little supervision. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS) Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and database software. Familiarity with or interest in international development is preferred. Complete English language fluency required. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
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.