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The Project Coordinator manages events and oversees logistics for Center programming, with particular responsibility for coordinating a number of dialogue series; provides day-to-day administrative support for the John L. Thornton China Center (JLTCC); and serves as main administrative support for all Center scholars and staff.
Administrative Support to Center Staff (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 required. Minimum two years relevant experience required (including experience in events coordination and office management). Experience with budgeting, accounting, and finance preferred. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. General interest in China, and work or study in China, are preferred.
Organizational skills: Demonstrated event management skills are required. Must be able to plan and undertake all phases of event management - including conception, organization, implementation, and follow-up - with a high level of initiative and attention to detail. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and complete tasks in a timely manner, whether working independently or as part of a team, is required.
Communication skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Must be able to communicate confidently and effectively with a range of contacts in different fields and positions. Candidates must be able to draft event announcements, summaries, and private communications that require minimal editing. Fluency in oral and written Mandarin Chinese is strongly preferred.
Interpersonal skills: Superb interpersonal skills; flexibility, poise, tact, discretion and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in a high-pressure atmosphere are all required. Ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders is required.
Finance and Administrative Skills: General knowledge of international relations and foreign policy issues, and willingness to apply it in an administrative capacity, is preferred. Basic awareness of objectives and best practices of non-profit organizations is preferred. Candidates should be able to monitor spending and comply with basic budget and contract principles. Demonstrated ability to help develop, follow, and implement thorough and coherent processes is required. Demonstrated skill in Office 365, Excel, SharePoint, Word, and other applications is required.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
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