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The Brookings Institution (Brookings) 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.
Join the leadership team at the Brookings’s Economic Studies (ES) program, and work with experts focusing on addressing obstacles to long-term economic growth and opportunity. ES analyzes current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical policy recommendations. ES’s work covers a broad array of economic issues, including the labor market, regulation, health policy, and fiscal and monetary policy. ES scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating and communicating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.
Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. The person hired for this position must be willing to move or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Managing Director reports to and serves as a strategic partner to the Vice President and Director of Economic Studies (ES), a $20M, 85-person policy research program at Brookings. An equal part deputy director, chief of staff and chief operations officer, the Managing Director serves as a key advisor on a wide range of strategic issues and crisis management and oversees day-to-day operations. The Managing Director is responsible for translating the Vice President and Director’s strategic goals into operational plans and ensures that the efforts of the program’s various operational teams align with those strategic objectives. They also directly manage the program’s administrative and personnel functions, serve as a liaison with staff and scholars throughout Brookings, and represents ES on the Institution’s management team..
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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:
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
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.