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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, one of the five research programs of Brookings, aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress.
Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, provides administrative and operational support to the Vice President and Director (VPD), strategically plans the VPD’s time and activities, and is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day functions of the Office, the executive assistant serves as a “gatekeeper” to the Vice President and Director. Indirectly supports the program senior team and collaborates with administration, finance, communications and development to ensure the VPD has all information needed when meeting with internal and external stakeholders.
Scheduling, Calendar and Travel Management (30%)
Office Management and Prioritization (30%)
General Coordination and Event Planning (20%)
Supports the VPD and/or Global scholars in collaboration with the Global program staff in special project coordination and/or event planning as needed. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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:
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma required. Minimum of five years of relevant administrative work experience including providing efficient scheduling support and special assistance to an executive, director or VP. Work experience in non-profit, public sector, academia, or policy organization preferable. Interest in international development or economic policy is a plus, as is experience working, studying, living or traveling abroad. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
High degree of professionalism, tact, cultural sensitivity, and comfort level working in an office environment with a diverse staff working in research and operational roles. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. High degree of organizational and prioritization skills. High-level of comfort and efficiency in scheduling and managing calendars. Proficiency in MS Office and/or Office 365, Outlook, and Sharepoint. Ability to multi-task, meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment, work well under pressure with discretion and mature judgment, manage confidential/sensitive information, and liaise with high-level contacts. Cooperative attitude and flexibility. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a 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.