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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.
Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their start date.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Finance Coordinator is responsible for a broad range of financial administration within the Global Economy and Development program; the Finance Coordinator supports the program’s Director of Finance and Operations and Financial Managers in a variety of financial matters.
Financial and Contract Administration (65%)
Program Operations (25%)
Timesheet Administration (10%)
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:
Minimum bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related degree, or an equivalent level of experience required. Minimum of two years of experience in financial management and/or grant management. Background in research, academic, or nonprofit setting is strongly preferred. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States.
Strong administrative and organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and proficiency in Excel required. Knowledge of PeopleSoft a plus. Initiative to independently manage projects. Must possess a high degree of judgment, tact, and discretion in dealing with relationships at all levels, inside and outside the Program, and in handling confidential and sensitive matters. Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation and a proactive work style. Proven ability to work independently and efficiently under pressure and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Works well in a team environment, creative thinker, and quick learner.
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. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.