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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 Center for Universal Education (CUE), founded in 2002 as part of the Global Economy and Development program, is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education across the world. We develop and disseminate effective solutions for quality education and skills development. We envision a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. The Center plays a critical role in influencing the development of policy related to global education and promotes actionable strategies for governments, civil society, and private enterprise.
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 date of hire. Additionally, this is a one-year termed position.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Millions Learning team within the Center for Universal Education (CUE) is seeking a Project Coordinator and Research Assistant to support its work. Reporting to a Senior Fellow at CUE, the Project Coordinator and Research Assistant will work on projects associated with the Millions Learning Real-time Scaling Labs, Research on Scaling the Impact of Innovations in Education (ROSIE), and other related research initiatives.
Project Coordination and Support (50%)
Research Assistance (50%)
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 in international affairs, education, political science, or related social science field required. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of two years of work experience in project coordination and research support in an academic, think tank, or NGO environment. Prior experience organizing high-level events and meetings with senior stakeholders. Experience living, working and/or studying abroad is a plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are key to this position’s success, including editing and proofreading. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs is required. A cooperative attitude, the ability to work well as part of a team, and sharp attention to detail are key traits for success in this role.
Familiarity with qualitative research methods such as conducting literature reviews, desk research, case study research, and qualitative data coding. Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines in a timely manner, within a fast-paced work environment.
Professional demeanor and high level of comfort working with individuals from government and international sector. Knowledge of global education issues, including scaling and systems change, is strongly preferred. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Complete fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in Arabic, French, and/or Spanish is preferred.
Must be 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. 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.
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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.