Center Coordinator, Center on Children and Families (Job ID: 2021-2690)

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/12/2021 7:12 PM)
Program
Economic Studies
Job Function
Administrative
Job ID
2021-2690
Salary
Commensurate with experience

Overview

Join one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!

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.

 

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.

 

About Economic Studies: The Economic Studies program 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, the environment, and fiscal and monetary policy. Economic Studies 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. 

 

About the Center on Children and Families: CCF works at the interface of economic and social policy to promote economic mobility, strong families, and the future of the middle class. The goal of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative within CCF is to improve the quality of life of America’s middle class and to increase the number of people rising to join its ranks. Through independent, non-partisan analysis and policy development, CCF seeks to advance public understanding of ways to improve children’s lives and futures, through understanding the challenges facing lower-income and middle-class families, and the drivers of upward mobility. The initiative includes both resident and non-resident scholars from across the Brookings programs, as well as affiliated scholars from outside the institution.

 

Please note

Position Location: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. 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.  

 

Operating status: Brookings eligible employees are currently authorized to work remotely but will be moving towards a hybrid plan later this year, which will require working both in the office and remotely. All vaccinated Brookings employees who wish to work from the office can do so. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.  

 

Vaccine Policy: Brookings has made the safety of our staff and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, Brookings recently announced that staff on Brookings campus this fall are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Brookings will require all staff and visitors to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.  

 

As a visitor and/or a new employee at Brookings, you will be required to comply with the vaccination policy. Individuals invited for an in-person job interview or hired as an employee that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation.

Responsibilities

Ready to contribute to Brookings success?

 

The Center Coordinator provides administrative, project, and communications support to the Center on Children and Families, working closely with the Director and senior staff to coordinate all Center activities, deadlines, and deliverables, and provide some direct administrative assistance. These activities include the Future of the Middle Class Initiative.

 

Center Coordination and Fundraising (50%)

  • Coordinate and track impact and coverage of project research and activities, collecting information from scholars and senior staff and maintaining databases. Work with communications team to ensure that scholar public-facing materials are updated, accurate, and in compliance with conflict of interest disclosures.
  • Independently manage and maintain project calendars; track deliverables and project timelines; manage and communicate deadlines to project staff. Work with Finance and Development staff to ensure financial viability and stability of the Center
  • Maintain and develop relationships with funders and potential funders
  • Maintain a high-quality Management Information System on behalf of the Director, combining information on all Center activities and finances. Maintain detailed records of project activities, including deadlines, deliverables, publications, meetings, media contacts, boards, bios and CVs.
  • Primary writer of reports and proposals for funding streams. Manage the content and deliverables, as well as the timeline and due dates.
  • Manage and maintain project calendars; track deliverables, project timelines, and impact; manage and communicate deadlines to project staff. 

Event Coordination (20%)

  • In collaboration with Center leadership, develop outreach strategies, plan and execute private events, including all logistical plans, invitee communications (including travel and lodging assistance, as needed), etc.
  • Working with Events Manager, plan public and private events and meetings with multiple high-level participants. Duties include reserving rooms and audio visual equipment; ordering catering; communicating with speakers; coordinating with partners; preparing contracts and ensuring payment; preparing materials; processing reimbursements and payments; making hotel arrangements; and collaborating with program staff on other logistics as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Administrative Support (15%)

  • Provide administrative support to the Director and other senior staff, as assigned.
  • Organize team meetings, and related strategy and management meetings
  • Manage flow of information to scholars; provide regular reports on outstanding requests and projects.
  • Uses judgment to identify opportunities and anticipate problems, suggest solutions.
  • Organize and maintain files, both written and electronic. Manage sensitive information and materials with discretion.
  • Receive and disseminate information related to projects; respond to inquiries from the public.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 Communications Support (15%)

  • Work with communications team to ensure that scholar public-facing materials are updated, accurate, and in compliance with conflict of interest disclosures
  • Assist with layout, formatting, proofreading papers, briefs, and other written materials.
  • Draft text for website, newsletters, social media, and other digital outreach.
  • Act as the center’s publication manager and post content on Brookings web site, in coordination with ES communications team.

Qualifications

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:

 

Education/Experience Requirements:

 

Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of one year of relevant work experience required. Experience can come from part-time work, work in a college setting, internships, or relevant courses. Project coordination experience in a fast-paced work environment and a background in a research or academic setting are strongly preferred. Experience providing scheduling and special assistance to executive level staff of an organization/office, and experience in conference planning, are a plus. Salary and title commensurate with experience. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

 

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

 

Uses judgment to identify opportunities and anticipate problems, suggest solutions. Excellent organizational, writing and verbal communication skills, and people skills. Ability to work independently and with a team; ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision; initiative, poise, mature judgment, and attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and manage competing demands. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion. Demonstrated ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with high-level officials and their designees with confidence. Interest in economics, public policy, and social science preferred. Basic HTML/web publishing experience; familiarity with WordPress, InDesign, and other publishing tools preferred. Comfort with learning new software/tools required. 

 

 

Additional Information:

 

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.

 

 

 

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