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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 Governance Studies program at Brookings is dedicated to analyzing policy issues, political institutions and processes, and contemporary governance challenges. Our scholarship identifies areas in need of reform and proposes specific solutions with the goals of: improving the performance of the national government; informing debate; and providing policymakers with expert analysis and ideas to ensure better institutional governance.
Position Location: Hybrid positions combine regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of at least two days of remote work each week.
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Individuals 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. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Program Manager, under the direction of the Managing Director, is responsible for the coordination and management of all administrative, human resources (HR), information technology (IT), and facilities needs for the Governance Studies (GS) program and provides general administrative & programmatic support to the Managing Director and staff members of GS. The Program Manager serves as a key member of the GS operations team and interacts with a wide variety of departments across Brookings, identifies areas for improvement across the program, and suggests and implements ideas to improve upon existing procedures and structures.
Human Resources (65%)
Program and Administrative Support (35%)
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 required, minimum five years of relevant experience in office administration/management and/or personnel management in professional office environment. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Demonstrated ability to proactively address emerging concerns before they become larger problems and elevate problems to senior management as appropriate; attention to detail; excellent organizational, communication, and people skills; professional discretion and mature judgment with ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, meet individual and group deadlines. Must have strong Microsoft Office skills, experience conducting research over the Internet, and ability to learn other types of software programs
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.