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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 program’s research agenda is related to policies and trends affecting developing countries including global poverty, universal education, the global middle class, fragile states, globalization, inequality, foreign assistance and development effectiveness.
Position Location: This position is hybrid. 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.
Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires all staff to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 to be in Brookings buildings.
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.
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The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to offer innovative policy solutions and tools to help global, national, and local policymakers build more inclusive and sustainable economic systems that deliver prosperity for all. The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), housed within Global, generates leading research and practical insights to advance global sustainable development and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and across all countries. CSD engages with diverse activities focused on the intersection of economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. This includes hosting secretariat for the 17 Rooms initiative, which is co-chaired by CSD’s Senior Fellow and Director (Center Director) and works in collaboration with external partners to advance action, insights, and community for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 17 Rooms is a “start-up” undertaking requiring a core team with supple, adaptive mindsets and a willingness to adjust responsibilities as the initiative grows and evolves. The Project Coordinator will be a core member of the 17 Rooms secretariat team at CSD and support overall CSD priorities. Under the supervision of the Center’s Assistant Director, and with an indirect reporting line to the Center Director, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative, operational, and research support while also playing a key role in supporting the 17 Rooms initiative and overall CSD priorities, including the coordination and planning of key meetings, events and activities, and providing background research and analysis on relevant topics. Additionally, the Project Coordinator will provide direct support to the Center Director, managing scheduling and travel arrangements. This is a one-year termed position, with possibility of extension.
Project Support (40%)
Center Operations Coordination and Administrative Support to the Director (40%)
Research Assistance (20%)
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:
Qualifications Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in economics, political science, natural science, environmental science, health science, international development, sustainable development, international affairs, or related field; Master’s degree is a plus. Strong academic record. Minimum of two years combined work experience in project coordination and/or research environment required. Experience working with governmental, private sector, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on economics or sustainable development issues highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work with senior level stakeholders. Experience living, working, and/or studying abroad is a plus. Familiarity with or interest in issues of global sustainable development is strongly preferred. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English language required. Exceptional analytical and organizational skills. Competence to undertake assignments with light supervision. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS) Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and database software (e.g., Stata, R). Cooperative, professional, and entrepreneurial disposition; able to navigate ambiguity in building new and efficient processes and systems. Ability to work independently and within a team to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and meet multiple deadlines with accuracy and precision in a fast-paced work environment to ensure project success and meet deadlines. Good working knowledge of global economic, social, and environmental policy issues and demonstrated ability to get up to speed quickly on frontier insights; familiarity with the Sustainable Development Goals preferable. Sound judgment and discretion in navigating complexity.
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.
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