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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.
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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 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. policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.
Please note: This position is part of the union (Brookings United) and subject to the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Events and Outreach Manager executes event planning and outreach for Brookings Metro. This includes managing speakers, space and audio-visual logistics, vendors, budgets, and post-event reporting. Conduct formal and informal outreach to local civic leaders, elected and other public sector officials, and donors. The Events and Outreach Manager contributes to Brookings Metro’s impact goals by maintaining high brand standards, managing important internal and external relationships, and collaborating effectively with colleagues across Brookings. The Events and Outreach Manager reports to the Director of Communications and works closely with Metro’s research, engagements, and development staff.
Event Planning & Execution (60%)
Outreach and Communications (40%)
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 special events experience in a fast-paced public policy or public affairs environment with increasing complexity and independence required. Experience independently organizing and managing multiple complex projects is a must. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Teams, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Zoom or equivalent videoconferencing platform(s), and familiarity of Salesforce or other CRM, with the capacity to learn new programs and applications; conference planning experience; strong verbal and written communications; desktop research skills; media relations and/or public affairs experience; strong organizational skills. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required. Must be flexible, able to multitask, and pro-actively problem solve and think of creative solutions to problems or potential problems. Exceptional ability to synthesize information and write clearly and precisely without supervision required. Must be able to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently follow up on details. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Familiarity with public policy and/or or economics issues and audiences strongly preferred.
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.