Provides administrative, operational and staffing support to the Brookings Institution Foreign Policy (FP) program, a 250-member group including employees and affiliates at the headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and in three international offices.
Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum three years of administrative experience in any combination of administrative support, office management, personnel issues, budgeting, or event planning. Experience in non-profit and/or academic environment preferred. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Knowledge Requirements: Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written). Complete fluency in written and spoken English is required. Superb organizational and interpersonal skills; poise, tact, discretion and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in high-pressure atmosphere; ability to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner whether working independently or as part of a team. Must be extremely detail-oriented and possess the ability to exercise good judgment and initiative while maintaining confidentiality. Ability to deal with various personality types. Knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite (including strong MS Word and Excel skills); familiarity with the Internet and ability to learn other types of software programs. Interest in international and foreign policy issues preferred.
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