The Atlantic Council seeks a talented organizer, thinker, designer, and communicator for a full-time Program Assistant position to serve in its GeoEconomics Center. The Program Assistant will work alongside a small team developing and managing the broad mission and workstreams of the Center.
Reporting to the Center’s Director, the Program Assistant’s responsibilities will be dedicated to supporting the Center’s ambitious programming agenda across all topic areas. The Program Assistant will conduct administrative and research tasks to coordinate a broad range of events alongside the Center’s staff. A significant component of the Program Assistant’s responsibilities will be focused on communication and social media. In coordination with the Center’s staff, the Program Assistant will help infographics using data visualization and research skills.
The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the complexity of helping to build a rapidly growing program. The candidate should have some background in economics with an interest in foreign affairs. The position requires a strong aptitude for organizing programs and events, strong social media skills, excellent administrative and communication skills, superior writing ability, extraordinary attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day-to-day logistics of a fast-paced Center.
The successful candidate for this position will be committed to the Atlantic Council’s core mission to renew the Atlantic community for global challenges. A successful candidate may also have particular interest in, and/or experience with, finding multilateral solutions to today’s most pressing global economic challenges. Finally, the desired candidate will have a desire to excel in the position and advance in the organization. This position will be located in Washington, DC. The Atlantic Council seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds and offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.
- Support the organization and execution of GeoEconomics Center events; liaising with the office of external relations and other relevant programs, coordinating travel arrangements as needed, and helping to prepare briefing material for guests coming to Washington and for trips abroad;
- Manage director’s calendar, scheduling calls, meetings, and frequent travel;
- Help lead in implementing the communications and promotion strategy around core events and programming, including social media crafting and promotion, multimedia, website management, and follow up;
- Conduct research as needed to support Center activities; including briefings on current events, key stakeholders, and emerging issues;
- Contribute to the data visualization component of the work and assist with research tasks;
- Assist in the supervision and management of Center interns;
- Perform research and proposal writing tasks as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher, in economics, finance, international relations, public policy, or other relevant fields;
- 1-2 years relevant work experience preferred;
- Demonstrated ability in project management with exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
- Demonstrated ability in event organization, coordination, and execution;
- Superior communication and social media skills are highly desired;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; photo-editing, web-editing;
- Data visualization and graphic design skills and/or experience are highly desired;
- Demonstrated ability to interpret large data sets;
- Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to work well in a team and to communicate effectively with others ranging from interns to high-level government and business leaders in the United States and abroad;
- Self-starter and results-oriented individual who can meet tight deadlines and work in an ever-changing environment;
- Interest in geoeconomics, international trade, fiscal & monetary policy, economic sanctions, and future of the global economic architecture;
- Superior English language writing skills and analytical ability. Foreign language proficiency favorably considered, but not necessary;
- Proficiency in Salesforce, Marketo, and/or Mailchimp (or other similar) customer and email management systems is a plus.
About the GeoEconomics Center
The GeoEconomics Center is committed to the mission of developing a rich set of programs and thought leadership at the intersection of economics, finance, and foreign policy. The Center aims to bridge the divide between these oft-siloed sectors and be a translation hub, with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future. The US must lead with allies or risk becoming a bystander in a splintering global economy. At a time of global economic recession and fractured US politics, this mission has never been more important. The Center is organized around three core pillars: 1) The Future of Capitalism; 2) The Future of Money; and 3) The Economic Statecraft Initiative.
About the Atlantic Council
Working Together to Secure the Future. Renewing the Atlantic Community for Global Challenges.
The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. Founded in 1961, the Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers, we write, the ideas we promote, and the communities we convene, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.
Over the past six years, the Council has enjoyed remarkable growth in public impact, policy influence, and income. The Council has succeeded based on a strategy that embraces a mission focused on the Council’s core of transatlantic partnership and applies it to top US foreign policy priorities: renewing the Atlantic Community for global challenges. The Council’s mission has three components: fostering US-European cooperation, tackling global challenges together, and building communities of influence. At the same time, the Council has placed the concept of relevance at the heart of its programming and research.
The Council’s model is to recruit intellectual entrepreneurs to lead our work, execute programs aimed at shaping policy, build communities of influence around ideas, aggregate best knowledge, and serve as a home base in Washington for Europeans and global partners.