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Project Assistant, Early Childhood Initiative

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of expert analysis and informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and advocates who represent multiple perspectives on key policy issues. We are currently focused on energy, health, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

BPC is accepting applications for a Project Assistant for the Early Childhood Initiative. BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative is working to build a high-quality system of early care and education that supports all of America’s families. Early care and education programs, including child care, play a key role in ensuring that every child has the opportunity to build a quality foundation that will prepare them to learn, grow, and succeed. Child care also supports families and strengthens communities by allowing parents to participate in the labor force. However, millions of American families struggle to find quality, affordable child care in a safe, well-designed facility.

The Early Childhood Initiative’s work focuses on engaging a diverse group of stakeholders—from parents and families to business and faith leaders—in creating an early childhood system that works for all children and families. The initiative also works on understanding the need for and supply of child care across the country, and how federal, state, and local policies and innovations can increase access to quality child care.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES

The Project Assistant will provide primary support through:

  • Providing point of contact support for project staff and steering committee members, such as processing reimbursement requests, booking air and hotel accommodations, and maintaining relationships with members and their assistants.
  • Planning for project related meetings; booking conference rooms; ordering catering; preparing materials, etc.
  • Attending project meetings as requested by Project Management; preparing pre-meeting and post meetings notes and memorandum
  • Calendar management and scheduling responsibilities
  • Working with the events team to plan internal and external events
  • Assisting with the ordering, production, construction and shipment of correspondence and materials
  • Data entry and contact management
  • Fielding phone calls and other clerical tasks
  • Providing research assistance to the team as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 0 to 2 years of administrative experience
  • Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Previous scheduling experience and the ability to communicate effectively is essential
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Works well independently, and as part of a team
  • Interest and experience in early childhood a plus

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, introductory letter and references to [email protected]. Please be sure to include the title of this job, Project Assistant, Early Childhood Initiative, in the subject line of your email.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.