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Project Assistant, Campus Free Expression Project

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 informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health, energy, national and homeland security, the economy, housing, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

The BPC Campus Free Expression Project encourages and supports free expression and robust debate on college campuses. The ability to engage proud partisans and individuals with strongly held and disparate interests in a constructive manner is at the very core of BPC’s mission and influence. Colleges and universities must be supported in developing critical thinking, civility, open dialogue, and the capacity for collaboration. The Campus Free Expression Project aims to establish an active coalition of university leaders and policymakers to develop and implement campus policies and programs that foster free expression.

The Campus Free Expression Project is a new BPC initiative. The Project Assistant will have the opportunity to be involved in the development and launch of new programs.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Project Assistant will provide primary support through:
  • Research: conducting research and providing research assistance
  • Administrative support: scheduling meetings, fielding phone calls, processing reimbursement requests, and other clerical tasks
  • Calendar management: tracking meetings and project deadlines
  • Meeting support: attending project meetings as requested, preparing pre-meeting and post meetings notes and memoranda
  • Events support: coordinating with the BPC events team, preparing materials, making travel arrangements, booking conference rooms; ordering catering, etc.
  • Media support: assisting the Project Director and the BPC media team on op-ed drafts, proactive media pitches, and electronic newsletter
  • Correspondence: drafting and editing letters and email messages
  • Data entry and contact management: ensuring an accurate and thorough record of correspondence and communications with stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2–3 years’ work experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Passion for campus free expression issues
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • An entrepreneurial approach

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

BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.