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Project Assistant, Early Childhood Development

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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.

BPC is currently seeking a Project Assistant for the organization’s Early Childhood Development Project. The project is committed to exploring bipartisan approaches to strengthen early childhood policies at the federal and state levels.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing primary administrative and clerical support to the Early Childhood Development Project
  • Providing research assistance to project director as needed
  • Attending project meetings as requested by director; preparing pre-meeting and post meeting notes and memorandum
  • Providing point of contact support for project staff, contractors, and other contacts for tasks including 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.
  • Working with the events team to plan internal and external events
  • Data entry and contact management
  • Calendar management, scheduling responsibilities, fielding phone calls and other clerical tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Some previous experience or understanding of early childhood development
  • Computer skills a must. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and Access
  • 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

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter and references to jobs@bipartisanpolicy.org. Please be sure to include the title of this job, Project Assistant, Early Childhood Development, in the subject line of your email.

BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.