Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Associate
Job Category: Staff

Overview

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented organizer, thinker, designer, and communicator for a full-time Program Assistant/Assistant Director position to serve in its GeoEconomics Center. The Assistant Director will be an integral part of a small team developing and managing the Center’s broad mission with a focus on the fast-growing body of work on digital currencies.

Reporting to the Center’s Director, the Program Assistant/Assistant Director’s responsibilities will be dedicated to supporting the expansion of the Center’s ambitious programming on digital currencies. The Program Assistant/Assistant Director will conduct research and operational tasks to coordinate a broad range of events alongside the Center’s staff, represent the Center in meetings with external stakeholders, and support the Center’s fundraising activities. A significant component of the Program Assistant/Assistant Director’s responsibilities will be managing high-level convenings that facilitate dialogue on central bank digital currencies, stablecoins, and other digital currencies. The Program Assistant/Assistant Director will also support the Center’s digital currency-related data analysis and data visualization work. In coordination with the Center’s staff, the Program Assistant/ Assistant Director will contribute to the team’s research through writing and analysis on the future of money.

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 a strong background in economics, digital currencies, and an interest in foreign affairs. The position requires a strong aptitude for organizing programs and events, excellent data analytics skills, superior writing ability, strong social media skills, excellent administrative and communication skills, extraordinary attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day-to-day responsibilities 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. 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage high-level convenings that facilitate dialogue on central bank digital currencies, stablecoins, and other digital currencies;
  • Support data analysis and visualization component of the Center’s work including multi-year projects relied upon by central banks and finance ministries;
  • Assist in stewarding supporters of the Center’s body of work on digital currencies;
  • Represent the Center in meetings with external stakeholders;
  • Conduct research as needed to support Center activities; including written analysis and briefings on current events; publish under their own byline.
  • Support the organization and execution of GeoEconomics Center events; liaising with the office of external relations and other relevant programs and helping to prepare briefing material for guests coming to Washington and for trips abroad;
  • Assist in the supervision and management of Program Assistants and Center interns;
  • Support in implementing the communications and promotion strategy around core events and programming, including social media crafting and promotion, multimedia, website management, and follow up;
  • Perform research and proposal writing tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, in economics, finance, international relations, public policy, or other relevant fields;
  • 1-2 years relevant work experience preferred;
  • Prior academic or professional experience related to digital currencies highly desired;
  • Excellent data visualization and graphic design skills and/or experience are highly desired;
  • 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;
  • 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, fiscal & monetary policy, and future of the global economic architecture;
  • Exceptional English language writing skills and analytical ability. Foreign language proficiency favorably considered, but not necessary;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; photo-editing, web-editing, and social media skills are highly desired;
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and other similar customer and email management systems is a plus.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.