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


The Assistant Director will help manage the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Summit of the Americas programming.  The individual provides strategic support to the Center’s ongoing partnership focused on the Summit of the Americas commitments and coordinates the successful implementation of private Summit implementation Roundtables. The individual serves as a strategic partner and bridge between international and local stakeholders engaged in the Summit process. The Assistant Director also engages in business development and fundraising, manages donor relations, and stewards key stakeholders.

Although the position is primarily focused on the Summit of the Americas project, the Assistant Director will also provide thought leadership and strategic support to the Center’s work on China-Latin America relations.

The Assistant Director works closely with the Deputy Director and the Senior Fellow of the Adrienne Arsht Center and other members of the team, as well as colleagues in regional and thematic centers across the Atlantic Council.

This is a 12-month position with the possibility of renewal. Must be based in Washington, DC (or willing to relocate) and able to work on-site. Flexibility to work from home 1-2 days a week. Pay is commensurate with experience, education, and organizational equity, with offers starting at $55,000.

Job responsibilities

  • Coordinate Center-wide Summit of the Americas programming and events, including written products.
  • Substantively support the Center’s China-LAC work by drafting research and project materials, closely following developments in the China-LAC relations, and informing  and co-designing high-level strategies with Senior Fellow.
  • Support the Center’s relationships with international and local stakeholders, including multilateral organizations, financial institutions, international political groups, country representatives, and others.
  • Produce relevant documentation and summary of meetings both for internal record keeping and external knowledge sharing.
  • Help manage financial records in relation to the Summit of the Americas project.
  • Proactively look for potential areas of collaboration within the Center and with other Atlantic Council centers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, government, economics, or a related field. Master’s Degree a plus;
  • 2-4 years of combined professional experience in international public policy and politics and comprehensive knowledge of political, economic, and social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Proven knowledge and research experience in China-LAC relations. Caribbean interest is a plus;
  • Experience in project or event management;
  • Proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with multiple junior-level and senior-level colleagues;
  • Ability to represent the Atlantic Council to external constituencies, such as senior officials, diplomatic officials, board members, and donors;
  • Native-level English language writing skills and superior communication skills and excellent Spanish-language skills (writing, editing, and oral communications);
  • Excellent organizational, logistical, administrative, and time management skills;
  • Experience with WordPress, a plus;
  • Ability to edit/produce photo and video content and familiarity with creative editing software (such as InDesign or Canva), a plus;
  • Understanding of Washington policy environment;
  • Experience with traditional and social media.

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and COVID-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

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