Description

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as Program Assistant in its Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. The Program Assistant will be deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of and provide logistical and programmatic support to the Center’s overall operations and to supporting specific programs, including its Caribbean and Mexico portfolios. The selected candidate will work closely with all team members as well as with colleagues in regional and thematic centers across the Atlantic Council.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. The position requires a strong record of supporting programs and events, excellent administrative and organizational skills, attention to detail, and a collaborative disposition.

The is a full-time position.

Job Responsibilities

  • Help to advance the direction of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Caribbean and Mexico programming, by providing timely and efficient support including ensuring that all events, publications, and meetings are organized in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Provide research, administrative, and logistical assistance to support the overall Center operations.
  • Contribute to additional ongoing projects, including the planning and execution of meetings and events, conducting outreach to speakers and participants,  drafting memos, fulfilling administrative tasks, and other activities as needed.
  • Help organize expert briefings with stakeholders in multilateral organizations, financial institutions, government, and the private sector.
  • Provide new ideas for high-impact activities and implementing new initiatives.
  • Produce relevant due outs and summaries of meetings both for internal record keeping and external knowledge sharing.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, public policy, business administration, communications or a related field.
  • 1-2 years of professional experience in international public policy or politics and comprehensive knowledge of political, economic, and social issues and experience in Latin America. Previous knowledge or experience with the Caribbean and/or Mexico a plus.
  • Proven track record in supporting multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively.
  • Native English-language writing skills and superior communication skills.
  • Excellent Spanish-language writing and editing skills.
  • Self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical, and administrative skills; experience in grant and database management highly desirable.
  • Research and writing skills in the areas of international relations or a related field.

About the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations through high-impact work that shapes the conversation among policymakers, the business community, and civil society. The Center focuses on Latin America’s strategic role in a global context with a priority on pressing political, economic, and social issues that will define the trajectory of the region now and in the years ahead. Select lines of programming include: Venezuela’s crisis; Mexico-US and global ties; China in Latin America; Colombia’s future; a changing Brazil; Central America’s trajectory; Caribbean development; combating disinformation; shifting trade patterns; and leveraging energy resources.

Please note: Atlantic Council is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.