The Atlantic Council seeks a bright, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as Program Assistant in its GeoTech Center. The Program Assistant supports the efforts of the new Center, focused on championing positive paths forward that nations, economies, and societies can pursue to ensure new technologies and data empower people, increase prosperity, and secure peace. The Center will focus on the global, national, and economic impacts of data and machine learning, personalized medicine, additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, green energy, commercialization of space, robotics, synthetic biology, and other new technologies on the horizon. The selected candidate will work closely with the Center leadership, as well with colleagues in regional and thematic centers across the Atlantic Council.
The ideal candidate will communicate effectively, be able to work on and advance projects independently, 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 thirst for growing on the team. She/he will possess: exemplary writing and editing skills; demonstrated expertise in technology issues, ability to work remotely and/or live in the in the DC region; excellent writing and communication skills; significant experience with web and social media tools; excellent project administration skills, and an ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under the pressure of time.
- Plan and execute relevant events for the Geotech Center.
- Contribute to a range of ongoing projects, including coordinating meetings, drafting research memos, fulfilling administrative tasks, and other activities as needed.
- Provide research and logistical assistance to the Geotech Center, including organization of the GeoTech Commission that includes members of Congress and private sector VIPs.
- Manage communities of VIP thought leaders, fellows, and other contributors
- Write blog posts, op-eds, press releases, and other materials related to the Geotech Center initiatives and programs.
- Conduct in-depth research on political, economic, and social impacts from emerging technologies
- Deepen connections with key public and private-sector leaders, their teams and communities on technology.
- Assist with updating the Geotech webpages including staying up-to-date on emerging technologies, ensuring timely website contributions, proofreading content, and uploading articles.
- Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, international economics, communications/media production, marketing, history, and/or emerging technologies. Master’s degree or dual degrees are a plus.
- 1-3 years combined professional experience (including internships) in international public policy, new technologies, and data; comprehensive knowledge of political, economic, and social impacts from new technologies and data.
- Experience in project and event production, including logistical support, and administrative oversight.
- Community management, engagement with thought leaders/VIPS, multi-media production, social media, marketing, journalism, copy-editing, grant writing, database management, foreign languages, are a plus.
- Proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with both junior-level and senior-level colleagues.
- Excellent English-language writing skills and superior verbal communication skills.
- Self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Exceptional attention to detail and a team player.
- Research and writing skills in the areas of international relations, new technologies, and data.
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.