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


The Project Assistant at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center will help support the Center’s Summit of the Americas programming and the Center’s China-LAC work.  The individual provides support to the Center’s ongoing partnership focused on the Summit of the Americas commitments, supports the successful coordination of private Summit Implementation Roundtables, and helps move forward with the Center’s China-LAC programming. The individual manages the scheduling, planning, coordination, and production of public/private convenings, and helps with preparatory research and readout report drafting.

The Project Assistant works closely with the Deputy Director and 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. Although the position is primarily focused on the Summit of the Americas project, the Project Assistant will also support the Center’s work on China-Latin America and Caribbean relations.

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 $24.04 per hour.

Job responsibilities

  • Provide administrative, logistical, and research assistance to Center staff, with a focus on supporting the Summit of the Americas and China-LAC programming.
  • Contribute to a range of ongoing projects, including the planning and execution of meetings and events, calendar management, drafting memos, fulfilling administrative tasks, and other activities as needed.
  • Help coordinate onsite, offsite, and virtual events, including coordinating VIP arrivals and departures, guest management, and AV coordination.
  • Draft event materials, as necessary, including talking points, thank you letters, and additional writing assignments, as necessary.
  • Produce relevant readouts and summaries of meetings both for internal record keeping and external knowledge sharing.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders in US government and multilateral organizations.
  • Proactively look for potential areas of collaboration within the Center and with other Atlantic Council centers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years combined professional experience in an international affairs-related position with a focus on Latin America.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical, and administrative skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and coordinating complicated institutional events.
  • Experience in calendar management.
  • Proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish in both written and oral form; Portuguese and/or French language ability, a plus
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with others and with the highest standards of integrity.
  • Self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fluid environment.

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.

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