Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Entry
Job Category: Staff
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, motivated, and organized individual for an exciting position as a Project Assistant for Venezuela and Colombia, within its Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. The Center’s Venezuela work promotes the restoration of democratic institutions in the country through a combination of international diplomatic coordination and a Venezuelan-led process of political dialogue. The Center’s Colombia work is based around in its longstanding US-Colombia Advisory Group – a high-level, nonpartisan, binational group dedicated to advancing bilateral ties as a cornerstone of broader US engagement with the region. The project assistant will help with scheduling, planning, coordination, and production of public/private convenings, and help with research and writing as needed.
This position requires a proven ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, superior ability to multitask, superior administrative skills, strong attention to detail, a collaborative disposition, and a positive attitude. The ideal candidate will possess excellent event planning and scheduling skills, and strong writing abilities. The Project Assistant will possess an understanding of political, economic, and social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean and an interest in US foreign policy toward the region. This is an initial 6-month position with the possibility for renewal (contingent on funding).
This position is based in our Washington DC headquarters on a hybrid schedule. Pay is commensurate with experience, education, and organizational equity, with offers starting at $21.64 per hour.
- Provide administrative, logistical, and research assistance to Center staff, with a focus on supporting the Venezuela and Colombia 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.
- Help coordinate expert briefings with stakeholders in multilateral organizations, financial institutions, government, and the private sector, in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe.
- Produce relevant readouts and summaries of meetings both for internal record keeping and external knowledge sharing.
- 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.
- 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.
About the Program:
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.
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]. Eligibility to work in the United Stated is confirmed with E-Verify; employment at the Atlantic Council is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).