Five Brookings Institution Job Opportunities

Listed below are five Brookings Institutions job opportunities. Click on each opportunity for additional details and to apply on the job website.

The Executive Assistant provides high-level administrative support for the Vice President & Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program (Metro). Primary responsibilities include managing the VP’s complex calendar, including all internal and external scheduling, activities, travel arrangements and expense processing, commitments and deadlines. The assistant also collaborates with research, development, and communications teams to ensure the VP has the information she needs when meeting with stakeholders and staff.
The Research Assistant and Project Coordinator in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) provides research support to the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies and programmatic coordination for CEAP more broadly. The Research Assistant and Project Coordinator performs in-depth research into primary and secondary sources on topics related to Japan and East Asian international relations, and provides copy-editing and event management for the Knight Chair. The Research Assistant and Project Coordinator also provides administrative support to the Director and Assistant Director.
About the Echidna Global Scholars Program The Echidna Global Scholars Program is a visiting fellowship hosted by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution. The program aims to build the research, analytical, and leadership skills of NGO leaders and academics who have substantial experience with and ties to developing countries, whose work has a specific focus on improving learning opportunities and outcomes for girls in the developing world.  Echidna Global Scholars spend four to six months at Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. The structure of the program is divided into two main components to assist the scholars in having impact when returning to their home countries: research on global education issues, and leadership training. The research component of the program will include a data-collection phase at home and a writing and analysis phase during a residency at Brookings. It aims to equip global girls’ education leaders with the skills and support necessary to create a written policy research product to affect change for girls in their home countries. The leadership component of this program is built on the understanding that emotionally intelligent leadership is a core competency in girls’ education leadership and is thus integrated throughout the scholars’ residency at Brookings. Scholars will be exposed to new frameworks of leadership and be required to continually think reflexively on their own leadership style and philosophy. Upon completion of their fellowship, CUE supports the scholars in implementing an action plan that applies their new skills and expertise in the developing country where they have demonstrated substantial ties. This position would be ideal for a candidate with 10-15 years of professional experience in a related field.   About the Center for Universal Education:   As part of the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution, the Center for Universal Education develops and disseminates effective solutions for quality education and skills development.  It offers a forum for research, high-level dialogue, and public debate on a range of issues relevant to education, with a particular focus on the developing world.  CUE envisions a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21stcentury, and plays a critical role in influencing the development of policy related to global education and promotes actionable strategies for governments, civil society and private enterprise.    The center seeks to build the evidence base on girls’ education policies and programs in developing countries.  The Echidna Global Scholars Program is designed to offer guest scholars the opportunity to pursue their own independent research on global education issues with a specific focus on girls’ education.  Echidna Global Scholars will also be supported in developing or implementing a project in which findings from the research are piloted.   The Echidna Global Scholars Program fits within CUE’s broader efforts, which seeks to catalyze and sustain collaborative action to achieve quality education for all, and helps to build the leadership pipeline for girls’ education around the world.
The Global Economy and Development program at The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is accepting applications for a Co-Director and Senior Fellow position within its Center for Universal Education (CUE).  The successful candidate will have deep expertise in education and an interest in advancing policy-relevant solutions across borders.   About Us: The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The Center for Universal Education, founded in 2002 as part of the Global Economy and Development program, is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education across the world. We develop and disseminate effective solutions for quality education and skills development. We envision a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. The center plays a critical role in influencing the development of policy related to global education and promotes actionable strategies for governments, civil society and private enterprise.
About Brookings Executive Education (BEE)   Brookings Executive Education (BEE), a partnership of the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Olin School of Business, brings together two premier institutions to deliver on Robert S. Brookings’ desire to “teach the art of handling problems rather than simply impart accumulated knowledge” to those in and engaged with government.   About Washington University in St. Louis   Washington University in St.Louis (WUSTL) has a long standing reputation for scholarship and innovation. Its faculty members are distinguished in their research and have received numerous awards for research including 22 Nobel laureates. The Olin Business School has been recognized as a world leader in management education and scholarly research. In addition to Brookings, Olin partners with more than 20 international universities, including Fudan University in Shanghai, China; the Cass Business School in London; Fundação Dom Cabral in Nova Lima, Brazil; and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.   Position Overview: Serves as sales, marketing and communication lead for all BEE outreach materials and web pages; and implements BEE’s outreach efforts, including production of annual course catalog and marketing collateral, and selling seats for open enrollment classes.  Acts as liaison to the Brookings Office of Communications and Olin Marketing departments.   Note: This position is an employee of Washington University, who works in the Brookings Executive Education program. This position is in Washington DC.

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