Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Special Assistant to the President|
|Organization:||Institute for Women's Policy Research|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||Full-time special assistant needed to perform a wide variety of duties for the organization's President. IWPR is a dynamic, nonprofit, women's policy research organization located in central DC near two metro stops (Farragut North and Dupont Circle). This position offers great exposure to policy issues affecting women and families and provides opportunities to serve as a liaison to a variety of people, including major media outlet reporters, members of Congress and their staff, policy experts, and national leaders of women's and other nonprofit organizations.
I. Public Liaison
Screen calls to President's office, address questions as needed, and personally handle calls where possible.
Assist with fielding press/media calls.
Schedule President's speaking engagements and other public and media appearances and interviews.
Serve as representative of President and IWPR at meetings and functions as needed.
II. Scheduling and Administration
Schedule appointments for the President and maintain her calendar.
Arrange travel and follow up with related expense reporting and reimbursements for speaking engagements, conference attendance, etc.
Schedule and arrange Women and the Economy Roundtables and help prepare and distribute meeting materials.
Review mail, e-mail, and faxes.
Maintain files and assist with keeping the executive office orderly.
Serve as liaison to other IWPR departments and individual staff members, including senior management team, and research, development, and communications departments.
III. Assist with Research, Editorial, and Other Special Projects
Provide research assistance for IWPR projects, speeches, articles, collected volumes, and other activities of the President.
Provide editorial assistance for the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.
Provide support for the President's role in the National Council of Women's Organizations and other coalitions, as well as with various Board memberships.
Assist with other duties related to the President's projects and responsibilities as needed.
Draft and prepare monthly Social Security e-alerts
IV. Staff Liaison to IWPR Board of Directors
Schedule and arrange monthly Executive Committee conference call meetings.
Schedule and arrange semi-annual Board meetings and help prepare and distribute meeting materials.
Take and distribute minutes for Executive Committee meetings and Board meetings.
Bachelors degree or significant equivalent experience.
Minimum of three years prior office experience.
Proficiency with MS Office, particularly MS Excel and PowerPoint.
Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.
Ability to handle multiple deadlines and keep track of simultaneous projects.
Position also requires tact and discretion as many confidential matters are involved.
Familiarity with women's issues, public policy, and the social sciences.
Salary in the high 30's to low 40's commensurate with experience and generous health insurance, transportation subsidy, retirement plan, vacation, and other leave benefits.
The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economic and social policy issues affecting women and their families, and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. IWPR's work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations and corporations. IWPR is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization that also works in affiliation with the women's studies and public policy programs at The George Washington University. To learn more about IWPR, please visit www.iwpr.org.