The World Economic Forum USA is an independent non-profit organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging constituents in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Incorporated as a non-profit business league (approved §501(c)6 of the IRS code) and based in New York, the World Economic Forum USA is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. It is the North American affiliate of the World Economic Forum, an international institution for public-private cooperation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, under the supervision of the Swiss federal government.
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The North America team serves as the primary interface between the World Economic Forum and policy-makers in Canada and the United States. Given the pivotal function played by public officials in enacting legislation and thereby shaping the future, dozens of policy-makers in North America rely on the Forum’s platform for cutting-edge research, unique insights and practical policy solutions.
The Community Lead will be responsible for leading day-to-day outreach for a segment of this community of public officials. This involves interaction with staff and principals at the national, regional and local levels, in both executive and legislative bodies. You will capture and relay the interests and concerns of this community to your colleagues inside the Forum and thereby enable public policy voices to engage with the full range of Forum systems and initiatives.
- Cultivate and build relationships with city, regional and federal authorities in North America
- Assist the above in their long-term engagement with the Forum, including preparing and managing their time on the ground when participating in Forum events
- Serve as a resource, both in terms of knowledge and tactics, to other teams inside the Forum that are seeking to engage US and Canadian public officials in their work
- Carry out willingly and independently various administrative duties that are also a part of this externally-facing role
- Support the wide-ranging work of the North America team as directed
- Master’s degree or equivalent in public policy, public administration, international relations, or other relevant field
- 5-7 years’ work experience in public policy, ideally at the intersection of government, business and civil society; additional experience in the think-tank or events-related field a plus
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English; strong command of French is an advantage
- Experience with, or exposure to, the Canadian public policy scene would present a distinct advantage
- Flexible and fast learner who thrives in a work atmosphere as unpredictable as it is exciting; fully at ease holding a substantive conversation with a senator, and at the next moment dealing with an urgent logistics issue
- Excellent organizational skills; able to juggle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously
- Digital native comfortable with a range of technology tools, using them to enhance productivity and complement in-person meetings
- Proven experience of thriving under pressure in multicultural, highly collaborative and flexible work environments
- High level of emotional intelligence and comfortable working independently with little to no administrative support.
How to Apply
If you are willing to be part of a small team, enthusiastic about embracing the non-partisan nature of the Forum, and excited by the potential to improve the state of the world through forging closer ties between various global stakeholders and the US and Canadian governing class, please apply online at http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=WEFORUM&cws=1&rid=221.
Deadline – N/A