27JUL - Assistant Director, Global Business and Economics Program, Atlantic Council of the United States


Organization Description

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community's central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

The Global Business and Economics Program is a policy center where business and government leaders from both sides of the Atlantic can exchange ideas and design solutions to the most vital challenges shaping the 21st century global economy. The program addresses a wide range of issues on which transatlantic cooperation is essential for global economic prosperity and security. Current issues include:

  • The financial and economic crisis;
  • The future of economic growth and small and medium sized enterprises and
  • Trade agreements.

Location - Washington, D.C.

Job Description

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented junior economist to assist in executing a growing array of business and economic policy projects for a dynamic and rapidly expanding program. The assistant director of the Global Business and Economics (GBE) program will play a central role in conducting quantitative research and developing and organizing program activities including: high-level speaker series and policy workshops and papers.

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the fast pace of building a new enterprise. Demonstrated expertise in global business and economic affairs through class work and/or experience is strongly preferred. The position requires a strong record of organizing programs and events, excellent administrative and communication skills and superior writing ability.

Job Responsibilities

  • Program development: Work with director and senior Council leadership to develop programs, identify funding opportunities, write proposals, and develop high-impact dissemination strategies for work products.
  • Program administration: Work to ensure that events are successfully organized and well-attended, with primary responsibility for logistics, outreach, and budget. Manage, update, and grow program contacts, lists, and databases. Coordinate the commission, completion, editing, and dissemination of Center publications. Maintain oversight of events, budget, and general program administration.
  • Coverage of business and economic issues and related outreach: Substantive involvement in Atlantic Council website; write short articles/op-eds/policy statements; and develop outreach to other business groups, the policy community, and the public.
  • Staff support for a high-level transatlantic advisory group and other programs: Liaise with Board members and other senior experts; identify relevant issues; develop follow-on activities; and organize events.
  • Supervision: Train, mentor and supervise GBE interns.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics or other relevant field;
  • 1-3 years' work experience strongly preferred;
  • Expertise and interest in transatlantic business and economics issues; private sector or government experience a plus;
  • Strong program management experience;
  • Excellent English writing, organizational and administrative skills;
  • Experience working with databases highly desirable;
  • Superb people skills with ability to interface with all levels of staff from interns to senior government officials;
  • Knowledge and/or interest in the financial and economic crisis, the future of economic growth in Europe and trade agreements.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website http://www.acus.org/about/employment-internships to upload your cover letter, including salary expectations, resume, list of publications, and writing samples.