External Affairs Assistant

Washington D.C.
Sep 20, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Full Time

Are you interested in contributing to the free enterprise movement at one of America’s leading think tanks? We have an opportunity for a creative, entrepreneurial, hardworking person to join AEI’s external affairs team. You will be responsible for helping market our work to and develop relationships with key leaders in think tanks, business organizations, nonprofits, community groups, and state and local government. 

The ideal candidate will be happy in an intellectual, detail-oriented, and creative environment. Day-to-day responsibilities include contact management, event planning and logistics, marketing, and research. These responsibilities require excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and strong writing and communication skills; the ability to meet tight deadlines and multitask; and a creative and entrepreneurial personality. A demonstrated commitment to AEI’s mission is required. 

Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment is a must, a bachelor’s degree is required and experience with a contact management database such as Salesforce is a plus. The position will interface regularly with scholars, research assistants, and members of the broader AEI communications and outreach teams. 

Qualified candidates should submit an online application to www.aei.org/jobs, complete with a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample.

About AEI:

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.  The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world.  Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom.  AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions.  Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

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