Academic Programs Assistant/Associate

Washington D.C.
Aug 09, 2018
Sep 13, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Job Description

The American Enterprise Institute seeks an Academic Programs assistant/associate to support the director of Academic Programs in executing a strategic and results-oriented program that fosters conversation about public policy, free enterprise, national security, and civil society on major college campuses across the country. On behalf of the nation’s premier Washington-based think tank, you will play a central role in educating and equipping the next generation of leaders and elevating the quality of political discourse in academia.

The position’s primary responsibilities include working hand-in-hand with student leaders across the country to bring programming to their campuses through AEI’s Executive Council Program; planning and executing major student conferences in Washington, DC, and around the country; planning and executing AEI’s Summer Honors Program, an intensive four-week educational summer program in Washington, DC; building relationships with students and other academic partners; maintaining databases to keep track of students, faculty, and other partners; and liaising with AEI’s scholars to facilitate their engagement with colleges and universities.

Successful candidates will be detail-oriented and organized self-starters with strong interpersonal communication and writing skills; familiar with AEI’s scholarship; able to meet deadlines, multitask, and prioritize; and have a keen interest in promoting AEI’s research to an academic audience.

A bachelor’s degree and familiarity with the academic community are required.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter, college transcript(s), and a 500-word writing sample with the online application to

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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