Research Assistant

Washington D.C. Central Business District near 18th and K Streets
$41,000/annum plus fully-paid Platinum-level health/dental/life insurance
Oct 03, 2018
Nov 07, 2018
Research Assistant
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Executive Assistant needed for a Japanese regulatory standards office in Washington D.C.   The association represents the automobile sector in Japan and follows issues related to U.S. and international standards that apply to the manufacture and sale of automobiles. The office is small and specialized which will allow the assistant to combine light research and administrative support with other interesting investigatory activities.  Research and reporting duties include investigating topical issues in the auto industry through the  internet and various trade publications.  Topics include policy issues such as current regulatory discussions concerning the  sector, harmonizing car manufacturing standards across various countries, tariff threats, political positions of the Administration and Congress on auto-related matters, etc.  The candidate will follow these issues and report on them to the senior executive as requested. At times the employee may be asked to attend and summarize seminars, Congressional hearings, or other fact-finding missions related to this sector. Administrative duties include formatting correspondence, office upkeep, paying bills, making travel arrangements and general support for the senior executive from Japan. No prior experience is required, but candidates should possess demonstrable achievement in prior positions and/or an academic background that establishes their ability to perform the duties required.

This is an exceptional growth and career-building opportunity for a recent graduate or entry-level candidate who wants to become more specialized in international trade issues, the automobile industry, the regulatory process and who understands the importance of gaining a work background and international network uniquely valuable in the Washington D.C. job market. The candidate will benefit from maximum visibility to senior management and various automobile industry consultants, regulators and experts. Previous holders of this position have used this position as a springboard to subsequent positions with the State Department, multinational consulting/lobbying firms and other similarly prestigious organizations. The position is offered at $41,000 annually with fully-paid, Platinum-level (highest level of coverage with the lowest deductible) health/dental insurance, free in-building gym with spa amenities, communal roof terrace social/internet/TV lounge, and generous vacation/holiday benefits.  Candidate must:

  • Have excellent English grammar, writing and speaking ability;
  • Be able to proofread and edit documents to produce professional-level correspondence
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree desirable but not required);
  • Be organized, detail-oriented, and able to quickly assess and follow up on administrative challenges as they emerge;
  • Have some experience or understanding of basic cash management. 
  • Bring a flexible, cooperative attitude  and a high level of energy and commitment.

Send CV and cover letter (cover letter required) to: mccarthy@iacdc.


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