Talent Development Assistant

Washington D.C.
Oct 26, 2018
Dec 27, 2018
Human Resources
Full Time

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) seeks a Talent Development assistant to join its growing Talent Development team.​ This position plays a key role in a broad array of talent development needs and is looking for a self-starter with competencies in communication, critical evaluation, relationship management, and workplace ethics. This is a hands-on, entry-level opportunity to learn management and leadership skills at one of the nation’s leading public policy institutes.  

The assistant must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with employees, interns, and applicants. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently with minimal direction. Strong attention to detail and sharp time management skills are also a requirement. A strong interest in the work of AEI’s scholars and knowledge and understanding of public policy and the think tank community is required. A bachelor’s degree is required, and previous experience in recruiting and/or relationship building is a plus.

Qualified applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, transcript, and writing sample at www.aei.org/jobs.

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.


  • Assisting with campus recruiting and college outreach
  • Creating and compiling content for weekly all-staff newsletter
  • Maintaining staff records, rosters, and job descriptions for HRIS data entry
  • Assisting with scheduling and meeting or calendar appointments needs for the Talent Development team
  • Coordinating and facilitating staff professional development and events
  • Assisting with staff onboarding and offboarding
  • Preparing job postings and assisting in application reviews

  • Handling confidential information in a professional manner
  • Demonstrating initiative and consistently delivering supreme results
  • Being detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy

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