Academic Programs Assistant

Washington, D.C
Dec 18, 2020
Jan 05, 2021
Full Time
The American Enterprise Institute seeks an Academic Programs assistant to support the director of Academic Programs in executing a strategic and results-oriented plan to foster and influence debates about public policy, free enterprise, and national security at major colleges and universities 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 thoughtful leaders and elevating the quality of political discourse on college campuses.

The position's primary responsibilities include communicating AEI's mission and research to students, professors, and administrators; recruiting students and coordinating on-campus and virtual programming through AEI Executive Councils (AEI's on-campus student leadership program); planning and executing major conferences in Washington, DC, and around the country, as well as online conferences; coordinating and recruiting students for an intensive, educational summer honors program and weekend honors program in Washington, DC; maintaining databases to keep track of current and former students and academic partners; marketing and promoting events on social media and other digital platforms; and assisting AEI's scholars in their engagement with colleges and universities.

Successful candidates will be detail-oriented and organized self-starters with strong interpersonal communication and writing skills; 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 is required. Event-planning experience, familiarity with AEI's scholarship, and an understanding of think tanks, student programs, Salesforce, and the academic community are preferred.

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

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