The successful candidate will be emotionally intelligent, discreet, collegial, engaging, reliable, and exceptionally organized. The individual will report to the President and CEO and will be based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the President & CEO to manage organizational issues, conduct research, engage with high-level stakeholders, and advise on transatlantic policy areas.
  • Support and advise the President & CEO in all aspects of transatlantic policy priorities, including in the drafting of papers, opinion pieces, blog posts, presentations, speeches, media talking points, concept notes, and congressional testimonies.
  • Work with the President & CEO and the Senior Vice President on developing and implementing new institutional policies.
  • Assist the President & CEO and the Senior Vice President in monitoring of progress on team goals and initiatives, prioritization, action planning, and problem solving.
  • Review, proofread, and approve internal and external documents and communication.
  • Coordinate across programs to ensure smooth collaboration and a solutions-based approach to problems.
  • Engage with external and internal stakeholders to align on strategic priorities and help drive decisions in all aspects of CEPA’s operations and high-level strategic outreach.
  • Be responsible for the preparation, collection, and presentation of key meeting materials for the President & CEO.
  • Liaise with internal and external teams to ensure proper preparation of the President & CEO for business meetings, trips, and other engagements.
  • Develop and maintain a list of critical projects and priorities for which the President & CEO’s awareness and involvement would be essential.
  • Lead and manage special projects at the request of the President & CEO.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, or related field.
  • At least two years of experience in a think tank or similar policy-focused setting responsible for research and programmatic support focusing on US-European relations.
  • Experience arranging high-level engagements, coordinating diplomatic communications, and working with senior-level executives is strongly desired.
  • Established network of European and US government officials, private sector leaders, academics, and other experts is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including high level of attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-sensitive environment, follow diplomatic protocol, and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness and ability to work on late evenings or weekends, as required.

A successful candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of, and a commitment to, CEPA’s mission to transatlantic values and principles.
  • Be flexible, creative, solution-oriented, and positive in approaching challenges and problems.
  • Be highly organized and familiar with the functions of a public policy non-profit organization.
  • Meet timelines and manage multiple projects simultaneously with utmost professionalism.
  • Be able to work well independently as well as be a key contributor in a highly dynamic team environment.
  • Demonstrate discretion when working with confidential or proprietary information.

CEPA offers exceptional benefits that include:

  • Competitive pay;
  • Generous employer-subsidized health insurance;
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan; and
  • Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays.

Application Instructions:

We invite qualified candidates to send a resume and cover letter to: careers@cepa.org. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Position available immediately with a view to filling the post as soon as possible. Applications considered on a first-come basis.

About CEPA:

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) works to ensure a strong and enduring transatlantic alliance rooted in democratic values and principles with strategic vision, foresight, and policy impact. Through cutting-edge research, analysis, and programs, we provide fresh insight on security, defense, and geopolitics to government officials and agencies; we help transatlantic businesses navigate changing strategic landscapes; and we build networks of future Atlanticist leaders. CEPA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy institution.

At CEPA, we believe in creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity because we recognize there is value in difference. More importantly, we believe creating an environment where everyone, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or citizenship, can do their best work is the right thing to do. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.