Executive Assistant

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and experienced executive assistant who has a proven record of efficiency, task-management, and results orientation to support the President and CEO of one of the most diverse foreign policy think tanks in Washington, DC.

The successful candidate will be emotionally intelligent, discreet, collegial, engaging, reliable, and exceptionally organized. A passion and interest for transatlantic relations is preferred. The individual would report to the President and CEO and would be based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and manage all external and internal meetings of the President and CEO;
  • Coordinate domestic and international travel for the President and CEO;
  • Organize and consolidate briefing materials for meetings and public appearances;
  • Work proactively to ensure that meetings are well-prepared and on schedule;
  • Track internal projects and support the President and CEO in prioritization to ensure timely execution;
  • Draft, edit, and proofread all correspondence and preparatory materials;
  • Serve as CEO liaison between programs, external partners, and leadership;
  • Coordinate with the executive office and business development team on fundraising and board priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Two years or more of relevant experience;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to edit and to write quickly and clearly;
  • Positive, flexible, get-it-done attitude;
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, often changing environment;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team across the organization;
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-sensitive environment;
  • Ability to handle sensitive information, meet deadlines, and maintain grace under pressure;
  • 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 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.
  • Be flexible, creative, solution-oriented, and positive in approaching challenges and problems.

CEPA offers exceptional benefits that include:

  • Competitive pay;
  • Generous employer-subsidized health insurance;
  • 403(b) 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 are considered on a first-come basis.

About CEPA:

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) reinvents Atlanticism for a more secure future. We work 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; 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.