Special Assistant to Executive Director

Class: Non-exempt hourly/full-time


The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a nonpartisan research and analysis organization that engages with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality on economic growth and stability, is seeking to fill the position of Special Assistant. The Special Assistant primarily supports the Executive Director in matters of scheduling and preparation for private and public meetings, including academic speaking engagements, policy briefings, and congressional testimony. This position will also provide support to members of the Equitable Growth’s senior team, which includes the Chief of Staff and Managing Director. The position requires strong administrative, operations, data entry, and scheduling skills, as well as solid research and writing skills.


  • Coordinate the scheduling needs of the Executive Director and/or senior team
  • Coordinate the travel arrangements for the Executive Director and/or senior team
  • Coordinate day-to-day email and telephone correspondence for the Executive Director with other staff
  • Coordinate the processing of expenses and contract payments for the Executive Director and/or senior team with finance and legal staff
  • Coordinate and initiate the preparation of briefing materials and public and private presentations for the Executive Director and senior team with other staff
  • Help coordinate event logistics involving the Executive Director and/or senior team with other staff
  • Administer entries and reports in Salesforce database
  • Provide support for internal and external meetings and events with other staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or 1 to 2 years relevant work experience required
  • Strong administrative and scheduling skills
  • Strong detail-oriented multitasking skills
  • Microsoft Outlook experience and data entry skills; familiarity with Dropbox and Salesforce preferred
  • Knowledge of economics and economic policy a plus
  • Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team and rapidly prioritize in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Equitable Growth provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Equitable Growth is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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