Brennan Center: Executive Assistant
The Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to redistricting reform, from access to the courts to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution – part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

We seek an energetic, motivated, well-organized individual who will provide administrative support and research assistance to the Democracy Program Director and Deputy Directors. The Special Assistant will work closely with the Democracy Program’s dynamic management team as they address key voting rights issues in a critical period.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing calendar (includes scheduling and confirming meetings)
  • Drafting correspondence
  • Communicating with internal and external constituents
  • Coordinating key projects and meetings
  • Making travel arrangements
  • Answering and screening incoming calls
  • Filing and general administrative support
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Keen attention to detail and an ability to multi-task
  • An openness to evolving responsibilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An interest in politics and public policy
  • A sense of humor and an ability to build positive working relationships
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

Application deadline is January 15, 2008, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Please send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by e-mail to [email protected], with Democracy Assistant in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

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The Brennan Center for Justice is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, which welcomes qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.