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The Middle East Policy Council is hiring an Executive Assistant. The individual in this role will serve as Operations Manager, Assistant to the Council's President, and Assistant to the Council's Executive Director. Please send your resume to balghussein@mepc.org.

Operations Manager (40%)

Finances

  • Report monthly expenditures
  • Address payroll concerns
  • Assist with budget forecasting; e.g. gathering estimates for projects
  • Liaise with accounting team, tax preparators, and other contractors for related issues

Office Management

  • Manage hybrid schedules of staff
  • Maintain records of sick and vacation time
  • Onboard contractors and new staff
  • Manage internship program – collect applications, vet applicants, onboard cohorts, create programming
  • Answer general inquires made via phone and email
  • Keep kitchen and common areas clean, ensure stock of office supplies
  • Receive and send mailing
  • Greet visitors
  • Liaise with building management when needed
  • Serve as main point of contact for building issues, technical problems, and HR-related inquires

Board Relations

  • Assist chairperson of the board with scheduling of meetings and disseminating information to the Board
  • Prepare for board meetings, e.g. ordering catering, creating meeting links, material collection

Assistant to President (40%)

  • Manage short term and long-term calendar
  • Coordinate speaking requests and invitations to events (domestic and international); plan travel logistics, process honoraria and reimbursements, support President in writing remarks
  • Plan trips to D.C: ensure that in-person requests are met, schedule day according to priorities
  • Complete tasks as assigned

Assistant to Executive Director (20%)

  • Manage short term and long-term calendar
  • Report daily activity and present updates
  • Assist with assigned projects
  • Assist in delegating tasks to staff

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience in an Executive Assistant or Office Manager role
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Compensation and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience

Job Type

  • Full-time

Competitive Benefits Package

  • 403(b) retirement
  • 100% dental, health, vision, and life insurance covered by employer
  • Paid time off (all federal holidays)

Work Location

  • Washington, DC
  • Hybrid work schedule

Internship Opportunities

The Middle East Policy Council encourages undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds - political science, international relations, history, foreign language, regional studies, communications, and more - to apply for our internships. Interns should expect to gain valuable insight into the inner workings of a nonprofit, while fostering informed and productive policy making towards the Middle East.

MEPC is accepting part-time and full-time applications. Competitive applicants will have demonstrated academic, professional, and/or personal interest in the Middle East.

To apply for an internship, send a cover letter, resume, and a 2-page writing sample (can be an excerpt of a long piece) to info@mepc.org. Applications for Summer 2024 internship are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Types of Internships

Educational Programs Internship 
  • Write educational products for MEPC's Teach Mideast program
  • Assist in the curation and maintenance of MEPC's virtual classroom initiative and teacher orientation
  • Compile breaking news regarding MENA art, society, and culture
  • Assist in the various aspects of MEPC's interview initiative such as curating questions and transcribing
  • Strategize Teach Mideast engagement
  • Attend various MEPC events and MEPC-related cultural events
  • Assist with other educational programming tasks when needed
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