Program Coordinator - Brookings Executive Education

Brookings Institution
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 30

Position description

Work with BEE Program Manager to develop and conduct a wide variety of policy educational programs for business and government executives. Responsibilities include program/session direction and facilitation; program and issue research, agenda preparation, follow up with speakers and participants, initiates pre and post personal communications/interactions with participants and manages program logistics. Manages program costs within budget controls; Engages in tasks to develop revenue and profitability management.

Note: This position is an employee of Washington University, who works in the Brookings Executive Education program. This position is in Washington DC.


Program Development, Coordination and Planning:

  • Engages in relationship management of policy programs for government and business executives.
  • Manages outreach efforts with custom program managers to identify customer needs.
  • Identifies program speakers and research program topics for assigned programs.
  • Facilitates sessions/programs, as determined by Program Manager.
  • Serves as trusted advisor to participants (i.e. interacts with participants to understand their needs, recommend courses, provide information on course content, explain services offered by BEE, resolve issues).
  • Provides input to marketing team on the development of promotional materials.
  • Conducts research on new issue areas, speakers and potential partner organizations.
  • Keeps abreast of issue areas related to program assignments and business development priorities.
  • Serves as liaison with speakers and faculty.
  • Researches and prepares customized program material.
  • Negotiates and Manages program related contracts.
  • Responds to client requests.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Program Implementation & Logistics:

  • Is responsible for the effective and efficient coordination of the educational program, working on-site to manage logistics and to help resolve any problems that arise.
  • With Senior Staff and outside partner organizations, assists in the evaluation of programs and development of recommendations to improve future programs.
  • As appropriate, provides back-up for Senior Staff Members, accompanying groups to site visits and introduces guest speakers.
  • Actively engages participants and solicits referrals for other BEE programs.
  • Oversees venue selection and reservations, arranges transportation if required, handles meal planning, and ensures proper approval of contracts for external vendors.
  • Directs support staff in the preparation and distribution of participant information, including but not limited to pre-agenda, BEE program policies, program books, name tags, tent cards, and certificates.
  • Tracks program expenses against budget and keeps updated information on monies committed by the program.
  • Assures that financial obligations are in compliance with approved program budgets.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Team leadership responsibilities:

  • Actively engage in the organizational development of BEE.
  • Provide ideas for management and operational improvement.
  • Serves as a development resource for support staff in program planning, implementation and close out.
  • Helps creates opportunities for BEE growth.
  • Volunteers to serve on problem solving tiger teams.
  • Interacts with Brookings research assistants to stay abreast of new research initiatives.


Education/Experience Requirements:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum of 5 years of experience. Knowledge of Federal government and background in political science, government, public administration/policy or related field

Preferred: Background in and knowledge of Executive Education. Master's degree very desirable. Service in government or public affairs

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