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Special Assistant to the President

Publication or Company  Devex
Industry  Corporate/Institutional/Technical Writing, Internet/Online/New Media, Marketing, Mobile, Non-profit, Sales/Advertising Sales, Social Media
Salary Negotiable
Benefits Health, Telecommute Policy
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Washington, DC
Job Requirements Special Assistant to the President



Devex is pleased to announce a unique opportunity to join our social enterprise as the Special Assistant to the President. This entry-level role is ideal for an ambitious, bright, outgoing recent graduate with an interest in international development and new media, and a strong sense of personal initiative. When this position was last open two-years ago, we received 400 applications and we expect a similar response now. So successful candidates should be able to demonstrate a combination of strong analytical and interpersonal skills that would make them ideal for this important position.

The Special Assistant to the President is a role that combines administrative duties with representational duties. He/she will attend meetings with and on behalf of the President as well as be involved in all aspects of the operations of Devex. This role will require close coordination with the entire executive leadership of Devex and team members in all of our international offices.

You don’t have to know everything about international development – think names like the World Bank, United Nations, USAID, CARE, and The Gates Foundation – but a passion to learn is an absolute must. What matters more is your ability to handle a wide range of time-sensitive administrative responsibilities while positively representing Devex and the president’s office internally and externally.

Devex offers competitive salaries and benefits as well as creative spaces, snack-filled fridges and all the espresso you can drink. If you’d like to join this progressive group of global development game changers, we welcome your application.



This role is ideal for someone who:

Wants a high-profile entry-level role as a key stepping stone in his/her career
Wants to be a part of a global team working directly with the world’s largest community of development agencies, organizations, and professionals
Is ready to shine as part of a young and exciting social enterprise
Is an ambitious recent graduate who can juggle multiple administrative tasks with enthusiasm and positive energy
Possesses a keen interest in building a business-oriented career in international development and new media


If this sounds like you then read on…

Administrative Responsibilities:

Be a relentless perfectionist with a positive attitude who is ready and willing to take on anything with a battle cry of “no task is too large and no task is too small”
Act as office manager of the Washington, DC office, including procuring supplies and computers, directing maintenance and janitorial staff, bookkeeping, and filing
Act as liaison to Devex accountants, lawyers, insurance companies and internal corporate accounting and member support teams
Address miscellaneous administrative needs and member requests as they arise
Manage correspondence, mailings, and printing
Arrange travel for the President
Act as research assistant to the President
Keep the espresso flowing and the kitchen stocked with late-night snacks


Representational Responsibilities:

Internally, take on the role of head cheerleader for a fun office culture
Externally, represent Devex and the president’s office with poise and professionalism
Coordinate with internal stakeholders to arrange company-wide events
Work in close coordination with the entire executive leadership of Devex and team members in all of our international offices
Assist with on-boarding new staff in coordination with other teams
Answer the phone at reception and greet incoming visitors
Schedule appointments, interviews, and trips for the president


Required Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree from a highly-ranked university program
1-3 years relevant internship or work experience
Attention to detail, organizational skills, and a sense of urgency
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
Strong sense of personal initiative
Highly capable with web research, Excel, and Powerpoint
Talent for writing high-quality professional correspondence
US work authorization
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience interning or working in a highly regarded institution in the media or international affairs sectors
Experience with customer service and/or sales
Experience working in a fast paced working environment
Demonstrated leadership experience
Facility with web technologies including social media and strong interest in learning more
High grade point average from a well-regarded university program
International travel or experience abroad


This is a full-time employment position based in our Washington, DC headquarters.



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About the Organization

Devex is the media platform for the global development community. A social enterprise, we connect and inform development, health, humanitarian, and sustainability professionals through news, business intelligence, and funding & career opportunities so you can do more good for more people.

Based in Washington DC, and with offices in Barcelona, Manila and Tokyo, our social enterprise consists of 100 accomplished, über-smart, energetic, fun-loving staff who believe to the bone that what we do makes a difference. If that describes you, we welcome your application.
About Our Company We are Devex , a driving force in global development on a mission to connect people, information and ideas to make a $200-billion industry do more good for more people. Through devex.com, we offer business information and recruiting services to our 500,000-member community including CARE, Microsoft, World Bank UNDP, ADB, and other leading firms, donor agencies, NGOs and development professionals worldwide.

Headquartered in Washington DC, and with offices in Barcelona, Manila and Tokyo , our social enterprise consists of 100 sharp, energetic, globe-trotting staff working together to serve and drive forward the global development community. Devex offers a dynamic working environment as well as creative spaces, snack-filled fridges and all the espresso you can drink. If you would like to join this progressive group of global development game changers, we welcome your application.


 
 
 
 
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