Project and Design Coordinator, The Hamilton Project

The Brookings Institution
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States, 20001
Apr 16, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
Full Time

The Brookings Institution

Equal-Opportunity Employer: It is Brookings policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all of its employees and applicants without regard to their actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, citizenship status, family responsibilities, gender identity or expression, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination as required by law.

Program Economic Studies
Job Funtion Communications
Posted Date 2019-04-15
Job ID 2019-2025
Salary Commensurate with experience

The Project and Design Coordinator leads the publications design, as well as project coordination and event logistical support, for The Hamilton Project in the Economic Studies Program (ES) at Brookings. This role implements the layout and leads the graphic design work for scholarly research papers and blog posts. This position also plays a key role in supporting The Hamilton Project’s efforts to translate academic papers into digital visual reality for non-economist audiences, transforming complex subjects into charts and graphics.


Graphic Design (40%)


  • Coordinates research paper layout, including design production, in coordination and consultation with Policy Director. Coordinates with Hamilton Project research staff to ensure adherence to scheduled production processes.
  • Uses Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Microsoft Excel to lay out research papers, and Adobe Photoshop or other graphic design software to produce other web graphics. Partner with THP scholars and research assistants to create charts and other data visualization content.
  • Leads selection, design, and development of visual content for publication.
  • Designs graphics to promote research and events for social media use.
  • Design event materials and collateral including: event invitations and programs, board retreat materials, and co-branded logos and backdrops.
  • Leads stock image selection process for research papers and website.
  • Liaises with The Hamilton Project’s external printer partner to ensure that all documents are printed in accordance with release and event schedules. Liaise with Central Communications to ensure compliance with approved style and branding guide.

Event Support and Logistics (35%)



  • Coordinate logistics for public and private events, conferences and meetings for the Hamilton Project, as needed.
  • Manages travel reservations; makes hotel arrangements; reserves rooms and audio visual equipment; orders catering; communicates with speakers; coordinates with partners; prepares materials; processes reimbursements and payments; and collaborates with program staff providing other event logistics as needed.

Project Coordination and Support (25%)



  • Coordinate and maintain project/publications calendars; track deliverables and project timelines; communicate deadlines to project staff.
  • Manages and tracks expenses and invoices; verifies procurement card charges.
  • Coordinates intern selection process.
  • Assist with maintenance of office space; order and maintain office supplies.
  • Uses judgment to identify opportunities and anticipate problems, suggest solutions.
  • Serves as primary liaison with external vendors.



Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required. Two years of relevant experience required with one year of experience in graphic design; experience can come from prior employment, internship, or applicable undergraduate/graduate work. Proven interest in economics and public policy preferred. Writing, editing or proofreading experience preferred; experience in policy or educational environment desirable. Conference and/or event planning experience preferred. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Some experience with graphic design and familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite--InDesign, Illustrator, and to a lesser extent, Photoshop--is preferred; Must be able to learn other new technology applications for communications and design; must have strong organization, high initiative, strong interpersonal skills, discretion, and mature judgment; must be able to work in a fast-paced environment

Ability to innovatively, creatively and effectively leverage Hamilton Project electronic communications tools to promote our research and policy initiatives. High degree of self-motivation and good work ethic with a proven ability to work independently under pressure with minimal supervision and as part of a team. Creative and positive-thinker and learner.

Additional Information:

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.




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