Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Position Type: Full-Time
Education Level: Bachelor Degree
Job Category: Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Job Description

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as Associate Director its Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. The Associate Director will lead a number of programmatic priority areas for the Center including its congressional relations and its US-Colombia portfolio. He/she will join a team dedicated to highlighting the new Latin America through work that underscores the region’s economic and political transformations and its broader global importance.

The selected candidate will form a key part of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, with the position being a part of an expanded leadership of the Center’s activities and functions. This position will involve oversight of colleagues as well as opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in regional and thematic centers across the Atlantic Council. 

The ideal candidate is a passionate and entrepreneurial self-starter who is nimble and strategic in how to achieve policy results. The position also requires experience and interest in programmatic and financial development of portfolios. She/he will have an intimate understanding of Capitol Hill and the U.S. government and experience working on U.S. foreign policy and international trade. Based in Washington DC, the Associate Director will continue to build on our US-Colombia work, including leading the recently launched US-Colombia Task Force. 

He/she also should possess a strong record of intellectual entrepreneurialism, superb abilities in writing and editing publications, experience in external communications, a network of influential contacts in the US, Colombia and optimally beyond, experience in coordinating programs and events, and excellent administrative and organizational skills. The ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under pressure of time is key to success in the job as well as experience developing the strategy of a project, stewarding resource development, and executing activities in innovative ways.

The Associate Director will participate in briefings of opinion leaders, legislators, and officials, and media. The ideal candidate will be fluent in English and Spanish. This position involves some travel to Colombia and potentially other countries. He/she will possess political experience, excellent project management skills, fundraising experience with both the private sector and foundations, be detail-oriented, and have the knowledge of diplomatic protocol.

Job Responsibilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, public policy, or a related field. Master’s degree is highly preferred.
  • 6-8 years of combined professional experience in international public policy or politics.
  • Previous experience on Capitol Hill or in congressional relations.
    Comprehensive knowledge of political, economic, and social issues in Colombia.
  • Proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with both junior-level and senior-level colleagues.
  • Native-level Spanish-language writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent English-language writing skills and superior communication skills.
  • Ability to represent the Atlantic Council to external constituencies, such as senior officials, diplomatic officials, board members, and donors.
  • Experience in fundraising and financial management.
    Self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical, and administrative skills; experience in grant and database management highly desirable.
    Research and writing skills in the areas of international relations with a focus on Colombia.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, public policy, or a related field. Master’s degree is highly preferred.
  • 6-8 years of combined professional experience in international public policy or politics.
  • Previous experience on Capitol Hill or in congressional relations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of political, economic, and social issues in Colombia.
  • Proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with both junior-level and senior-level colleagues.
  • Native-level Spanish-language writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent English-language writing skills and superior communication skills.
  • Ability to represent the Atlantic Council to external constituencies, such as senior officials, diplomatic officials, board members, and donors. 
  • Experience in fundraising and financial management.
  • Self-starter who can balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational, logistical, and administrative skills; experience in grant and database management highly desirable.
  • Research and writing skills in the areas of international relations with a focus on Colombia.

Please note: Atlantic Council is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.