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21 Jun 2021

Full-Time Special Assistant to the President

Bipartisan Policy Center – Posted by BipartisanPolicy Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.

BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.

BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.


In close collaboration with the communications team and policy project teams, manage preparation for President’s participation in public events and media engagements, including:

  • Background memos on a range of policy issues and current events
  • Talking points
  • Questions for moderated discussions
  • Reading and summarizing books for events with authors
  • Any other briefing material needed

Travel with President

  • Manage preparation for meetings; work closely with the development team for all fundraising activities
  • Attend meetings
  • Take notes
  • Ensure dissemination of feedback from meetings to appropriate BPC staff
  • Ensure that President’s logistics are working
  • Assist with BPC events on the road that President is attending

Digital Presence

  • Help President sustain an active digital presence on Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media, including developing tweets on BPC output and current events


  • Work closely with Chief of Staff for Development and development team to support President in all fundraising activities
  • Assist and facilitate President fundraising “to dos” and follow up
  • Attend weekly development meetings
  • Take assignments as needed

Research and Writing

  • Fulfill short-term research needs of President as they arise (examples include tracking down a statistic for an op-ed; finding a bio on an individual; locating an article; reading and summarizing background materials)
  • Assist with the development of draft statements, blogs, letters, op-eds, newsletters and other writing needs


  • Coordinate closely with President’s Senior Executive Assistant on all aspects of managing the President’s work flow, including gathering any background materials needed for meetings/activities
  • Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer to ensure appropriate coordination with policy projects and functional teams
  • Act as coordinator on special projects as needed



  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • 1-2 years of project management experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, particularly in writing
  • Ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations
  • Computer skills a must: experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, 1-2 page writing sample, and three references. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

This position is budgeted at $42,000. Commensurate with experience.


How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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