About the Role
Beck & Stone is a consulting firm at the intersection of media and technology. We connect thinkers, dreamers, and institutions to American culture through the design of useful software and compelling brands.
On behalf of a client, a DC-based policy center, we are seeking an experienced professional to join as Assistant to the President. This individual will complement and aid the center’s President in coordinating with the internal team and communicating with the public. The position is full-time, on-site in the client’s offices in Washington D.C. with infrequent travel and remote work.
Internally, the Assistant to the President must be present on every phone call, email chain, video conference, and in-person meeting with the President. Listening attentively, asking clarifying questions, and taking notes to circulate with all involved is their responsibility.
Externally, the Assistant is responsible for outreach to other policy centers, media contacts, editors, congressional offices, and any other parties who would be interested in speaking with the President on the organization’s areas of emphasis and expertise.
Knowledge, Skills, & Requirements
A listener. You are slow to speak and quick to listen—and what you hear you make sure to remember.
A connected connector. You’ve been around DC a little and get how things go. You know who is who and what they could do for you.
A notetaker. You write detailed notes compulsively and can summarize what was said even if you do not understand all the details.
An organized organizer. You love calendars, to-do lists and schedulers that help you and other stay on time and on point. You’ll get comfortable really quickly in a cloud-based suite of professional tools from Google or Microsoft.
A resilient professional. You thrive on the energy of others and want to see it channeled productively through you. It takes a lot to discourage you.
A writer. You can write impeccable emails in English with clarity and brevity in wording, grace and professionalism in delivery, and intelligence in formatting detail. Bonus points for enough French, Latin, or Elvin tongue to impress people.
A servant. Attentive, empathetic, and kind; anticipating “needs” before they become “wants”.
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