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Program Coordinator-College Excellence Program

Department: CEP
Location: Washington DC, DC

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

The College Excellence Program (CEP) aims to identify and replicate practices and policies that significantly improve college student outcomes. Through the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, and other initiatives, the College Excellence Program works to improve colleges’ capacity to achieve high levels of success for all students, and to eliminate disparities for low-income and minority students on American campuses. All of our projects are designed to improve higher education in four areas: strengthening learning; increasing completion rates, improving post-completion outcomes in transfer or the labor market; and increasing equity in educational outcomes for historically marginalized and underserved student populations. CEP is based in the Aspen Institute’s Washington, DC, headquarters.

Basic Function:

The Program Coordinator (PC) will play a critical role in the operational aspects of a variety of CEP initiatives. We are seeking a flexible, motivated, and proactive team player with a relentless drive towards outcomes and innate ability to understand connections between individual tasks and project outcomes. The ideal candidate will thrive in a busy setting while expertly handling multiple competing priorities. S/he will maintain a positive, “can-do” attitude and be able to work collaboratively (and with humility) within multiple project teams. Candidates must have exemplary organizational skills with the ability to respond to rapidly changing priorities and have superior interpersonal skills, high self-awareness, and sound judgment. S/he will communicate proactively and professionally at all times and be comfortable in an entrepreneurial organization.  

The Program Coordinator position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated early-career professional to develop a wide range of knowledge and skills as part of a small, entrepreneurial team within the vibrant setting of the Aspen Institute.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Coordinator will work closely with multiple project teams to support an array of functions integral to the program's mission, including preparation and implementation of convenings with high-profile external partners and planning and implementation of program site visits to colleges and universities nationally. S/he will specialize in meeting/travel logistics and execute all administrative functions resulting from those project activities. Specifically, the Program Coordinator will have responsibility for several processes related to:

Event Management/Logistics:  

Administrative Assistance:

Desired Knowledge, Education and Experience:

To Apply

All applicants must submit the following:
1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position
2) a resume/CV 

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against. 

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