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The Wilson Center consists of two separate, but parallel, pay systems (federal and trust). U.S. Civil Service positions are funded by our annual appropriation from the Congress. Trust positions are funded by private donations, grants and gifts to the Wilson Center.

When applying for a position, please follow the application instructions via the announcement on USAJOBS.

The Wilson Center is committed to attracting and maintaining a high quality, dedicated, and diverse work force. As a member of the Wilson Center staff, you will become of the team that works together to build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the Nation's problems and challenges. 

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO - Trust Position


WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all qualified candidates eligible to work in the United States.

CLOSES:  June 13, 2023:  The incumbent serves as the Executive Assistant for the President/CEO. As such, the incumbent will perform the following duties:


  • Manages strategic calendar for President/CEO and provides organizational and logistical support for each meeting, including confirming attendees, creating/providing connection details (if remote), and booking conference rooms (if in person).
  • Oversees daily schedule, including escorting guests, ending meetings on time, and coordinating any last minute changes or requests.
  • Coordinates with Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff to ensure there are briefing materials for all meetings.

Event Management

  • Assist Deputy Chief of staff with event request process.
  • Serve as logistics POC for most President/CEO events, which includes coordination between external host, internal program, and external relations to understand purpose of event and convey preferences of President/CEO.
  • Advance in-person events to ensure arrival instructions and event logistics are in order, while coordinating President/CEO arrival with Chief of Staff or Deputy Chief of Staff.


  • Collect meeting briefers and read/edit them for clarity and content. If information is missing or unclear, work with program team or development to clarify.
  • Task out talking points for events and, once received, adjust points to President/CEO’s voice.

Office Management

  • Maintains inventory of needed supplies for the President/CEO office.
  • Assists with reimbursements for President/CEO expenses in Washington, DC.
  • Creates travel authorization for each trip and coordinates approval process, as well as booking of travel and lodging reservations for the President/CEO.

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