Special Assistant to the Executive Director

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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 is working to launch our first policy center—the J. Ronald Terwilliger Center for Housing Policy. The center reflects the deep commitment of both the BPC and philanthropist Ron Terwilliger to the idea that every American family deserves a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Believing that forging broad, bipartisan support offers the greatest opportunity to realize this goal, the center will work to advance federal policies that more effectively address our nation's critical housing affordability challenges.




·       In close collaboration with the policy center and communications teams, manage preparation for Executive Director, Advisory Committee members and Center founder’s participation in public and private events, and media engagements, including: 

o  Background memos on a range of policy issues and current events 

o  Talking points 

o  Questions for moderated discussions 

o  Reading and summarizing books for events with authors

o  Any other briefing material needed (examples include: compiling hard and soft copies of stakeholder briefing books, finding a bio on an individual, reading and summarizing background materials)

·       Digital Presence

o  Help Executive Director and Advisory Committee sustain an active digital presence on Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media, including developing tweets on Center output and current events 

·       Research and Writing

o  Fulfill short-term research needs of Executive Director 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)

o  Assist with the development of draft statements, blogs, letters, op-eds, newsletters and other writing needs

·       Coordination

o  Coordinate closely with BPC’s policy project team, communications team, and BPCAN all aspects of managing the Center and Executive Director’s work flow, including gathering any background materials needed for meetings/activities

o  Act as coordinator on special projects as needed

·       Logistics

o  Manage travel arrangements for Advisory Council members

o  Effectively manages the day-to-day workflow for the Executive Director of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Center on Housing Policy and the logistics for the center’s Advisory Board

o  Maintains calendars; schedules appointments; arranges internal and external meetings; fields and prioritizes phone calls, emails, mail and meeting requests 

o  Monitors and tracks various projects and tasks to ensure timely completion; takes notes at center-related meetings and ensures follow up on action items

o  Coordinates travel itineraries and arrangements for domestic and international trips

o  Coordinates with project manager for the Housing Task Force and other housing project staff





  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • 2-3 years of project management experience preferred
  • Interest in housing policy 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, writing sample, and three references. Please submit materials as one file. 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.


COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.



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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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