The Atlantic Council of the United States seeks a talented, entrepreneurial, and innovative thinker and manager to help shape the work of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC). The deputy director of AALAC will work closely with the Director to inspire and lead a team focused on creating impact in a range of project areas focused on some of the most pressing issues in Latin America and the connection with the global community.
S/he must be forward-thinking, nimble, and effective in developing partnerships with businesses, policymakers, funders, media, and nonprofit organizations. S/he will coordinate the work of a team of analysts and program managers, helping implement projects, train staff, and inspire initiatives. The deputy director must also possess in-depth knowledge and creative thinking around key issues in Latin America—both positive and negative—as well as have experience working and living in the region.
AALAC addresses a wide range of topics, including economic and political development in Latin America, regional integration, trade, energy, democracy, and international relations between Latin America, the Unites States, China, and Europe. The successful candidate for this position will have a strong record of initiating programs, excellent managerial and communication skills, and a proven ability to build networks among relevant leaders in the public and private sectors. We highly value a leader who thinks out of the box and is consistently striving to find new ways to create impact at this global inflection point.
The Deputy Director will: have his/her own research interests and be able to carry out independent policy initiatives and writing projects; participate in conferences; speak with news media and interact with government officials and Council board members; think creatively about issues in the Latin America region; contribute to the design of programs and project proposals for fundraising; and excel at communication and collaboration within the Council and externally. AALAC is an incredibly team-oriented, collaborative work environment; the successful candidate must contribute to that positive team cohesion.
• Strategic Planning: Work with the director to develop and implement the strategic plan for the center.
• Management: Support the director in the day-to-day management of the Center, including its programs and staff. Implement the program’s initiatives to influence policy and impact the public debate on a range of Latin American issues. She/he will oversee implementation of multiple projects simultaneously.
• Intellectual Leadership: Play a leading role in developing the intellectual framework for advancing the Council’s mission and Latin American programming through written work, specific initiatives, and speaking opportunities within and outside the Council. Develop and maintain a profile as a respected leader on select issues.
• Administration: Ensure the Center’s integration into overall Atlantic Council strategic planning and participate in Council-wide administration processes.
• Publications: Write and edit materials for publication, including reports, op-eds, etc.
• Resource Management: Manage center funding (grants and other contributions), produce and manage project budgets, and write or review performance reports on projects to funders.
• Talent Management: Assist the Director in recruiting, managing, and developing Center staff.
• Outreach/Communication: Represent the Center externally and internally, represent the Director as needed, and build expertise within the news media in areas where AALAC operates.
• Fundraising: Undertake all aspects of specific project development, fundraising, and implementation.
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations with a focus on high-impact work that shapes the conversation among policymakers, the business community, and civil society. Founded in 2013, the Center explores Latin America in a global context with a priority on pressing issues: Venezuela’s crisis; NAFTA modernization and trade; China-Latin America ties; Colombia’s peacebuilding; Cuba engagement; Central America’s prosperity; the new Brazil; women’s leadership; and energy’s future. broadens understanding of regional transformations with a focus on high-impact work that shapes the conversation among policymakers, the business community, and civil society. Founded in 2013, the Center explores Latin America in a global context with a priority on pressing issues: Venezuela’s crisis; NAFTA modernization and trade; China-Latin America ties; Colombia’s peacebuilding; Cuba engagement; Central America’s prosperity; the new Brazil; women’s leadership; and energy’s future.
• At least a Master’s degree in a relevant field, with at least 10 years of work experience;
• Experience in program management and development in an entrepreneurial environment;
• Demonstrated professional excellence and passion for working on Latin American issues. International experience highly preferred.
• Significant knowledge of Latin American affairs; superior knowledge of Brazilian affairs is a plus.
• Strong and current network of contacts in business, government/politics, the media, civil society, and think tanks/academia.
• A track record of working in and with business, in fundraising, and in event management/conference development, planning, and execution. An ability to focus on impact and results is important.
• Superb interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collegially with others and with the highest standards of integrity.
• Superior written and oral communication skills and a willingness to experiment in outreach methods;
• The ability to work quickly, with a collegial, resourceful, and entrepreneurial attitude is required.
• Excellent English language writing and briefing skills, as well as proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese languages.
• Ability to represent the Atlantic Council to external constituencies, including news media, Board members, individual and corporate members, senior business and government officials, diplomatic officials, VIPs, and donors.
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