Special Assistant

Dexis Professional Services
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 21

Position description

Dexis Professional Services (DPS) is seeking a Special Assistant with an active secret clearance to support the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3).

This position is full time and based in Washington, DC. The start date is immediate.

Responsibilities 

This position will be responsible for performing a range of operational duties to maximize the contributions – internally, externally, and publicly – of senior advisors and managers. The position’s major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assembles, analyzes, and communicates facts, evidence, and expert opinions related to areas of strategic importance to the sector.
  • Prepares or coordinates preparation of a wide range of events, trips, reports, briefings, presentations, memos, publications, and other means of communication.
  • Writes speeches, designs and coordinates events, creates and executes strategies to maximize office engagement opportunities to maximize high level assets.
  • Liaisons with and responds to inquiries from various internal and external stakeholder groups, including Congress, the US Department of State, other federal agencies, the White House, development partners and donors, and other interested stakeholders.
  • Conducts or contributes to a variety of outreach, promotion, communication activities. This includes supporting broad strategies to build relationships and engage with diverse groups and individuals and utilizing social media tools.
  • Coordinates work products and deliverables with USAID Missions, regional bureaus, and independent offices, as well as with interagency partners and external stakeholders.
  • Compiles and reviews information on potential problems and issues; prepare oral and written reports that address the problems; and make recommendations for their resolution.
  • Helps with the advance planning, scheduling, and logistical coordination for the manager’s domestic and international events and travel. Serves as the advance lead for the manager’s DC- based speaking events, and manages flights, ground transportation, and hotel booking for the activity. Handles all aspects of travel preparation (country clearance, travel authorization, trip planning and closeout).
  • Works with senior managers, and other relevant positions to develop strategic travel schedules, schedule trip calls, and with bureau staff to define briefing needs and trip deliverables, so trip itineraries reflect USAID priorities.
  • Write content and communications.
  • Creates success stories and highlights.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 5 years related experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong accuracy, attention to detail, and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and handle confidential information essential.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite with demonstrated experience compiling reports, writing speeches and memos, developing presentations and other communication materials.
  • Demonstrated event planning and travel arrangement experience.
  • Ability to produce quality content under tight deadlines with competing responsibilities with resilience, discretion, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work on projects independently as well as working well as part of a team.
  • Active Secret level clearance required to perform duties.

Application instructions

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