The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education and research complex, comprised of 19 museums and galleries, nine research centers, 21 libraries, the National Zoological Park and more than 200 affiliate museum partners. The Smithsonian is dedicated to its founding mission, “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and as such we use our resources to encourage curiosity, ignite wonder and spark the joy of learning.
The Smithsonian’s Office of International Relations (OIR) serves as the central point for Institution-wide advice, insight, analysis, and coordination of all international activities of the Institution. OIR is the central external representative of international programs for the Institution and leads institutional relationships with US government and international organizations, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, foreign embassies, and other governmental and private organizations in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to international activities, OIR serves as a key partner for internal, pan-institutional, cross-cutting initiatives, such as Conservation Commons.
With its global reach and world-renowned experts, the Smithsonian is uniquely positioned to advance science-based solutions and transform people’s attitudes and approaches to conservation. Smithsonian Conservation Commons leverages the expertise and resources of the Institution and celebrates a change in how conservation and sustainability are approached shifting focus from problem to solution—from a sense of loss to one of hope. Through its core Action Areas - Earth Optimism, Movement of Life, and Working Land and Seascapes - the Conservation Commons serves as a convener and amplifier of interdisciplinary collaboration across the Smithsonian and with external partners. The Commons incentivizes applied research to tackle major conservation challenges, like rapid biodiversity loss and the impacts of climate change, and enhances the Smithsonian’s ability to translate knowledge into action by providing examples of conservation success across ecosystems globally.
The Smithsonian’s Conservation Commons and Office of International Relations seeks a Management Support Assistant to join its team. This position provides support for CC & OIR, including, but not limited to assisting with: managing funds, monitoring budgets, purchasing supplies and programmatic support. This is a 24-month term position.
Major Duties and Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Qualified candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Candidates should be familiar with Excel, Word and Outlook systems. Preferred experience with finance and accounting and familiarity with museum and conservation related research initiatives.
The Smithsonian offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about us, visit www.si.edu. This is not a Federal position but has similar requirements and benefits.
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letter with “Management Support Assistant/Conservation Commons” in the subject line by January 8, 2021.
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