Executive Assistant to the Director General & American Outreach Officer
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Job description:

  • To manage the diary, appointments and travel arrangements of the IEA Director General
  • To handle and, where appropriate, respond to the Director General’s correspondence, including emails
  • To provide research support for speeches, meetings and media appearances by the IEA Director General
  • To provide support for the IEA’s events programme – including videoing of relevant events, design of marketing material and assist in the organisation of events
  • To assist with the general administration of the IEA and its office
  • To manage and expand database of contacts in USA
  • To maintain correspondence to all coalition organisations, donors and other interested parties in the USA
  • To liaise with other free market oriented organisations in the USA to co-ordinate efforts, share research and put forward consistent messaging
  • To manage USA event calendar, using discretion to prioritise appearances and handle follow up
  • To attract appropriate American academics, politicians and business leaders to speak at IEA events in London
  • To cultivate and expand IEA’s donor base in America
  • To assist the Communications Department with any American related media needs

Person specification


  • Meticulous, highly organised and painstaking attention to detail
  • Highly presentable and courteous with an excellent telephone manner
  • Able to remain calm and organised under pressure
  • Good writing, editing and research skills
  • Willing and able to work unsociable hours
  • Understanding of American political system, federal and state
  • Knowledge and experience of free market organisations in the USA


  • A reasonable grasp of – and preferably commitment to – free market economics
  • An interest in and understanding of current affairs
  • Some experience in fundraising/donor relations
  • Strong network of contacts in the USA

Please send a CV and a covering letter (no more than one page) outlining why you think you are the ideal candidate for this position to

Closing date is 5pm on November 12th 2014. Please note that, due to the high volume of application received, we will only contact those shortlisted for interview.

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