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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

Necessary

  • 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

Desirable

  • 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 iea@iea.org.uk.

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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