Research Assistant, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom

Washington, DC
Full Time
Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom
Entry Level

Title:                       Research Assistant, Margaret Thatcher Center for freedom

Reports to:           Director, Margaret thatcher Center for freedom

Job Summary:       The Research Assistant provides exceptional research and administrative support to the Thatcher Center. This position is responsible for organizing and managing internal and external events, conferences, roundtables and meetings relating to Thatcher Center policy priorities. The Research Assistant supports the Director through managing schedules, meeting itineraries, travel arrangements, expenses, briefing materials, and aiding in the development of policy papers. The Research Assistant is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, exercises sound judgement, coordinates multiple, time-sensitive projects/priorities, and is a well-organized, detail-oriented member of the team.  

Job Duties:

  • Support Thatcher Center staff by assisting in writing and preparing materials for Thatcher Center weekly newsletter, correspondence, internal reports, and policy briefings.
  • Represent the Thatcher Center and Director in internal Heritage events and organize and coordinate logistics including invitations, catering, AV support, and other needs.
  • Assist the Director with preparing the Thatcher Center budget and administering the day-to-day execution of the budget.
  • Provide administrative support to the Thatcher Center, including scheduling, booking travel arrangements, preparing activity and expense reports, maintaining department files, databases, and contact lists, and supporting special projects.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Thatcher Center interns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director including research projects.


Education:                     BA/BS in relevant field required

Experience:                   0-2 years of relevant experience

Communication:           Strong written and verbal communication skills

Technology:                  Microsoft Suite

Other Requirements:

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Promote policies consistent with Heritage’s priorities; speak with one voice.
  • Possess excellent organizational, planning, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of transatlantic policy issues.
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality.

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