Washington Policy Center is the premier non-profit, independent think tank in Washington state - promoting sound public policy based on free-market solutions. WPC provides accurate, high-quality research through its seven research centers focusing on the areas of agriculture, government reform, small business, environment, health care, education, and transportation.
With four offices in Seattle, Olympia, Spokane and Tri-Cities, WPC’s impact is felt throughout the entire state with an annual budget of $3 million and a statewide staff of 19. On average, WPC’s research is in the media five times per day. Dozens of our recommendations have been signed into law or passed by voters at the state and local level. We hold approximately 50 events per year ranging from exclusive gatherings of 20-30 people to conferences and lunches for 200-300 and our annual fundraising gala, the Annual Dinner, with over 2,500 attendees.
The executive assistant has an array of responsibilities under the direction of the President/CEO and WPC’s operations manager. This position will provide you with an opportunity to thrive in a public policy environment, network with key business and policy leaders in our state, and assist in helping implement the organization’s new, three-year strategic plan.
The executive assistant provides high-level administrative support to the President/CEO by assisting the president in administrative duties, such as preparing correspondence, scheduling meetings for executives and board committees, and working with the development team to capture meeting information. This is a key position as WPC implements its new, three-year strategic plan.
The Development Assistant position offers a great opportunity to gain valuable fundraising, event planning and administrative experience in a non-profit environment. Ideal for someone with 1-2 years experience in office administration or fundraising work or a recent graduate. The Development Assistant works closely with and reports to the Development Manager and Development Director, and also works with the Events Manager and President of the organization. This is a part-time position (20-25 hours/week).
Washington Policy Center offers part-time internship positions geared toward undergraduate students and recent graduates for each academic quarter including summer. Interns work approximately 15 hours per week. WPC allows flexible hours to work around the intern’s class schedule while attending nearby colleges and universities. Through the Janet and Doug True Research Internship Program, WPC has had the privilege of excellent interns each quarter since 1999. Former WPC interns have gone on to work in Washington D.C., have run for office, have completed prestigious academic endeavors and have begun successful careers in the private sector. Many credit their interest in policy to their time as a WPC intern.
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