Do you want to help organize one of the world’s premier conferences featuring former heads of state, Nobel laureates, business and media titans and renowned innovators? Do you want to interact with a community of passionate, progressive, and philanthropic CEOs and business leaders from Latin America? Do you want to work with a small but dynamic team in a start-up setting where new opportunities and responsibilities are yours for the taking? Do you care about the future of the Americas and would you like to help create a more progressive and transparent business culture in the region? If you answered yes to these questions, the G50 is a great fit for you.

The Group of Fifty (G50) is a network of forward-thinking Latin American CEOs committed to global leadership in both business and philanthropy. This unpaid position offers individuals interested in international affairs an opportunity to become a vital part of an organization exploring current themes in public policy, global politics and trends in fields as diverse as the arts, technology and healthcare, to name a few. In addition, this position offers vast learning opportunities for individuals interested in working at a non-profit & organizing our annual meeting – which will feature former heads of state, influential government officials and visionaries from business, the arts and academia. The position encompasses three main areas of work: operations and logistics, meeting development, and member relations.

Primary Duties

  • Drafting correspondence, such as participant communications & marketing materials

  •  Researching session topics & speakers

  • Gathering information on vendor pricing, products & services

  •  Updating G50 website content & other communication materials

  • Supporting numerous aspects of meeting logistics & administrative duties as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong research & writing skills

  • Professionalism, inter-personal communication skills & teamwork

  • Excellent computer skills. Experience with website development (particularly Squarespace) and/or graphic design a plus.

  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred, along with experience living, working and/or traveling in Latin America

  • Applicants may be pursuing either a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  • Previous internship or work experience in an office setting is preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants will be screened on a rolling basis and are urged to apply as soon as possible. Please email a cover letter and resume as a single PDF file to hr@g50.org . Include in your cover letter the amount of hours per week that you are available as well as your desired start and end dates. Preference will be given for interns who can commit to at least two months of service.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Executive Assistant to the chairman

Full Time - Washington DC

Want to work directly with one of highest-profile public intellectuals in Washington as part of a small but dynamic team in a startup setting where you learn every single day? Care about the future of the Americas and would like to help create a more progressive and transparent business culture in the region? If so, this position is for you.

The Group of Fifty is a 25 year-old network of forward-thinking Latin American CEOs committed to global leadership in both business and philanthropy. We’re seeking a full-time, well-organized, fully bilingual (Spanish/English) and hard-working Executive Assistant to directly support the Group’s Chairman in all day-to-day operations.

Primary Duties

  • Act as a Gatekeeper to the Chairman, protecting his time from a relentless stream of outside demands on it.

  • Function as a project manager for the Chairman, prioritizing conflicting needs and deadlines, following-through on important tasks, and ensuring that all deadlines are met

  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Chairman including:

    • arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and

    • compiling documents for travel-related meetings

    • managing an extremely active calendar of appointments;

    • composing and preparing correspondence that is often confidential;

  • Manage the Chairman’s professional and personal brand by implementing a communications strategy that includes updating his web presence on a daily basis (social media, personal website, web search content), and responding to media requests.

  • Conduct research assignments

  • Aid in editorial work for major publications on world affairs

  • Edit, prepare, and occasionally translate documents, including confidential correspondence, external communications, and articles for publication.

  • Implement and maintain procedures/administrative systems

  • Manage expenses and invoices

  • Manage databases and filing systems

  • Provide support to other units of the organization leading up to the Annual Meeting

  • Research and present detailed memos directly to Chairman prior to speaking engagements or media interviews,

  • Help manage his personal relationships with a wide array of external personalities and organizations.

  • Other miscellaneous tasks to support the Chairman

Required Qualifications

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish (candidates will be tested in both languages)

  • Superb organizational skills, including thoroughness, attention to detail, efficient time management and ability to multitask

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional maturity, ability to build relationships and handle stressful situations with tact and diplomacy

  • Resourcefulness, professionalism, perseverance and the ability to work independently

  • Discretion, as you will often handle confidential information

  • The ability to be proactive and take initiative

  • At least one year of previous work or internship experience in an office setting

  • A completed bachelor’s degree

  • A valid U.S. work permit is required

Strongly Preferred

  • Familiarity with and interest in international affairs, foreign policy and global business.

  • Experience organizing high level meetings.

  • Knowledge of Squarespace, Quickbooks, Salesforce and Mailchimp.

Salary: The compensation package for this role includes a competitive base salary, health benefits, and paid vacation/sick/holiday time.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interested parties are urged to apply as soon as possible.  Please email a detailed cover letter and CV as a single PDF attachment to HR@G50.org