Job Description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (Bilingual Spanish)
Job ID: 4795
Location: Santa Monica
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

This position is in support of a group desk providing administrative support to various senior level researchers. The successful candidate is required to have complete proficiency speaking, reading and writing formal business Spanish, advanced experience with Endnote and with preparing journal articles; ability to proof documents in English and Spanish (ensuring equivalence among multiple versions of questionnaires, consent documents, etc.), solid experience in community collaboration and coordination with multiple community partners in arranging offsite meetings and events. Some experience supporting research proposals, reports or papers that include high volume text, figures, tables and references. Experience in a university setting or non-profit organization which writes grant proposals strongly preferred. 

Seeking a self-starter who exhibits good judgment and has the ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal direction. The position requires demonstrated exceptional organizational, and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail and accuracy are essential; it is also important that the individual be a team player and is able to demonstrate tact, courtesy and judgment in working with all levels of individuals within and outside of RAND.


Candidates must possess a high level of proficiency in all MS Office products. This position requires excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Must be able to work independently and balance competing demands in fast-paced work environment. Knowledge of proposal and document work is needed.  Major responsibilities require advanced skills in calendar management (Outlook), travel arranging and expense reimbursements, and meeting and video teleconference scheduling. Experience with formatting research papers and knowledge of Endnote are strongly preferred.


Minimum of 5 years relevant experience. Preferred 6+ years.     


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