Job Description

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Job ID: 4807
Location: Santa Monica
Full/Part 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 new position will provide day-to-day support to the Labor and Population Unit management team. The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to take initiative on a range of administrative tasks and exercise judgement in performing duties of the job.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication; strong organizational skills and exceptional ability to multitask.  Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and discretion in working with all levels of staff; work independently to structure project/administrative tasks to obtain required outcome; use and integrate complex software applications as well as advanced proficiency in Microsoft office products to manage and complete workload tasks are also essential.



Specific responsibilities include but not limited to: manage complex unit calendar and anticipate required meetings, participants, and appropriate timing; work with unit management team to organize meetings and agendas; participate in meetings and take detailed and accurate meeting minutes; initiate and draft correspondence and presentations; assist with proposal and grant submissions as needed; set and manage deadlines for various unit presentations and activities; assist with managing unit marketing and web materials to ensure they are up-to-date, complete, and high-quality. Other responsibilities may include coordinating logistics of seminars and conferences; administering travel arrangements and expense reimbursements, as needed.



Minimum experience: 5 years. Preferred: 6-8 years.


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