Location: Santa Monica, CA
Department: Center for the Future of Aging


About the Center for the Future of Aging

The mission of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging is to improve lives and strengthen societies by promoting healthy, productive and purposeful aging.

About the Milken Institute

The Milken Institute is a globally engaged, publicly supported, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank with offices in Santa Monica, Calif., Washington, D.C., London, and Singapore.

About the Position

The Institute seeks an associate to help advance the Center’s ambitious program initiatives. Working as a key part of the Center team, the associate will support Center staff and assume increasing responsibility for the execution of high impact projects, events and communications strategies to build awareness and effect change. The Center has become a recognized leader, connecting organizations and leaders in business, policy, philanthropy, health, and education with an interest in the challenges and opportunities of population aging. Research, convening and communications are key elements in the Center’s plan to drive change. The right candidate will be well organized, a strong writer, a relationship builder, creative and willing to tackle tasks from the highest concept to the smallest detail.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Events and programming – Assists with development of engagement strategies for program areas. Tracks invitations, manages logistics and produces materials for summits and sessions.
  • Marketing/Communications – Create PowerPoint slide presentations, graphics, digital content and social media content.
  • Writing/research – Conduct literature reviews for Center reports, presentations and briefings. Craft board communications, program descriptions and invitations.
  • Outreach – Partner with staff to provide engagement opportunities for Center advisory board and support relationship development. Interact professionally with sponsors, donors, and expert advisors. 

Experience and training:

  • Bachelor’s degree with outstanding record required; Master’s degree preferred; emphasis in health, business, policy, communications or design.
  • Minimum of two years of increasingly responsible experience in sophisticated nonprofit, corporate, professional services, or academic institutions.
  • Experience in communications and high-level content creation.
  • Expert user in Microsoft Suite 2007 or higher (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Experience conducting research, including data collection, and experience in communicating results is a plus. 
  • Experience working on issue campaigns or related activities is a plus

Personal qualifications:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication abilities.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Deep interest in changing the culture of aging. Appreciation of the range of issues involved.
  • Intellectual curiosity. Engaged listener and learner.
  • Commitment to excellence and passion for the work.
  • Attitude of "no job is too small" and attention to detail that ensures outstanding results.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.


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