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Vacancy at the Consulate General of Ireland


Front Desk Officer & Personal Assistant to the Consul General

The Consulate of Ireland in Chicago is responsible for representing and promoting Ireland in the Midwest region of the USA. Reporting to the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC, the Consulate focuses on a wide range of issues including economic and political work, consular affairs, and engagement with the large Irish and Irish American community in the Chicago area and the wider Midwest region. The Consulate is headed by the Consul General of Ireland, supported by the Vice Consul and a small local team.

The Consulate is now seeking to recruit a highly organised, self-motivated professional for the role of Front Desk Officer and Personal Assistant to the Consul General. The role is a wide-ranging and often fast-paced job that requires a strong combination of organisational and project management skills, attention to detail, customer service and discretion.

Full details about the position and terms of contract are available here.

Interested candidates should submit the following via email by 5pm CST on Sunday 18th September 2016:

  • Cover letter (1 page maximum) addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications, requirements and competencies outlined below
  • Résumé (2 pages maximum)
  • Two nominated referees
  • Copies of relevant academic and professional qualifications

It is envisaged that candidates will be shortlisted and called for interviews in the week beginning 26th September 2016, with a view to being available to start work in late October.