Thursday, May 19, 2011

Great science comms job: AAAS seeks public engagement program associate

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, a current client and former employer of mine, is looking for a program associate in its Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology.

Located in the AAAS Office of Public Programs, the Center created the Communicating Science, workshops I've been facilitating for AAAS. This is a great opportunity to work with an outstanding team. I've included the full position description below with a link to the AAAS secure job posting site. Please share this with qualified candidates:

Program Associate, Public Engagement (Req. #1925) (Full Time) 
Location: Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks a Program Associate to play a key role in developing and executing new and ongoing initiatives of the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide programmatic and development support for the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
  • Schedule, organize and coordinate activities associated with public engagement workshops and events
  • Write and edit print and online materials, including communications to public engagement stakeholders
  • Plan and implement new projects for public engagement, including researching funders and assisting the Public Engagement Manager with writing grant requests
  • Devise and implement strategies for increasing the visibility of AAAS and public engagement in science
Minimum qualifications:
  • Extensive university or college level training leading to a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Three to five years of related work experience (in communications preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; particularly regarding interpretation of scientific and/or technical information
  • Proven proficiency in handling multiple priorities and projects, often under tight deadlines 
  • Ability to coordinate programs and events 
  • Advanced research, writing and editing skills
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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