Associate, Public Policy & Education

27 Aug, 2022


Associate, Public Policy & Education

American Society for Microbiology
Washington, D.C.

Job Details
Job Overview

The Associate, Public Policy & Academy provides support to both the Public Policy and Advocacy and Academy departments, including maintaining and perfecting existing processes and creating new processes for various operations among both departments, including: Public Policy and Advocacy’s webinar series, Academy programmatic activities, and various other operations.

Accountabilities (are the critical activities and results the position is held accountable to produce)

Project Management
Member Engagement
Essential Functions (defines the critical end results expected of the jobholder related to the accountabilities above)

Provide logistical support for the multiple series of webinars hosted by the PPA & Academy departments to ensure valuable and informational webinars are produced and distributed in a professional manner.
Schedule and plan agendas for staff and stakeholder meetings to ensure good communication among the staff and with stakeholders.
Record minutes of Academy and committee meetings and produce meeting memos for staff to record staff meetings and keep track of action items and deliverables.
Keep track of key metrics for departmental activities.
Provide programmatic and logistical support to the Academy and PPA teams on major projects and deliverables.
Provide support for administrative and budget functions of Academy and PPA teams.
Support content updates of departmental website n coordination with other internal stakeholders
This position description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other functions as assigned.
Technical Competencies (are applied or practical knowledge and skills needed for effective technical performance)

Knowledge of the workings and politics of Capitol Hill
The ability to balance tasks and responsibilities for two independent departments
Knowledge of the federal government and congressional and administrative politics
Strong analytical skills
Ability to learn new software and communicate its use to others
Ability to write clear and engaging language
Ability to work with required technology, software, or web-based platforms
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Behavioral Competencies (are observable behaviors and skills that matter most for success)

Instills Trust (Respect/Honor) – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
Self-Development – Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
Optimizes Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Self-Development – Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
Values Differences – Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization
Decision Quality – Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
Physical Demands
This is largely a sedentary role and may sit or use PC for long periods of time. Bending, reaching, or stooping may be necessary for use of filing cabinets or other office cabinets or office machines. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computer, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity


Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization


Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field.


Experience in web and desktop applications
3 years: Experience Federal politics

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Job posted: 2022-08-27