Government Relations Associate, Outreach and Engagement

27 Aug, 2020


Government Relations Associate, Outreach and Engagement

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Washington, DC

We have an exciting opportunity for a Government Relations Associate for Outreach and Engagement. Reporting to the Associate Director of Government Relations, the Associate supports operations for the Office of Government Relations (OGR). The successful candidate will serve as the communications lead for the office and assist in the management of several OGR programs and events.

Are you ready to be a Force for Science?

What You’ll Do

  • Lead all aspects of event planning for the Office of Government Relations, including the annual Golden Goose Award ceremony in partnership with the AAAS Meetings Department
  • Plan, implement, and manage the Office of Government Relations website and websites for other OGR programs
  • Coordinate social media presence, marketing, production, and dissemination of electronic communications for OGR, which may also include the Research & Development Budget and Policy Program, the Golden Goose Award and several coalitions
  • Serve as editor of weekly Policy Alert newsletter
  • Manage recruitment and logistics for Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop
  • Collaborate with other AAAS programs on member engagement, grassroots outreach or other projects as needed
  • Attend policy events or meetings on behalf of OGR
  • May require some domestic travel

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, public policy, communications or related field
  • Two years of relevant experience in science and/or policy, project management, and administration
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning and management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience writing for non-scientific audiences
  • Familiarity with science policy topics and ability to translate technical material for lay audiences
  • Demonstrated experience working with social media
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat applications (e.g. Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign) and graphic design preferred
  • Website management skills preferred
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously, set priorities for multiple projects, meet multiple deadlines under pressure, and work both independently and as part of a team

Application Process

Submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample, preferably on a scientific topic written for a lay audience, by September 25, 2020. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

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Job posted: 2020-08-27