Who We Are
"The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that would conserve and increase the welfare of its people."
-James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an
international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for
the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force
for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in
the 19th century to using satellite imaging technology to document human
rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general
scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of
journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles
Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay
Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and
education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.
is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas.
We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the
development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise
from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to
government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you
are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving
Work with Us
We have an exciting full-time opportunity for a Senior Program Associate, Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Program
in our Washington, DC office. The position involves a project in
partnership with select seminaries throughout the US to integrate
science into their core curricula, with a goal of promoting a positive
understanding of science among religious leaders and eventually the
communities they serve.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
the Science for Seminaries Project, including working closely with
DoSER staff to implement project activities, managing budget, and
completing reporting requirements
- Maintain collaborations
with key partners including Association of Theological Schools, seminary
and divinity institutions, religious leaders, and prominent scientists
for the development and integration of science in seminary education
- Organization and facilitation of workshops and symposia
- Leads research, writing, editing of project-related resources and materials
- Assist in the development of new initiatives and securing grant funding
- Represents and speaks on behalf of the program and AAAS
- Coordinate the project team and help supervise interns
Master’s degree in the biological or physical sciences. A PhD in
science and/or theology, with coursework in theology, seminary based
training, or similar relevant experience is required
- Minimum of three years’ experience, beyond the completion of a Ph.D or Master's program in science or theology.
- Experience or familiarity with theological seminary community and curricula administration
- Sincere interest and/or experience in fostering dialogue in the science and religion arena
- Superior written and verbal communication skills with experience in public speaking
- Excellent research organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
- Experience in designing and implementing symposia and workshops for academics
- Ability to monitor and prepare budgets and financial reports. Experience with grant award and administration is a plus
- Fluency in contemporary software packages, particularly in Microsoft Office
- Ability to travel
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by November 6, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If we think you might
be a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.
is an EO 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.