AAAS DoSER Program Associate

    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

    The 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.

    AAAS 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 society.

    Work with Us

    We have an exciting full-time opportunity for a Program Associate, Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) Program in our Washington, DC office. The position involves coordinating communication and outreach needs of the program and its many projects dedicated to fostering a better dialogue between the scientific and religious communities.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the DoSER’s outreach, marketing, and communications activities
    • Aid in the research, writing, creation, and editing of project-related resources including marketing materials, event articles, and public reports
    • Serve as a point of contact for internal and external media relations and communication vendors
    • Develop and manage database of DoSER networks and contacts
    • Plan and organize logistics for program events and workshops
    • Represent the program and the variety of projects online, through social media, and at conferences and meetings
    • Other duties as needed to support the program
    Key Requirements

    • The minimum of a university or college-level training leading up to a Bachelor’s degree. Degree or strong training in public relations, journalism, marketing, and/or communications is preferred
    • Minimum three years of related experience. Master's degree preferred
    • Sincere interest in public engagement and building dialogue between the scientific and religious communities. Familiarity with STEM-related fields and/or diverse religious communities is preferred
    • Experience with organizing and promoting public events and/or academic workshops
    • Skill in relevant software packages, including Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative suite.
    • Experience or familiarity with online content management systems and languages (e.g., Drupal, Wordpress, HTML) for website design and management
    • Knowledge of graphic design and editing for promotional and marketing purposes. Video production and editing skills is a plus.
    • Fluency in social media (blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
    • Excellent writing and editorial skills
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to travel
    Application Process

    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.

    AAAS 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.