Program Associate: Science, Engineering, and Technology

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
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Program Associate: Science, Engineering, and Technology

Company: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Location: Cambridge, MA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/26/2021
Expire Date: 10/26/2021
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services

Job Description

Program Associate: Science, Engineering, and Technology
Program Associate: Science, Engineering, and Technology
(Science, Engineering, and Technology)

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks a Program Associate within the "Science, Engineering, and Technology" program area to play a central coordinating role in the Academy's efforts surrounding its new Commission on Accelerating Climate Actions. As the Academy launches this multi-year initiative, the Program Associate will work with Academy staff and commission members to provide logistical, research, and administrative support.

The Academy will form a multi-year Commission dedicated to identifying salient obstacles to action and proposing policy recommendations to address these challenges. Project work will engage actors across and within sectors to identify the key shifts for meaningful action on climate change. Moreover, the Program Associate will actively participate in the program area's activities and ongoing projects, including Building Resilient and Ethical Supply Chains for a Post-COVID World.

The Academy is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and looks to all its staff members to foster and promote these values.

This position will be based at the House of the Academy in Cambridge, MA, with partial remote work scheduling available upon discussion.

Primary Responsibilities
• Communicate regularly with Commission members and other project participants, Academy members, external stakeholders, the program director and staff, and other Academy departments.
• Fulfill project administrative needs, including maintaining shared project files, tracking project activities and progress, and coordinating production and distribution of project publications.
• Provide logistical support for conferences, meetings, and events. Coordinate scheduling, prepare relevant materials, and provide on-site and virtual staff support.
• Lead, when appropriate, programmatic and research initiatives, including secondary research, data analysis and literature reviews.
• Draft and edit talking points, briefings, and other written materials.
• As appropriate, contribute to research and drafting of reports.
• Update website content with relevant project materials.
• Maintain and process external contracts, agreements, invoices, and reimbursements.
• Assist with mentoring and onboarding of new staff.
• Work with staff from other program areas to maintain awareness of potential areas of collaboration.
• Perform other job duties as assigned.
• Occasional travel (up to 25%) required once public health guidelines allow.

Qualifications & Requirements

• Bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience.
• Excellent organizational skills, an acute attention to detail, and follow through on tasks.
• Ability to be flexible, learn quickly, seek creative solutions, pivot when needed, and work accurately under pressure on complex, highly publicized projects.
• Strong writing, proofreading, research (for briefings, verifying accuracy of details, and citation formatting) and editing skills.
• Experience with budget-tracking and project management. Contact Information Contact Name: Susan Chudd
Company Name:American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Company Description:
Since its founding in 1780, the American Academy has served the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge.As one of the nation's oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, the Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society.Through studies, publications, and programs on the Humanities, Arts, and Education; Science, Engineering, and Technology; Global Security and International Affairs; and American Institutions and the Public Good, the Academy provides authoritative and nonpartisan policy advice to decision-makers in government, academia, and the private sector.The Academy's membership of 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members includes many of the most accomplished scholars and practitioners worldwide. The Academy frequently sponsors meetings, lectures, panel discussions, and informal gatherings around the country. Topics are drawn from Academy projects and studies as well as the research and writings of Academy members.Academy publications include the journal Dædalus; a magazine, the Bulletin; and books, research papers, and other special reports.Commitment to Diversity:The American Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership. As a scholarly organization and research center, the Academy recognizes that diversity of thought, class, experience, sex, gender, race, physical or mental ability, age, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation is a value to uphold and is central to the mission and work of the organization. A more pluralistic staff embracing diversity of thought, approach and life experience fosters a more nuanced understanding of contemporary issues facing the nation and the world. Working together in a climate of respect and openness models the civil discourse that is fundamental to the work of the Academy.

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