The Association for Psychological Science (APS), a growing, DC-based scientific organization, seeks an entry-level employee with a background in psychological science and strong writing skills for the role of Government Relations & Policy Assistant.
APS is dedicated to the advancement and representation of scientific psychology across the full range of research areas in the field. APS has more than 35,000 members from around the world and includes the field’s leading scientists, academics, educators, and students. APS educates the public and policymakers about psychological science, keeps our members informed about new developments and trends in the field, publishes six highly respected journals, hosts an annual US-based conference and a biannual international conference, and connects thousands of job seekers with opportunities to do science. Our informal operating motto is “lean and nice.”
About the Position
APS was established in part to provide a strong voice and visible presence for psychological science in the public, scientific, and policy arenas. A central component of APS’s government relations and science policy efforts is collecting and disseminating information about relevant research, funding, and policy to APS’s membership of scientists, applied practitioners, and students.
Reporting to the Director of Government Relations, the Government Relations & Policy Assistant will gather, write about, and disseminate information on psychological science, including emerging applied psychological research, funding opportunities for behavioral scientists, and policy changes of relevance to scientists. The Government Relations & Policy Assistant will also manage and organize administrative aspects of APS government relations and policy activities. Specifically, tasks will include:
Educating APS membership on psychological science opportunities and topics
Assisting with APS government relations and policy activities
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Skills and abilities requested for this position:
APS offers a competitive salary, great benefits, and a collegial environment. Email resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to hr [at] psychologicalscience [dot] org. No telephone calls please. APS is an equal opportunity employer.