Associate Program Officer - Board on Health Sciences Policy

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Keck Center

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

<br /><br />The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society. We marshal knowledge and expertise across disciplines to study complex and sometimes contentious issues, reach consensus based on the evidence, and identify the best path forward.

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Full time

$68,160 - $93,715 Annually

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002028<br /> <br />* Resume and Cover Letter Required *<br /><br />ABOUT THE BOARD ON HEALTH SCIENCES POLICY<br />The Board on Health Sciences Policy oversees and guides a program of activities to encourage and sustain the continuous vigor of the basic biomedical and clinical research enterprises needed to ensure and improve the health and resilience of the public. In conducting these activities, consideration is given to the ethical, legal, and social contexts of scientific and technologic advances and to the balance between scientific opportunities and public needs. <br /><br />ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY<br />The Associate Program Officer (APO) will work on a consensus study to assess the current use of the social constructs of race and ethnicity in biomedical research and provide recommendations to guide the scientific community in the use of race and ethnicity in biomedical research, as well as other Board on Health Sciences Policy (HSP) projects as needed. The APO performs a variety of programmatic, project management, research, and logistical tasks to provide critical support for the Study Director and other team members. May lead one or more committee subgroups under general supervision of the Director. Provides research and project management support for the planning, implementation, and follow-up activities related to committee meetings, workshops, and writing activities. Conducts background research and information tracking to inform the study process. Ensures coordination of communications products and dissemination activities. Manages internal processes and policies. May assist in supervising and mentoring support staff. As needed, may provide research and project management support for other HSP Board activities.<br /><br />Applies specific professional-level knowledge to solve problems requiring the identification and analysis of moderately complex variables. Incumbent takes action to solve routine problems in areas of assigned responsibility, but receives guidance or expertise from higher-level staff on more complex problems. Incumbent establishes processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of program/project.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>PROJECT MANAGEMENT</strong></p> <p>Under general supervision, leads one or more of the organization&rsquo;s programs or projects and ensures the program or project meets its stated objectives. Coordinates program or project activities, handling inquiries, organizing hybrid meetings and workshops, and developing materials. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations. May perform financial and administrative tasks related to assigned programs or projects. Represents the program/project within and outside the National Academies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>COMMITTEE MANAGEMENT</strong></p> <p>Where applicable and with senior staff oversight, recruits potential committee/panel nominees. Communicates with and facilitates the flow of information among chair, members, consultants, program or project sponsors, and staff. Prepares reports on program or project activities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RESEARCH AND WRITING</strong></p> <p>Identifies and gathers research materials. Conducts background research. Synthesizes and edits research findings and technical data. Determines relevance of data and prepares background papers and technical summaries. Manages reference checking. Develops written materials and coordinates/oversees publication of materials. May edit reports, facilitate response to review, and participate in dissemination activities, including identification and engaging of external organizations, preparing dissemination materials, and conducting dissemination meetings. Related duties and specific projects as assigned.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>STAFF MANAGEMENT</strong></p> <p>May assists with supervising and mentoring staff. Assigns tasks and provides guidance and feedback to staff. Serves as a resource to staff.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PROJECT DEVELOPMENT</strong></p> <p>May assist senior staff in the development of programs/projects. May assist in raising funds for current and future projects by conducting research on topics for new studies, developing prospectuses and writing proposals, and identifying potential sponsors. Where applicable, participates in managing funder/member/alumni relations.<br />&nbsp;</p>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> Knowledge of issues in applicable discipline. Ability to solve varied and complex problems using originality and ingenuity. Ability to operate using appreciable latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments through effective communication. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong> Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong> Three years of related professional experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Preferred Education and Experience:</strong> MS plus three years of related experience or PhD in in neuroscience, biomedical research, or related fields.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities: </strong>Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong> None.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> Reports to director. Sets objectives with supervisor and receives input and advice as needed. Assists in the supervision of project/program staff.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Work Environment:&nbsp;</strong>Hybrid work environment; 40% onsite required for first several months. Occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.</p> <p><strong>Compensation:</strong> The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine support equity, fairness, and transparency in our compensation programs. An estimated compensation range for this position is $68,160 - $93,715. Compensation offered to the selected candidate will be based on the candidate&rsquo;s relevant knowledge, skills, and work experience, commensurate with compensation of current employees in comparable positions with similar knowledge, skills, and work experience, and subject to budget parameters. Note it is not typical for a candidate to be hired at the higher end of the range.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:</strong></p> <p>To promote diversity and inclusion in the sciences, engineering, and medicine, we are committed to increasing the diversity of the National Academies&rsquo; staff, members, and volunteers to reflect the populations we serve. We pledge to cultivate an environment and culture that promotes inclusion and values respectful participation of all individuals who help advance the mission of the institution.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Equal Opportunity Employer:</strong></p> <p>It is the policy of the National Academies to recruit, hire, transfer, compensate, and promote people in all job categories and to administer all other personnel actions, terms and conditions of employment in a manner that is consistent with equal employment, and does not discriminate on the basis of&nbsp; race, creed, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, medical condition for which a person has been rehabilitated or cured, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, political affiliation, personal appearance, matriculation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.&nbsp; It is also the institution's policy to recruit, hire, promote, and provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans who are otherwise qualified.</p>