Associate Program Officer - Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy

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National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

$68,160 - $93,715

Overview: <strong>Requisition Number: R0002123<br /><br /><br /></strong>THE BOARD<br /><br />The Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) advises federal, state, and local governments and informs the public about economic and related public policies to promote the creation, diffusion, and application of new scientific and technical knowledge to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the U.S. economy and foster economic prosperity for all Americans. <br /><br /><br />THE OPPORTUNITY<br /><br />Under general supervision, The Associate Program Officer leads one or more of the organization&rsquo;s programs or projects. Conducts research and prepares research papers and/or summaries. Tracks relevant issues and compiles reports. Coordinates program or project activities, handling inquiries, organizing meetings and workshops, and developing materials. Supervises or assists with the supervision of support staff. Ensures the program or project meets its stated objectives. May assist senior staff in the development of programs/projects, including developing prospectuses and raising funds.<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. The incumbent establishes processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the program/project. Typically assist with supervision of staff, but certain positions may have full supervisory responsibilities for assigned staff.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Leads assigned program(s) or project(s). 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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Organizes meetings. Develops agendas, invites presenters and participants, oversees meeting logistics and multimedia presentations, and prepares written summaries.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>Assists with supervising and mentoring staff. Assigns tasks and provides guidance and feedback to staff. Ensures required training is accomplished and participates in performance reviews. Serves as a resource to support staff.</li> <li>Performs financial and administrative tasks related to assigned program(s) or project(s). Creates, maintains, and updates records, databases, and files. Authorizes expenditures, tracks spending, monitors budget, and projects future spending plans.</li> <li>Represents the program/project within and outside the National Academies. Collaborates with experts and sponsors from government agencies, foundations, schools, and other organizations.</li> <li>May assist in raising funds for current and future projects by conducting research on topics for new studies, writing proposals, and identifying potential sponsors. Where applicable, participates in managing funder/member/alumni relations.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: </strong>Knowledge of issues in applicable discipline. Ability to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data to provide assessments of program impacts and to translate those assessments into policy-relevant findings. &nbsp;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.<br /><strong><br />Minimum Education/Training Requirements: </strong>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge.<br /><strong><br />Minimum Experience: </strong>Three years of related professional experience.<br /> <p><strong>Preferred Education and Experience: </strong>Advanced degree in a related field.<br /><strong><br />Physical Capabilities:</strong> Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. Ability to travel.<br /><strong><br />Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: </strong>None.<br /><strong><br />Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> Reports to program officer or director. Sets objectives with supervisor and receives input and advice as needed. Assists in the supervision of project/program staff.<br /><strong><br />Work Environment: </strong>Hybrid work schedule, 40% onsite. Office environment, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and off-site meeting/sponsor locations.</p> <p><strong>Compensation Range:</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;</p> <p>&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>