Program Associate: American Political Economy and The Public Good
- 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, reports, and other written materials.
- 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 may be required.
- 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, and editing skills.
- Experience with budget-tracking and project management.
- Ability to comfortably and professionally communicate with a wide range of audiences, including Academy members, staff, and the public at large.
- Outstanding communication, relationship building, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to exhibit confidentiality and good judgment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Adobe Acrobat, Salesforce, Google Analytics, and social media.
- Interest in public policy and American political economy a plus.
About the Academy
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences is a learned society and independent policy center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems.
The Academy membership encompasses over 5,600 members and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: math and physical sciences, biological sciences, the social sciences, humanities and the arts, journalism, business and philanthropic leaders, educational, scientific, and cultural administrators as well as public affairs and public policy.