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Program Associate: Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks a Program Associate within the “American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good” program area to play a central coordinating role in the Academy’s efforts to advance the recommendations in the recent report Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century. As the nerve center of the team leading this national multi-year initiative, the Program Associate works with Academy staff, Academy members, external stakeholders, and project committees to provide logistical, communications, and administrative support

The final report of the Academy’s Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, Our Common Purpose (OCP) contains recommendations that cut across political institutions, civil society, and civic culture with the goal of strengthening our constitutional democracy.  The Academy is committed to advancing the report’s theory of change and to making significant progress on all 31 of the report’s recommendations by 2026, the 250th anniversary of the nation’s anniversary.

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will operate completely remotely through July 6, 2020, after which the position will be based at the House of the Academy in Cambridge, MA, with partial remote work scheduling available upon discussion.

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Program Associate: American Political Economy and The Public Good

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks a Program Associate within the “American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good” program area to play a central coordinating role in the Academy’s efforts surrounding its new Commission on the American Political Economy and the Public Good. 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 Commission on the American Political Economy and the Public Good will study how economic trends of the last 50 years have fractured social cohesion and exacerbated distrust in the United States. The Commission will identify ways to restore faith in institutions and propose recommendations to shore up a commitment to the common good for the long term. The Commission is tentatively scheduled to launch in the fall of 2021.

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will operate completely remotely through July 6, 2020, after which point the position will be based at the House of the Academy in Cambridge, MA, with partial remote work scheduling available upon discussion.

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