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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Senior Government Affairs Analyst

Position Title: Senior Government Affairs Analyst
Organization:           American Association for Cancer Research
Website:                http://www.aacr.org
Location:               1425 “K” Street, Washington, DC
Category:               Executive/Exempt
Department:             Science Policy and Government Relations
Reports To:             Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations
Contact:                Vern Mitchell, Director of Human Resources
(vern.mitchell@aacr.org, 215 440-9300)

Position Summary:

The AACR is the oldest and largest cancer research organization in the world dedicated to the conquest of cancer.  The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to prevent and cure cancer at the earliest possible time through research, education, communication, and collaborations.    Its membership includes 27,000 of the most accomplished scientists in the world in laboratory, translational, clinical, and epidemiological research related to cancer.  The scientific scope of the AACR and its members includes the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.  Since science policy must devolve from high-quality science, AACR’s national and international scientific heft, prestige, and integrity make its work in cancer science policy all the more important in advancing cancer research and reducing cancer incidence and mortality.

The AACR has engaged in policy initiatives since the late 1980’s. Its role in policy has included, among other issues, advocating for more federal research dollars, working with the FDA on Critical Path Initiative such as predictive biomarkers for therapy, acknowledging the contributions of key political figures to cancer and biomedical research, and taking positions on various scientific and technical areas that have policy implications for the cancer field.  These activities are being expanded as a result of the recent opening of AACR’s Washington, DC Office, and over time the DC office will become even more integrated into the scientific and educational mission of the AACR that is fostered out of the AACR headquarters in Philadelphia.

Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations, the Senior Government Affairs Analyst works closely with the Science Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors in implementing a wide range of exciting science policy programs and activities related to the mission of the American Association for Cancer Research.  Such activities are designed to create and strengthen the dialogue between policymakers and cancer scientists and advocates, to educate policymakers, and to make substantive contributions to removing policy barriers to advances in cancer research.  These policies are recommended by the AACR Science Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee and approved by the Board of Directors on behalf of the collective membership of the AACR.  A strategic plan for science policy and legislative affairs is currently underway that will guide these AACR activities into the future.

Senior Government Affairs Analyst plays a central role in the success of AACR’s work in this important area and guides AACR policy activities to a productive conclusion.  The staff member provides real-time information, analysis, and expert oversight of legislative issues and pending bills related to the cancer field, and reports on them to the Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations, the CEO, other AACR officers, AACR committee members, and AACR members at large.  To maximize AACR’s efforts in science policy, the Senior Science Policy Analyst educates legislators and their staffs about the value of cancer research to improving public health and saving lives.

Policies related to cancer and cancer-related biomedical research are implemented and monitored by the Senior Government Affairs Analyst under the direction of the Senior Director.  Such policies, whether they are position statements of the AACR, initiatives to increase appropriations for cancer research, or educational efforts targeting individuals about important pending legislation, when these are successfully promoted by the AACR and brought to fruition, assist the members of the AACR and other members of the cancer community to accelerate progress against cancer.

The Senior Government Affairs Analyst functions as a representative of the AACR when making regular contacts with Congressional offices, survivor and patient advocacy organizations, and other relevant appropriate bodies.  He/she develops effective initiatives that encourage members of the Congress and their staffs to consult the AACR and its expert members in important matters related to cancer and cancer research.  Also, the Senior Government Affairs Analyst helps to plan and oversee the activities of AACR members when they are engaged in public education activities on the Hill related to cancer and cancer-related biomedical research.  Overall, he/she is responsible for executing the AACR’s expanding policy agenda and strategic plan.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide direction and support for the AACR’s national legislative policy activities and priorities in terms of advice, needs assessment, plans for implementation and advocacy strategies, and execution of activities toward their successful completion by the AACR·

Coordinate the AACR’s strategic plan for legislative action and implement these legislative objectives relating to cancer research·

Monitor, analyze, and assess legislative developments·
Prepare issue briefs, Congressional testimonies, policy statements, and other documents as needed·
Keep abreast of the scientific programs of the AACR and consider policy implications where appropriate·
Contribute to a policy newsletter and/or other policy-related materials to inform AACR members, cancer organizations, targeted individuals, and other groups as appropriate·

Develop and maintain good working relationships with the policy staffs of other cancer organizations and cancer alliances·

Be proactive in identifying policy areas of importance and conduct policy analysis and development in relation to these issues·

Education and Training:

Graduate degree required·
Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a science-related field preferred·
Public policy fellowship or other related training or background a plus·

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of government policies and procedures and the political process·
Strong interest in cancer and cancer-related biomedical research and a working knowledge of the needs of the field·

High-quality written and oral communication skills·
Excellent interpersonal skills·
Ability to work under rapidly developing deadlines and priorities·
Ability to interact, negotiate, and work with VIPs and all levels of management on complex policy matters, including Board members, prominent scientists, Administration and Congressional officials, corporate executives, and members of the media·

A demonstrated ability to analyze complex political and policy issues, build evidence-based arguments for policy proposals to AACR approval bodies, and bring conflicting points of view to consensus·

Ability to effectively communicate the progress that has been made in cancer research to government officials along with the future needs of the cancer field·

Ability to make rational, realistic, and sound recommendations and decisions based on consideration of all facts and alternatives·

Ability to work independently towards approved objectives, while at the same time being able to predict when such approaches need discussion with AACR officials prior to final action·

Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities·
High degree of judgment, discretion, tact, and insight·
A self-starter with creativity and initiative·

Computer Knowledge:

PC, word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs·

Work Experience:

Three to five years of relevant experience in a public policy environment·
Proven accomplishments in implementing complex policy projects·

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IOM Research Associate

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: National Academy of Sciences, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001, United States
Job Category: Health & Medical, Research
Language(s): English
Type: Full time
Start date: ASAP

Summary: An individual with superior communication and organization skills is needed to provide research and administrative support to the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine. The IOM serves as an advisor to the nation to improve health and the Roundtable’s work focuses on ensuring that the healthcare system draws upon the best evidence to provide the care most appropriate to each patient. Individuals with experience and interest in evidence-based practice, health services research or health information technology are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is full-time and based at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Description: The mission of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health. The Institute provides objective, timely, authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to government, the corporate sector, the professions and the public.

The IOM Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine provides a neutral venue for leading stakeholders from multiple sectors—patients, health providers, payers, employers, manufacturers, policy makers, and researchers—to identify and discuss the issues and approaches for generating better and more timely information on which to base clinical decisions.

The Roundtable meets 2 to 3 times yearly, in addition to sponsoring workshops, symposia, expert panels, and collaborative projects. To advance the vision of the Roundtable and its staff, the IOM seeks a bright and motivated individual interested in developing and facilitating health care policy and collaboration across often competing perspectives. This individual must have a keen strategic sense, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong knowledge of the issues and approaches to improving the evidence base from which clinical decisions are made. The Research Associate would work closely with the executive director and other staff to organize, develop and facilitate ongoing roundtable activities and meetings.

Job Duties:  Support the activities of the IOM Roundtable through research and project management work conducted under minimal supervision; including: assisting program officers develop and manage collaborative projects and working groups (meeting scheduling, background research, briefing material preparation, outreach); coordination of logistical aspects of meetings and large workshops; assist with the drafting, editing, and formatting of workshop and meeting publications; participating in research efforts including collection, assembly, and tabulation of data, as well as researching and summarizing literature; guiding the work of other staff, interns and fellows; assisting with external communications (website and quarterly mailings). May assist with administrative duties related to programs/projects

Qualifications:  Seeking an individual with strong oral and written communication skills and strong analytical skills.  Masters level education desired with 1-2 years of related experience.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Must be comfortable in a fast paced work environment; and able to juggle multiple projects with quick turnaround and attention to detail.

How to Apply:
Contact LeighAnne Olsen (lolsen@nas.edu) for more information or apply directly at:
http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=6369

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Energy Policy Position
House Science & Technology Committee seeks Professional Staff member for Energy & Environment Subcommittee. This staff member will be part of a team which covers energy technology research, development, and demonstration activities, and responsibilities may include nuclear, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related issues. Substantial congressional experience or comparable government or private sector experience preferred. Candidate should expect to interact with a broad range of experts and interest groups across the political spectrum to identify and develop legislative ideas, and work closely with the energy team to put these ideas into action. In addition, the applicant will be responsible for oversight of assigned federal agencies and programs already authorized or of interest to the Committee. Knowledge of budget process a plus.

Fax resume to 202-225-0891.  Receipt of all resumes will not be acknowledged.
Science Policy Analyst, National Human Genome Research Institute
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Policy and Program Analysis Branch seeks a Genomics Science Policy Analyst (on a contract basis) to assist in policy development. We seek a highly motivated and creative individual who can help the NHGRI develop proactive public policies that facilitate genomic science. Some of the issues the office is currently involved in include: regulation of genetic testing and direct to consumer marketing of such tests, intellectual property, and personalized medicine. This position would also assist with administrative duties, including: serving as a liaison to committees internal and external to the NHGRI, preparing authoritative reports, and maintaining branch website content. This position would also track scientific research related to the mission of the NHGRI and analyze or report on progress and findings. Candidates should have an undergraduate or graduate degree with a major in a field related to genomic or related health sciences, bioethics, or public policy. They should have at least two years specialized experience related to genetics, public policy, or health policy. They should also have the ability to translate scientific, health, and social policy issues for non-scientific audiences.

For more information, please contact Dr. Phyllis Frosst at 301-402-0955 or frosstp@mail.nih.gov.
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The American Geophysical Union (AGU), a world-wide scientific society comprised of over 50,000 members, is seeking a Public Affairs Coordinator. AGU is an important source of scientific information for both its members and policy makers. In this role you will attend congressional hearings, prepare hearing testimony, arrange briefings, assist with press conferences, and communicate with members via Eos, the Internet, and other venues. You will develop and analyze member and volunteer satisfaction surveys, update and maintain the public affairs section of AGU’s website, and prepare and monitor program budgets. Requirements include a Bachelors degree, ability to work independently as part of a broader team effort, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. International experience is a plus. Travel is required twice a year. Interested candidates may apply via our website at: http://careers.agu.org

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Announcing the 2nd year of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program, a unique professional fellowship opportunity.

Supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and directed by Harold Alan Pincus, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University (in collaboration with the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program), this national program seeks to provide professionals in health and aging with the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans. The program offers two different tracks for individual placement: (1) a residential track that includes a nine-to-12-month placement in Washington, D.C. (as a legislative assistant in Congress, a professional staff member in an executive agency or in a policy organization) or at a state agency; and (2) a non-residential track that includes a health policy project and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks.

The program is open to physicians, nurses and social workers at all career stages (early, mid, and late) with a demonstrated commitment to health and aging issues and a desire to be involved in health policy at the federal, state or local level. Other professionals with clinical backgrounds (e.g., pharmacists, dentists, clinical psychologists) working in the field of health and aging are also eligible to apply. Under special circumstances, exceptions may be made for non-clinicians who are in positions that can impact health policy for older Americans at a clinical level.

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the John Heinz Senate Fellowship in Issues of the Aging.  Our programs have combined to create the joint John Heinz/Health and Aging Policy Fellowship.  Each year, one individual will be designated the John Heinz/Health and Aging Policy Fellow.

Our goal is to create a cadre of professional leaders who will serve as positive change agents in health and aging policy, helping to shape a healthy and productive future for older Americans. To this end, we seek your assistance in informing potential candidates of this opportunity. Please feel free to forward this notification to prospective applicants or others in the field who may know of such individuals, or to suggest other methods and/or venues for marketing the program.

The application deadline for the 2009-2010 fellowship year is April 15, 2009.

For further information, please visit our website at http://www.healthandagingpolicy.org or contact me or Phuong Huynh, Deputy Director of the program (huynhpt@pi.cpmc.columbia.edu or 212-543-6213) directly.

Harold Alan Pincus M.D.
National Director, Health and Aging Policy Fellows
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
Director of Quality and Outcomes Research, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Senior Scientist, RAND Corporation
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 09
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212 543 5401
Fax: 212 543 6063
Email: pincush@pi.cpmc.columbia.edu

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POSITION:  Human Subjects Specialist
COMPANY: Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.
CLIENT LOCATION: Office of Extramural Programs, Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health
TO APPLY: send cover letter and CV/resume to Amy Bielski, President & CEO (abielski@reffect.net)
job description: Provide support and assistance to the NIH Office of Extramural Programs (OEP) process for ensuring Human Subjects Protections in Extramural Projects (This is a contractor position located in the NIH Office of Extramural Research).

Responsibilities include:
_ Electronic organization of files, scanning of documents, and linking different databases
_ Monitoring and establishing quality control measures for NIH processes for ensuring human subjects protections in extramural projects

_ Assisting in ensuring completeness of information submitted to the Office of Extramural Programs for evaluation
_ Data collection (including entry and filing) and analysis, which involves assessing proposed research in terms of science and ethics: preparing summary reports and analysis, as needed.

_ Becoming familiar with regulations, policies, and guidance that specify informational requirements for applicants
_ Evaluating and resolving human subjects concerns associated with biomedical and behavioral research studies
_ Drafting correspondence, summaries, and reports; assembling background information for meetings and presentations; participating in oral and written follow-up of unresolved issues with NIH staff; giving oral presentations in NIH meetings on data analyses

_ Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS, education, and experience:
_ Familiarity with Federal regulations to protect Human Subjects from Research Risks (45 CFR 46)
_ Computer Literacy, including skills with word processing, spreadsheets, and familiarity with database software
_ Ability to prioritize tasks, organize information, and meet deadlines
_ Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
_ Requires general knowledge of scientific and ethical issues and knowledge of environments in which clinical research is conducted

_ At least 2 years experience in a public health field, preferably experience with human subjects
_ B.A., B.S., or M.S. and experience in a field of biomedical or behavioral science, and/or Bioethics/Research Ethics education and experience

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Climate Program Director–December 2008
Position:
Worldwatch Institute seeks an experienced professional to lead its international climate policy work. The Climate Program Director will provide strategic leadership on climate policy, represent the Institute before public and private decision makers and the media, lead the Institute’s fundraising in the field, and provide overall management and supervision of the Program.

Organization:
The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by high-level policy makers around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues and its innovative solutions to complex problems.  The Institute’s priority programs include climate and energy, food and agriculture, and the global economy. Worldwatch books and reports have been published in 36 languages and are disseminated broadly via the Internet and the news media.  Worldwatch works closely with its partners, including United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, and government ministries to reach decision makers worldwide.

Climate Program:
The Worldwatch Climate Program is dedicated to achieving a substantial reduction in the combustion of fossil fuels and a transformation of global energy, agriculture, and forestry in order to stabilize the climate and increase energy security. Worldwatch works to empower businesses, governments, and individuals to adopt the policies and behaviors that will allow spur the transition to an efficient, low-carbon energy system based on the sustainable use of renewable resources.  The Institute seeks to achieve the needed transformation via changes in government policies, strengthened global governance, and mobilization of the private sector.  The current focus is on Brazil, China, Europe, India, and the United States, which together account for 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.  Target audiences include government and international officials, climate negotiators, non-government organizations, business executives, investors, and academia.

Responsibilities:
·         Lead the Institute’s Climate Program, working directly with the President and Vice President for Programs.
·         Build the Program, including development of new projects, formation and nurturing of partnerships, and the recruitment of new staff members and senior fellows.

·         Represent the Institute before domestic and international policy makers, with particular focus on Washington, D.C., Beijing, and New Delhi, as well as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

·         Contribute to the Institute’s publications and website, as well as outside publications, and speak at public events.

·         Increase funding for the Institute’s Climate Program, with a focus on foundations, international institutions, and government ministries.

Qualifications:
·         Masters degree or equivalent in related field, including advanced coursework in economics and environmental science.

·         At least five years of work in the field, including management experience
·         Significant international experience, ideally including work abroad and competence in at least one additional language.

·         Successful fundraising record
·         Strong network of U.S. and international policy and NGO contacts
·         Exceptional analytical and writing skills; public speaking experience a plus
Compensation:
Competitive full-time salary based on experience level, with generous health plan, leave, and retirement benefits.
To apply:
Please send your resume and a cover letter describing your qualifications for the position to:  jobs@worldwatch.org.  (Please put “Climate Program Director” in the subject line.)

No phone calls please.

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Director, Climate Policy
International Policy Program, CCG
Reports to:  Arlington, Virginia
The Director for Climate Policy supports Conservation International’s conservation goals by working with a multi-disciplinary climate change team and CI’s field programs to implement a dynamic climate change strategy to avoid dangerous anthropogenic climate change and resulting global biodiversity loss and devastating human well-being impacts. Working within CI’s Center for Conservation and Government, the Director will lead efforts to develop and communicate climate change policies that will help harness the valuable climate mitigating and adapting benefits provided by nature, focusing on Conservation International’s priority areas.

In partnership with CI’s strategic Climate Change team, the Director will lead the development of CI’s policy positions related to forest carbon mitigation strategies and proposals; develop communication materials, coordinate on joint policy approaches, and inform senior leadership of international climate policy developments. In support of CI field programs, the Director for Climate Policy will partner in their efforts to guide and support developing country climate change negotiators, opinion leaders and media to advocate CI’s position.

The successful candidate will develop strong and influencial relations with a broad array of stakeholders to achieve a comprehensive international climate agreement that emphasizes the creation of financial incentives for developing countrries and allows for the inclusion of all major greenhouse gas emitters. She/he will participate in developing a research agenda that will support CI’s policy agenda and will support the work of the broader Climate Change team by assisting with proposal writing and donor cultivation as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic leadership and direction: Develop and advance a focused international climate change policy strategy to promote the creation of a long-term signal to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases, including financial incentives to prevent deforestation and restore valuable forest habitats. Lead and represent CI at international climate meetings and events.
Outreach and coalition-building: Engage climate negotiators and other decision makers from developing and industrialized countries and work with partners, including NGOs, inter-governmental agencies, multi- and bilateral institutions, and indigenous peoples to collaborate toward a comprehensive international climate agreement with strong incentives for forest mitigation activities.
Internal guidance: Build understanding and capacity within CI, and provide strategic advice and support to CI field programs to effectively advance the international climate change policy debate. Contribute to proposal writing and donor cultivation.
Policy solutions and influence: Through coordination with experts across CI and in partner organizations, lead the development of expertise on key technical and policy questions, and bring this expertise to bear in designing international forest carbon policies.
Capacity-building and education: Educate policy makers and opinion leaders on the climate mitigation opportunities presented by forest carbon activities and well-designed policies to promote them, incorporating CI’s extensive scientific, technical and on-the-ground expertise and results.
Working Conditions: Position requires up to 35% international travel.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Skills:

Master’s degree in international relations, public policy, forestry, natural resource management, or related field with a minimum of 6 years related experience or equivalent combination.
Extensive knowledge of international policies related to climate change and energy, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol; the European Union Emissions Trading System, and other national climate change policies and programs; and related political, social, and economic conditions and issues.
Extensive knowledge of forest carbon mitigation strategies.
Strong networks with climate and development policy community, developed and industrialized country climate change negotiators and other policy makers, and multi- and bi-lateral climate staff.
Ability to meet deadlines and manage time and diverse activities.
Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word, and Excel.
Ability to use advanced computer functions including navigating the Internet.
Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.
Proven organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong writing skills.
Preferred Skills:

Stong communication and presentation skills that can be adapted to a wide variety of people of different cultures and backgrounds.
Demonstrated experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives
Ability to persuasively convey CI’s climate change policy objectives to diverse groups.
Ability to develop constructive and effective relationships inside and outside CI.
Write and edit policy papers, presentations and promotional materials.
Strong interpersonal skills with a professional, positive, and approachable demeanor.
Experience leading and/or participating on an effective team
Fluency in Spanish, French or Portuguese.
APPLICANTS SHOULD SEND: Cover letter and resume.
Application Procedure:

Conservation International is committed to saving our environment. If you are able, please submit your application electronically! To apply, click here to submit your cover letter and resume. You may also send your application to: Conservation International Human Resources 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22202 No phone calls please. Conservation International is an equal opportunity employer.

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CCAP-U.S. Government Relations Manager

CCAP-U.S. Government Relations Manager
Washington, DC

The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), a leader for more than two decades in the global climate change policy arena, is searching for a U.S. Government Relations Manager.  We offer a collegial work environment, competitive benefits package and our offices are conveniently accessible to Metro.

Working closely with CCAP’s program and communications staff, the Government Relations Manager will work to advance CCAP’s Federal outreach strategy, including developing and nurturing relationships with legislative staff, educating policy makers and opinion leaders on policy design issues and organizing thought leadership events.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education or experience. Degree program focused on economics, public policy, environmental science, or related fields preferred.  Masters degree a plus.
Seven-ten years’ experience working on the Hill or in an outreach capacity with nonprofit organization, industry or government agency on related issues. Prior Congressional experience preferred.
Substantive knowledge of climate policy and the ability to understand and articulate sophisticated scientific, policy and economic analysis a plus.
Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently. Flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail and follow-through skills.
For more information on CCAP and a full job description, please visit http://www.ccap.org . Please submit a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and your resume to: recruitment@ccap.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it , subject line “Government Relations Manager”.   CCAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and firmly supports and recognizes the value of diversity. EOE/m/f/d/v

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is seeking a Climate Economist to bring sound economics to bear on building support for, developing, and implementing strong climate policies in California and other western states.  The Climate Economist will evaluate the economic feasibility of various climate policy approaches at the state and regional level and help advocate for the best policies.  The Climate Economist will help ensure that economic modeling is used to move strong climate policies forward. The Climate Economist will also spend some time working on national and international climate policy as needed.

UCS is the leading science-based nonprofit organization working for a healthy planet and a safer world. Founded in 1969, UCS currently has a membership and activist base of more than 100,000, a staff of over 100, and offices in Cambridge (MA), Washington (DC), and Berkeley (CA).

Responsibilties
Under the direction of the Western States Climate Campaign Manager and in coordination with the UCS senior Climate Economist, the Climate Economist will:

Provide analysis of the design and economic feasibility of various climate policy approaches at state and regional levels, including sectoral solutions as well as economy-wide market mechanisms.

Plan, design, and implement appropriate UCS economic analyses, policy briefs, and activities in support of UCS objectives in California and the Western states. Provide technical information and expertise through testimony, written materials and public speaking.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of major economic models and applications to assist and support UCS climate, vehicles and energy activities in California.

Exchange information, share resources and engage in collaborative studies with economists and analysts at other organizations as well as coordinate with analysts at UCS.  Work with coalition partners at the state, regional, and federal level by providing relevant technical input and policy advice.

Work on national and/or international issues as appropriate.
Qualifications
A Ph.D. in economics or a closely related field (preferred) or an M.A. in economics is required.  Position requires a comprehensive understanding of the appropriate use of economic and technical information in the policymaking process.  Candidates must be analytically oriented with a strong interest in policy. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with economists and other professionals as well as with policymakers and the public is needed.  Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. Familiarity with the economic costs and benefits of economy-wide and sectoral climate and energy policies strongly preferred.  Knowledge of basic climate science and energy technology issues helpful, but is not required.

Experience
Work requires three to five years of related experience, including background in environmental and energy economic policy development and analysis and project management.  Up to one year of on-the-job training is needed to become familiar with UCS organization, philosophy, programs and constituencies.

Position Details: This position will be based in our Berkeley, CA, office. UCS offers salary commensurate with experience and training, excellent benefits, and a flexible and friendly work environment.

To Apply: Send a cover letter referencing where you learned of this job opening, résumé, and salary requirements via email to jobs@ucsusa.org; please include “Western States Climate Economist” in the subject line. Electronic submissions only.

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Director, Federal Government Relations
A major trade association representing health care companies and
academic institutions is seeking a Democratic Director-level lobbyist in
its Federal Government Relations Department.  Position will represent
the trade association and its members before the Congress and other
governmental decision-makers.  The position will also be responsible for
participating in the development and implementation of legislative
strategy.  Candidate must have an understanding of health care, and at
least three years experience working with the Congress.  A Master’s,
Law, or Doctorate Degree is a plus. We offer a competitive,
employer-paid benefits package.
Send or fax resume and cover letter to:
HR, 1201 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Suite 900 Washington D.C. 20024, Fax
202-488-6308.  Please, no phone calls.
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Senior Policy Analyst

Reports to: Energy Policy Senior Staff

Department: Energy

Staff reporting to this position: TBD

Position classification: Exempt, Full-Time

Summary

The Center for American Progress has an immediate opening for a senior policy analyst with experience in energy and environmental policy with a focus on renewable energy. The senior policy analyst will work on a long-term project to formulate policies for building renewable energy transmission corridors and a national smart grid. This is part of the energy team?s core work of promoting a broader clean energy infrastructure investment agenda, including clean technology manufacturing and end-use energy efficiency.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Conduct and support original research and analysis on issues relating to transmission lines, smart grids, and renewable energy
Develop, implement, and manage the production and distribution of policy portfolio and products
Collaborate with the Energy Policy and manage and supervise other team members as necessary
Coordination and plan meetings and events
Draft policy reports, short policy columns, and articles
Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility
Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Excellent writing, research, and verbal communication skills
Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment
Comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines
Ability to multi-task
Proven ability to manage consultative process, and effective supervisory skills and ability to manage and mentor staff

Qualifications:

Advanced degree in energy and/or environmental studies preferred

Additional Information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name ?American Progress.? The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress provides a very competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to http://www.americanprogress.org.

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to http://www.americanprogressaaction.org.

To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org.

Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
Attn: Human Resources Department
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor ? Energy
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Senior Government Affairs Analyst

Position Title:               Senior Government Affairs Analyst

Organization:                 American Association for Cancer Research

Website:                http://www.aacr.org

Location:               1425 “K” Street, Washington, DC

Category:               Executive/Exempt

Department:             Science Policy and Government Relations

Reports To:             Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations

Contact:                Vern Mitchell, Director of Human Resources
(vern.mitchell@aacr.org, 215 440-9300)

Position Summary:

The AACR is the oldest and largest cancer research organization in the world dedicated to the conquest of cancer.  The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is to prevent and cure cancer at the earliest possible time through research, education,

communication, and collaborations.    Its membership includes 27,000
of the most accomplished scientists in the world in laboratory, translational, clinical, and epidemiological research related to cancer.  The scientific scope of the AACR and its members includes the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.  Since science policy must devolve from high-quality science, AACR’s national and international scientific heft, prestige, and integrity make its work in cancer science policy all the more important in advancing cancer research and reducing cancer incidence and mortality.

The AACR has engaged in policy initiatives since the late 1980’s. Its role in policy has included, among other issues, advocating for more federal research dollars, working with the FDA on Critical Path Initiative such as predictive biomarkers for therapy, acknowledging the contributions of key political figures to cancer and biomedical research, and taking positions on various scientific and technical areas that have policy implications for the cancer field.  These activities are being expanded as a result of the recent opening of AACR’s Washington, DC Office, and over time the DC office will become even more integrated into the scientific and educational mission of the AACR that is fostered out of the AACR headquarters in Philadelphia.

Under the leadership of the Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations, the Senior Government Affairs Analyst works closely with the Science Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee and the Board of Directors in implementing a wide range of exciting science policy programs and activities related to the mission of the American Association for Cancer Research.  Such activities are designed to create and strengthen the dialogue between policymakers and cancer scientists and advocates, to educate policymakers, and to make substantive contributions to removing policy barriers to advances in cancer research.  These policies are recommended by the AACR Science Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee and approved by the Board of Directors on behalf of the collective membership of the AACR.

A strategic plan for science policy and legislative affairs is currently underway that will guide these AACR activities into the future.

Senior Government Affairs Analyst plays a central role in the success of AACR’s work in this important area and guides AACR policy activities to a productive conclusion.  The staff member provides real-time information, analysis, and expert oversight of legislative issues and pending bills related to the cancer field, and reports on them to the Senior Director of Science Policy and Government Relations, the CEO, other AACR officers, AACR committee members, and AACR members at large.  To maximize AACR’s efforts in science policy, the Senior Science Policy Analyst educates legislators and their staffs about the value of cancer research to improving public health and saving lives.

Policies related to cancer and cancer-related biomedical research are implemented and monitored by the Senior Government Affairs Analyst under the direction of the Senior Director.  Such policies, whether they are position statements of the AACR, initiatives to increase appropriations for cancer research, or educational efforts targeting individuals about important pending legislation, when these are successfully promoted by the AACR and brought to fruition, assist the members of the AACR and other members of the cancer community to accelerate progress against cancer.

The Senior Government Affairs Analyst functions as a representative of the AACR when making regular contacts with Congressional offices, survivor and patient advocacy organizations, and other relevant appropriate bodies.  He/she develops effective initiatives that encourage members of the Congress and their staffs to consult the AACR and its expert members in important matters related to cancer and cancer research.  Also, the Senior Government Affairs Analyst helps to plan and oversee the activities of AACR members when they are engaged in public education activities on the Hill related to cancer and cancer-related biomedical research.  Overall, he/she is responsible for executing the AACR’s expanding policy agenda and strategic plan.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

•     Provide direction and support for the AACR’s national legislative
policy activities and priorities in terms of advice, needs assessment, plans for implementation and advocacy strategies, and execution of activities toward their successful completion by the AACR

•     Coordinate the AACR’s strategic plan for legislative action and
implement these legislative objectives relating to cancer research
•     Monitor, analyze, and assess legislative developments
•     Prepare issue briefs, Congressional testimonies, policy statements,
and other documents as needed
•     Keep abreast of the scientific programs of the AACR and consider
policy implications where appropriate
•     Contribute to a policy newsletter and/or other policy-related
materials to inform AACR members, cancer organizations, targeted individuals, and other groups as appropriate
•     Develop and maintain good working relationships with the policy
staffs of other cancer organizations and cancer alliances
•     Be proactive in identifying policy areas of importance and conduct
policy analysis and development in relation to these issues

Education and Training:

•     Graduate degree required
•     Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in a science-related field preferred
•     Public policy fellowship or other related training or background a plus

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

•     Knowledge of government policies and procedures and the political process
•     Strong interest in cancer and cancer-related biomedical research and
a working knowledge of the needs of the field
•     High-quality written and oral communication skills
•     Excellent interpersonal skills
•     Ability to work under rapidly developing deadlines and priorities
•     Ability to interact, negotiate, and work with VIPs and all levels of
management on complex policy matters, including Board members, prominent scientists, Administration and Congressional officials, corporate executives, and members of the media

•     A demonstrated ability to analyze complex political and policy
issues, build evidence-based arguments for policy proposals to AACR approval bodies, and bring conflicting points of view to consensus

•     Ability to effectively communicate the progress that has been made
in cancer research to government officials along with the future needs of the cancer field
•     Ability to make rational, realistic, and sound recommendations and
decisions based on consideration of all facts and alternatives
•     Ability to work independently towards approved objectives, while at
the same time being able to predict when such approaches need discussion with AACR officials prior to final action
•     Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities
•     High degree of judgment, discretion, tact, and insight
•     A self-starter with creativity and initiative

Computer Knowledge:

•     PC, word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs

Work Experience:

•     Three to five years of relevant experience in a public policy environment
•     Proven accomplishments in implementing complex policy projects

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The Malaria No More Policy Center is hiring for the following positions:
Legislative Director
International Advocacy Director
Communications Director
The Malaria No More Policy Center works to raise awareness and galvanize support to address the global fight against malaria. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Center works with the global health community to engage policy leaders in the United States and in other donor nations to advance efforts to defeat malaria worldwide.

To learn more about these positions and to apply, please visit http://www.malarianomore.org/jobs

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National Academies Program Officer
Location:       Corporate Headquarters – DC
Department:     Policy & Global Affairs Div
Job Req #:      080297-5
Basic Requirements:     Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge with 3 years of related professional experience. Demonstrated basic proficiency in conveying scientific/technical/policy information in oral and written form. Previous policy work desired.

Description

The mission of Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) is to help improve public policy, understanding, and education in matters of science, technology, and health with regard to national strategies and resources, global affairs, workforce and the economy. The division is particularly charged to identify and build synergy among the disciplines and issue areas, and to promote interaction among science, engineering, medicine and public policy. The division includes a range of standing committees and boards concerned with the vitality of the research enterprise in the US and abroad. In that connection, the units of the division focus particularly on the interaction of key institutions central to science and technology policy, on the standing of US research around the world and cooperation with Science & Engineering bodies in other countries, on the mission and organization of federal research activities, and on the sources of future manpower and funding for research.

This individual will serve as the Program Officer for both the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law and the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. In this capacity, the Program Officer will support each director 50% in the development and management of multiple complex projects. Will assist in developing project strategy and budget and ensuring that projects meets their stated objectives. Work with committee members on specific aspects of projects including conducting research and analysis. Write background materials in support of committee activities. Develops prospectuses and projects and identify possible sources of funding.
For more information or to apply: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/careers/

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Research Adjunct: Energy Technology & Policy
Job ID: 2008-1185# Positions: 1

Location: US-Washington, DCExperience (Years): ..

Posted Date: 08-12-08Category: All Research and Analysis

More information about this job:

Overview:
STPI is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) run by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) that serves the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Executive agencies. Recent activities at STPI have been in areas including (but not limited to) biomedical research, international health, energy and the environment, space and aeronautics, education, and innovation/competitiveness.

Responsibilities:
The STPI Energy Policy Group is seeking candidates who have demonstrated experience in energy technology, policy analysis, or energy economics. We are seeking candidates for both full and part-time positions at the pre- and post-bachelors level.

Qualifications:
– Applicants must be enrolled in a local accredited educational institution, working on a BS/BA or be graduated from such a program and working on an MS/MA.

– The field of study does not matter, but applicants must be detail oriented with strong problem solving and analytical skills as well as strong speaking and writing skills.

– All applicants must have demonstrated experience one of the following: energy technology, energy economics or a related policy analysis area.

– Applicants must have the ability to interact effectively with personnel involved in policy, technical, operational and program management work.

– Applicants must be self directed and able to work independently in a tem collaborative enviromnment.
– We ask that all applicants be available to start immediately in the fall semester.
– We seek applicants who are available to work full time as well as applicants who prefer to work part time for the equivalent of at least 2 days per week.

– all applicants must be US citizents and meet the requiements to obtain and hold a DoD security clearance.
Apply here: http://jobs-ida.icims.com/jobs/1185/login;jsessionid=AD8194863EAFFE94FBFCF75AD6B3E319

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The American Association of Immunologists (AAI), a not-for-profit professional association representing more than 6,500 of the world’s leading immunologists, seeks a legislative aide to assist AAI on a variety of legislative, policy, and other association matters. Specific responsibilities will include conducting legislative/ other research, attending and reporting on Congressional hearings, communicating with and supporting society activities, assisting with special projects, and providing administrative support.

College degree, 2-3 years‚ experience on Capitol Hill (preferably dealing with biomedical research, science policy, or health policy), and excellent written and oral skills are required. Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office programs required; experience with association management software a plus.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits package, including free parking. AAI is located in Bethesda and is accessible by Metro and bus.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to: resumes@faseb.org or send to: FASEB/AAI, Human Resources 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 | http://www.aai.org EOE

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ReStart DC Program Manager
Reports To:  Executive Director

The Program Manager will assume responsibility for managing all aspects of the ReStart DC Program to ensure program goals are met in a timely, efficient and effective fashion.  The goal of the Cheney Cardiovascular Institute’s ReStart DC Program is to provide AEDs to organizations in low-income communities throughout all eight Wards of Washington, DC.  While the ReStart DC program is the Manager’s primary focus, the Program Manager will also participate in activities of the Institute to cultivate new community outreach program initiatives and funding opportunities.

Responsibilities:
Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures for the ReStart DC program. ·

Performs day-to-day operations of the assigned program to ensure that policies and procedures are being followed, that goals and objectives are met, and that services and projects are being accomplished efficiently and effectively·

Understand all relevant state and federal regulations regarding AEDs and ensure appropriate interpretation and complies. ·

Develops/revises and monitors the program’s budget; oversees financial well-being of the program by analyzing cost-effectiveness and exercising cost controls; prepares, submits and justifies budget enhancement requests to the Executive Director, as needed. ·

Plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the work of professional, technical, support and operational staff in the MFA’s Department of Emergency Medicine’s Lifesavers program; works closely and forms pos·itive working relationship with colleagues in the MFA’s Department of Emergency Medicine.

Create and implements, with assistance of a PR agency, a comprehensive public relations and education campaign to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and the need for public access to AEDs.·

Represents the program and the Institute in meetings with other organizations; serves as the program representative with a variety of public, business and community groups and organizations; fosters collaborative working relationships to the benefit of the program and the Institute. ·

Prioritizes and allocates available program resources; reviews and evaluates program and service delivery, makes recommendations for and executes changes in operations to ensure maximum effective service provision; assists in designing and managing program outcome evaluation including researching, compiling and analyzing supporting data. ·

Assists the Executive Director and Development Manager in ReStart DC fundraising activities.·
Manages and performs administrative duties with attention to detail and analysis to ensure excellent record keeping and tracking. ·

Develops, negotiates, monitors and administers a variety of contracts and agreements. ·
Develops systems and maintains records that provide for the proper evaluation of the program. ·
Assists in the development and implementation of related and new programs; develops concept papers, as well as grant proposals and budgets for new programs to include “packaging” ReStart DC as a model program that can be rolled out to other cities and states.·

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.·

Qualifications – Education and Experience
– Prefer MPH, MPA, MBA or equivalent degree
– 4 – 6  years of relevant experience in the fields of public health, human services or business
– A minimum of 2 years in program management position
– Strong marketing, data management and financial skills
– Excellent writing, editing, presentation and organizational skills
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and consistently meet deadlines
– Self motivated with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and SPSS
– Background in Public Health, Public Administration, Social Work or related field
– Creativity and an interest in understanding and developing systems is also desirable
– Experience with grants, fundraising and knowledge of cardiovascular issues is a strong plus

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
-Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting as well attending meetings and events at
various sites throughout the greater metropolitan Washington, DC
– Ability to on occasion travel outside of DC region
– Strength to lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds
Send resumes/cover letters to:
Lisa Olson, PhD
Executive Director
The Richard B. & Lynne V. Cheney
Cardiovascular Institute
2150 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20037
202-741-2376
lolson@mfa.gwu.edu

Carrie D. Wolinetz, Ph.D.
Director of Scientific Affairs and Public Relations
Office of Public Affairs
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998
Phone: 301/634-7650; Fax: 301/634-7651

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Subject: Supervisory Wildlife Biologist Position Outreach

please send to your colleagues and anyone who might be interested.  This is the coast of southwestern Oregon.

Vacancy Announcement NOTICE
Supervisory Wildlife Biologist
GS-0486-11
Gold Beach Ranger District,
Gold Beach, OR
October 28, 2008

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will be filling a permanent full time, Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, GS-0486-11 position located at the Gold Beach Ranger District in Gold Beach, Oregon.  In addition, this postion is responsible for the District’s wildlife, invasive species and botany programs.  The tour of duty is permanent full time.  No government housing is available.

The purpose of this outreach notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish an appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the vacancy announcement (e.g., Region-wide, Service-wide, Government-wide, DEMO). These determinations will be made partly from responses received from this outreach notice.

The 30 day announcement is anticipated in December of 2008.  The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted on the U.S. Governement official website for employment opportunities at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov.

If you are interested in this position, please complete the attached outreach response and send to Alan Vandiver by November 28, 2008.

For more information about this outreach notice or position, please contact:
Alan Vandiver – District Ranger
Phone number (541) 247-3601
Cell number- (541) 531-3419

Aida

Aida Parkinson/REDW/NPS

aida_parkinson@NPS.GOV

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Director, Program for Biosafety Systems, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC
Please visit http://careers.ifpri.org/ for guidance on how to apply and http://www.ifpri.org/pbs/pbs.asp for more information.

Description:
Job Summary

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Director for the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) in its Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD). This is a two year, fixed term, renewable appointment position based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C. but will involve travel to the countries in which IFPRI carries out its research. The successful candidate will represent PBS management in national, regional, and international meetings.

Essential Duties:

-Provide managerial leadership to the PBS project and its full consortium. He/she will oversee the development of project activities and the administration and production of reports in compliance with USAID, IFPRI and the External Evaluation and Advisory Board requirements.

-Develop relevant country and regional Associate Awards and ensure their implementation, review scientific documents and publications, develop impact assessment methodology for PBS activities and outputs (and associated tasks), including oversight of the PBS strategy for training.

-Travel to support the PBS component leaders, national program partners, and USAID country and regional missions, and contribute to research, capacity strengthening and policy communications in support of PBS activities, development policy, and PBS conferences, policy advisory forums, and capacity strengthening programs

-Develop collaborative programs across IFPRI divisions and with local researchers in developing countries, and help raise resources for the team¡¦s activities. Responsible for timely completion of research projects, publish papers/books, and participate in conferences, policy advisory forums and capacity-strengthening training programs.

-Exercise administrative authority for effective project implementation and execution (sign contracts/agreements, disbursement authorizations, travel approvals, and other documents including budget submissions, reports, and other correspondence with USAID officials, etc.).

-Develop effective strategies and work plans, coordinate the Program and its strategic training plan, and enhance implementation.

-Guide PBS staff, regional program coordinators and collaborators in the execution of their duties.

-Develop and implement an accountability framework that identifies strategic goals and performance measures associated with component activities, in consultation with the USAID CTO.

-Coordinate all program agreements, contracting and reporting, including the production of quarterly and annual progress and impact reports, and budget submissions as required under the USAID Cooperative Agreement. Monitor PBS financial activity and liaise with appropriate IFPRI staff in budget development.

-Develop, maintain and update the PBS logframe for IFPRI¡¦s planning cycle.

-Collaborate with the IFPRI Management Team in decision-making and in other tasks.

-Review and evaluate performance and accomplishments of PBS on a regular basis and make necessary resolutions as needed.

-Review IFPRI-PBS staff performance in accordance with Institute human resource policy and procedures.
Required Skills:
Required Qualifications:

-PhD in Plant Genetics, Breeding, Biotechnology/Biosafety, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy or a closely related field.
-Eight or more years of post Ph D research and outreach experience in biotechnology and biosafety development and policy issues, and a solid publications record.
-Experience in research on policy issues related to agricultural and rural development with internationally recognized publications.
-Knowledge of and experience working in developing countries and establishing networks among such countries.
-Excellent written and spoken English.
-Experience in policymaking or advisory positions, and strong team-building and networking skills.
-Ability to work across disciplines.
-Demonstrated inter-personal skills.
-Ability to work in a multicultural team.

To Apply
http://careers.ifpri.org/

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAM

VISITING ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

The Rochester Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a visiting position in our innovative Public Policy Program. This position will start on August 24, 2009.

The Public Policy Program offers a B.S. in Public Policy and a M.S. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. The program is interdisciplinary, with students integrating courses in science and technology with courses in public policy, economics, and business. A major emphasis of the program is on quantitative and qualitative policy analysis. The program includes policy tracks in environmental policy, energy policy, information and communications policy, biotechnology policy, and homeland security policy, among others. More information about our program can be found at http://pubpol.rit.edu.

Subject to budgetary approval, this position is for a one-year, visiting term. The area of specialization is open; however, candidates should be able to integrate public policy with a science and technology related area. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should have or be close to completing a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Apply online at https://mycareer.rit.edu.  Search for IRC27499. Please submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

Questions about the position can be directed to: Dr. James J. Winebrake, Chair, Department of STS/Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604 or james.winebrake@rit.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2009 and accepted until the position is filled.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All individuals with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the university’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences are encouraged to make application.

Ron Hira, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Rochester Institute of Technology
Building 1, Room 1348
92 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
585-475-7052

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The Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) that serves OSTP and the Executive agencies, is looking for PhD or MD staff to conduct and lead science and technology policy-support analyses. Areas covered include all domains of science and technology, as well as methods-related capabilities. Recent activities have been in areas including but not limited to biomedical research, strategic research management, healthcare, energy and the environment, space and aeronautics, education, urban studies, risk analysis, data visualization, scientometrics, and innovation/competitiveness.

Requirements: A Ph.D. or MD in a scientific, technical or policy field with a keen interest and preferably some experience in the S&T policy field.  Experience levels ranging from recent degree recipients to senior staff with 10-15 years experience are of interest.  Strong analytic and communication skills, both written and verbal, are critical, especially the ability to analyze and present complex issues and recommendations to senior government officials.  Knowledge of US Federal S&T agencies is highly desirable. An ideal candidate is innovative, assertive, and self-starting. Please send your resume via e-mail to Bhavya Lal, Core Staff Member, at STPI (blal@ida.org).

STPI (http://www.ida.org/stpi/) assists the Executive Branch of the US government as it formulates federal S&T policy by providing objective, high-quality analytic support to policymakers. Chartered by an act of Congress in 1991, STPI supports the Office of Science and Technology Policy and other government users under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation.  Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship is required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Senior Policy Analyst

Reports to: Energy Policy Senior Staff

Department: Energy

Staff reporting to this position: TBD

Position classification: Exempt, Full-Time

Summary

The Center for American Progress has an immediate opening for a senior policy analyst with experience in energy and environmental policy with a focus on renewable energy. The senior policy analyst will work on a long-term project to formulate policies for building renewable energy transmission corridors and a national smart grid. This is part of the energy team?s core work of promoting a broader clean energy infrastructure investment agenda, including clean technology manufacturing and end-use energy efficiency.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Conduct and support original research and analysis on issues relating to transmission lines, smart grids, and renewable energy
Develop, implement, and manage the production and distribution of policy portfolio and products
Collaborate with the Energy Policy and manage and supervise other team members as necessary
Coordination and plan meetings and events
Draft policy reports, short policy columns, and articles
Maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility
Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Excellent writing, research, and verbal communication skills
Ability to work well within a team in a fast-paced environment
Comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines
Ability to multi-task
Proven ability to manage consultative process, and effective supervisory skills and ability to manage and mentor staff

Qualifications:

Advanced degree in energy and/or environmental studies preferred

Additional Information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name ?American Progress.? The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress provides a very competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to http://www.americanprogress.org.

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to http://www.americanprogressaaction.org.

To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org.

Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
Attn: Human Resources Department
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor ? Energy
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.
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Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates for the protection of rights, participation, transparency, and public accountability in the governance and operations of the World Bank, regional development banks,

CLIMATE FINANCE COORDINATOR

Job Description

The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society around the world to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates for the protection of rights, participation, transparency, and public accountability in the governance and operations of the World Bank, regional development banks, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

We are looking for an energetic, coalition-oriented person to join BIC as our Climate Finance Coordinator.  S/he will lead the organization’s efforts in tracking the implementation of the World Bank’s climate strategy, with particular emphasis on the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the Climate Investment Funds.  The Coordinator will work towards promoting transparency, broad stakeholder participation, and accountability in these mechanisms, and will work closely with conservation, indigenous peoples, climate, and other groups/networks for more informed engagement around climate and development issues.  S/he will work hand-in-hand with BIC’s regional programs on Asia, Africa, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America, and Middle East and Northern Africa throughout the campaign.

The Coordinator will be based in BIC’s DC office and will report to the Policy Program Director.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

1)      Information Services and Analysis

Obtain and disseminate to civil society groups timely information and analyses on the design and operations of the World Bank climate initiatives including the FCPF and CIF.
Work with BIC’s regional programs in monitoring in-country implementation of the World Bank’s climate initiatives, paying close attention to added costs to developing countries, potential use of new policy conditions, and disregard of local communities/indigenous peoples rights.

2)      Convening Role

Facilitate participation of civil society stakeholders in the design and operations of World Bank climate initiatives
Collaborate with civil society stakeholders around the world (including indigenous peoples, conservation, forest-dependent, climate change, faith-based, and labor groups) to discuss and develop joint strategies on climate change.

3)      Analysis and Advocacy

Analyze and develop cogent briefings on developments regarding World Bank climate initiaitives
Engage senior staff of World Bank management and Executive Directors to advocate for BIC/partner positions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Strong interest in environmental and social justice, and good understanding of key climate change issues involving mitigation and adaptation.
Strong communication, writing, analytical, and organizing skills.
Two to five years of experience in environment or development fields, preferably related to international climate or forest policy advocacy.
Master’s degree in relevant social science field such as environmental studies, political science, economics, and international relations.
Willingness and ability to learn quickly and work with a diverse array of civil society groups, as well as World Bank and US government staff.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  BIC offers outstanding benefits including generous annual leave with pay, fully covered health insurance, and a friendly work atmosphere in an international team.

PROCESS

Send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, a 1-2 page resume, and two writing samples to jobs@bicusa.org or by fax to 202-737-1155.  Write “Climate Coordinator” on the subject heading.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Anticipated start date is November 3, 2008.  No phone calls please.  Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.

BIC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. To learn more about BIC, visit our website at http://www.bicusa.org.

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