Policy-Related Jobs (Undergrad and Grad)

A smorgasbord of possibilities:


Amazon Project Coordinator
Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
International Climate and Air Program

With the world’s attention focused on both the environment and the economy,
Environmental Defense Fund is where policymakers and business leaders turn
for win-win solutions. This leading green group, founded in 1967, has
tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon
partnerships and market-based approaches.

You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives,
talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way
of life. With programs from Boston to Beijing, Environmental Defense Fund is
the only environmental group to receive an A rating from Wired magazine.

Environmental Defense Fund’s depth and expertise on climate change put this
position in the center of global efforts to save the atmosphere. EDF¹s long
term collaboration with Amazon indigenous and forest peoples on land rights
and forest protection are widely recognized in the region and
internationally.

Overall Function: The Amazon Project Coordinator for Indigenous Peoples and
Climate Change project will inform and support Amazonian Indigenous leaders’
participation in the international climate negotiations, and national
climate policy discussions. The Coordinator will draw on field experience in
South America and understanding of international negotiations to prepare
indigenous leaders to effectively advocate for their interests in national
and international climate policy discussions, particularly in relation to
incentives for reducing tropical deforestation. The Coordinator will be
responsible for: 1) helping to organize, attending and participating in 9
country-level meetings of Amazon Indigenous organizations on REDD supported
by EDF; 2) accompanying indigenous leaders to international climate change
forums; 3) ensuring that indigenous leaders have access to key information
on the climate negotiations in a comprehensible form. This full time
position will report to the Director of Tropical Forest Policy.

Qualifications: 
The successful candidate will have extensive field experience with
Indigenous or rural communities in South America, and familiarity with
grassroots organizations. Prior knowledge of the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change negotiations or the ability to quickly become
conversant with key issues, and ability to explain them cross-culturally, is
critical.
Other important qualifications include:
· Advanced degree
· Fluent spoken and written Spanish
· Portuguese is a plus
· Experience working with indigenous or rural communities or grassroots
organizations in South America.
· Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, key issues of international
climate negotiations
· Ability to work in multidisciplinary, international team setting
· Willingness to travel
Office

Location: Washington, D.C.
Application: Interested applicants should forward their cover letter, resume
and salary requirements to jobs@edf.org.
(January 2009) 

Gustavo A. Silva-Chávez
International Climate Change Policy Analyst
Climate and Air Program
Environmental Defense Fund
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20009
www.environmentaldefense.org/cr
Direct line. +1-202-572-3384
Work mobile +1-202-316-0829

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Senior Program Officer Job Description
Standards for Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines

Preferred Qualifications:

Individuals with advanced degrees (Master’s or PhD) in public health, public policy, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with equivalent knowledge and at least 6 years of related professional experience are also eligible. Qualified individuals will have advanced knowledge of scientific, technical, or policy issues related to comparative effectiveness of health care services and clinical practice guidelines.

This position requires strong research, writing, and analytic skills. Applicants should also have the ability to solve problems using originality and ingenuity, to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues, to use substantial latitude for independent judgment and action, and to independently develop and manage multiple/complex projects. Must also be able to work successfully in a team environment, to form and maintain effective teams, and to train and develop staff.

Job Description:

The mission of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health. IOM provides unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large.

The Senior Program Officer is responsible for developing and managing multiple and/or highly complex programs/projects.  Develops program/project strategy and budget, staffing requirements and ensures the program/project meets its stated objectives.  Serves as liaison between committee members and the National Academies.  Independently supervises staff and provides training.  Independently manages multiple/complex programs/projects, assembles committees and guides those committees.  Develops prospectuses and projects that have a high impact and negotiates funding with sponsors.

This Senior Program Officer position involves leading the writing and development of an IOM report on setting standards for the development of clinical practice guidelines.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants should apply via our website at http://www.nationalacademies.org. On the left hand side of our homepage under Career Links, click on Employment, Current Opportunities, Jobs by Department, Institute of Medicine, Research Associate. Job posting # 080301-7.

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Research Associate Job Description
Standards for Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines

Preferred Qualifications:

Individuals with Master’s Degrees in public health, public policy, or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with equivalent knowledge, Bachelor’s degree, and at least 2 years of related professional experience are also eligible.

This position requires strong research, writing, and analytic skills. Qualified individuals will have the ability to solve varied and complex intellectual problems, to work independently under tight deadlines; and to work successfully in a team environment.

Job Description:

The Research Associate develops pertinent background research which contributes to a greater understanding of conditions, issues and trends impacting on a wide range of programs/projects, subjects and topics. Drafts background papers. Prepares preliminary outlines of projects to determine appropriate methodology, which may involve developing an historical perspective; identifying prevailing social and economic conditions, outlining legislative considerations; regulatory impact; international involvement in issues; and future trends and implications. Performs research and analysis. Documents and establishes files on all statistical analyses performed. Prepares data for use in summaries and fact sheets. Edits report material developed by committee members and senior staff. Responds to inquiries about study activities and increases public awareness of studies.  Manages related databases. May assist with administrative duties related to programs/projects.

This Research Associate will serve as a key staff member for a new IOM study related to setting standards for the development of clinical practice guidelines.

The mission of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies is to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge to improve human health. IOM provides unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants should apply via our website at http://www.nationalacademies.org. On the left hand side of our homepage under Career Links, click on Employment, Current Opportunities, Jobs by Department, Institute of Medicine, Research Associate. Job posting # 080301-7.

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Senior Science and Innovation Officer, Boston

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Science and Innovation Officer at the British Consulate-General in Boston (http://UKinUSA.fco.gov.uk/boston/).

Background:
The Senior Science and Innovation Officer reports to the Head of Science and Innovation, based in Boston.  As such, the successful applicant will become a senior member of the three-person Boston Science and Innovation (S&I) team.  The team represents UK Science & Innovation interests in the Boston Consulate district, which covers the six New England States.  Key focus areas of the Boston S&I team’s work include climate/the green economy, science (e.g., stem cells/personalized medicine), and innovation.

Boston’s S&I team operates as part of a pan-US network, coordinated by the British Embassy in Washington DC and involving S&I teams in other British Consulates across the US.  The network’s objectives are to: report on US S&I policies, practices and developments (with a particular emphasis on climate); foster UK-US research collaboration by bringing UK scientists, students and funding bodies together with their US counterparts; and advance “wealth creation” from new and emerging technologies, with commercial colleagues in the UK Trade & Investment team.

Key responsibilities:
The successful candidate is expected to advance UK science and innovation policies/priorities through collaborations with the US government, business and academic communities.  The team works across a variety of scientific areas, although climate is a particular focus.

Specific duties include:
·        Assist in shaping the Boston S&I team’s strategic direction, in alignment with the guidance received from the British Embassy in Washington DC and customers in London.
·        Identify emerging technologies of interest and appropriate new partners in New England and UK scientific communities in both academia and industry.
·        Pursue these leads and nurture collaborations, knowledge exchanges and partnerships as appropriate to deliver outcomes that benefit the UK.
·        Arrange symposia, seminars, visits and networking events.
·        Provide verbal and written reports on the outcomes to customers in Washington DC and London.
·        Collaborate with colleagues in the Boston post (within the S&I team, as well as UK Trade and Industry and Press and Public Affairs team), and with others across the US S&I network.

The position involves occasional travel within the US and to the UK.

Qualifications/experience:
·        Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years’ work experience in science or communications.
·        Have a background in science and innovation with an understanding of the research and development base in Boston, and the wider New England consular district.  Knowledge of the UK science and innovation community would be an asset but can also be developed on the job.
·        Be highly organised, self-motivated and industrious; deliver results that are of good quality and meet agreed deadlines.
·        Work as part of the existing S&I team, cooperate with other colleagues in the Consulate and in S&I teams elsewhere in the US.
·        Have strong interpersonal skills, and be capable of developing a wider range of high level contacts within local science communities, industry, policy makers, academia and research institutions.
·        Have excellent verbal and written communication skills; in particular, be able to write clear concise reports on complex topics and make presentations.
·        Be reliable, positive and open to new ways of thinking.

The British Embassy Network offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package.  This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary history in word or pdf format to Rachael Wallace, Management Officer, British Consulate-General, One Memorial Drive, 15th floor, Cambridge, MA 02142, email bosvac@fco.gov.uk (subject line: S&I Officer), fax (617) 621-0220.  Current staff members should submit their resumes through their line managers.  The closing date for receipt of applications is 28th January 2009.  Interviews are expected to take place during the week beginning 9th February; only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A Visa holders. If you hold a Visa other than an A Visa, you are not currently eligible to work for the Embassy.  All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
The British Consulate is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce.  EOE/M/F/D/V
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Senior Democratic member of the House Science and Technology Committee seeks an energetic and proactive senior legislative assistant to manage committee responsibilities and a broad portfolio of other legislative issues. Substantive knowledge and previous experience with S&T committee issues, including energy and environment issues, is a plus. Candidates should have prior Hill experience, have impeccable writing and analytical skills, be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and possess a strong knowledge of the legislative process. The candidate will be responsible for developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and floor/committee statements, drafting press releases, and representing the member in meetings. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented problem solver, a motivated self-starter, and possess a demonstrated ability to work independently as a policy entrepreneur. This is NOT an entry-level position. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words “Senior Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to il_staff_jobs@yahoo.com. This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it
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The Assistant Director for Government Affairs is responsible for federal government relations activities on behalf of the University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. As a registered federal lobbyist for the institution, the Assistant Director advocates for federal legislative and regulatory action to advance Johns Hopkins’ mission of teaching, research and patient care. The Assistant Director will identify and respond to relevant federal issues/trends of importance to the institution, particularly in the area of health care finance and reform. The Assistant Director conducts self-initiated research and policy analysis, prepares issue briefs, and conveys institutional positions and activities to internal constituencies, Congress, the executive branch and the public. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Government Affairs and is based in Baltimore, with frequent travel to Washington, D.C.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required (advanced law or policy degree preferred), with at least four years legislative, research or policy analysis experience; federal or state health care advocacy preferred; background in health insurance or health care finance fields a plus; excellent communications, presentation and interpersonal skills; manages competing demands; capable of working independently and as part of a team; able to convey complex issues to diverse audiences and write effectively on a deadline.
SALARY RANGE: $75,000 – $85,000
TARGET START DATE: February 2009
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to: Attn: Courtney Wang, cwang49@jhu.edu Johns Hopkins Office of Government. Community and Public Affairs 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540, Baltimore, MD 21231
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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research – Legislative Affairs Specialist
Tracking Code 9060
Job Description
PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time replacement position. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to Friday, January 23, 2009. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
UCAR – Office of Government Affairs (OGA)
BASIC JOB FUNCTION: The Legislative Affairs Specialist is a position within the UCAR Office of Government Affairs (OGA) reporting to the OGA director. The main purpose of OGA is to support the broad atmospheric and related sciences community, especially the academic sector, through advocacy for relevant federal policy issues and federal legislation. OGA monitors the activities of the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch and keeps the UCAR community informed on relevant budgetary, legislative, and policy developments. The office communicates with the federal government concerning the services provided to society through the UCAR community’s research, research applications, education, and training activities.
Within this context, the Legislative Affairs Specialist has major responsibility for outreach, advocacy, and federal policy analysis, particularly in the area of climate change. Specific duties include the development and implementation of plans for UCAR government affairs activities, informing the atmospheric sciences community about relevant federal budget and legislative issues, tracking and communicating relevant parts of the federal science budget, mobilizing the community to advocate effectively for necessary funding, analyzing proposed legislation, working closely with external UCAR partner organizations regarding advocacy and outreach, and assisting with the communication of the UCAR community’s achievements/priorities to Congress and the Executive Branch. The job is based in Boulder, Colorado, and requires travel, particularly to Washington, D.C.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Assists with the organization of and participates in Board of Trustee, UCAR management, and UCAR Member Representatives visits to congressional, Executive Branch, and agency administrator offices, and site visits of congressional Members and staffers to UCAR. Plays a lead organizational role for visits that are climate related. When appropriate, makes unaccompanied visits to congressional and Executive Branch offices regarding UCAR community advocacy issues.
Monitors developments and trends in the federal budget and legislation with particular attention paid to climate related issues and activities in NSF, NOAA, NASA, DOE, Transportation, and EPA bills. Analyzes and synthesizes information and provides time-critical oral and written reports and updates to both internal and external audiences (including the membership of the Weather Coalition) when appropriate. Has major responsibility for contributing to the UCAR advocacy agenda for climate change issues in particular.
Participates in the organization and coordination of science briefings on Capitol Hill. Helps speakers to get their presentations in order, drafts the briefing invitation to staffers, and drafts the event program. Staffs the briefings in Washington, D.C. by making sure that all aspects of the briefings are organized effectively, including collaboration with UCAR’s contract Washington consultants.
Using UCAR’s Washington office as a resource to identify relevant federal issues and advise appropriate action, drafts climate related “Action Alerts” for the UCAR President’s signature, urging the science community at large to advocate for the science budget and particular legislative issues. Audience: Board of Trustees, Members Representatives, Academic Affiliates and University Relations Committee, as well as UCAR management.
Collaborates with UCAR Communications to craft NCAR’s climate change research and impacts message for the public and policymakers – aspects include participating in strategic planning, contributing to web site content, assisting with media interviews, and speaking with the press regarding climate change energy impact issues in particular.
Establishes and maintains a climate change legislative update section on the OGA web site. Contributes content to office communications publications when appropriate.
Assists OGA director with the organization and implementation of activities of CO-LABS, formed to support federally-funded laboratories. Helps to organize and implement special events run by OGA including the Walter Orr Roberts Distinguished Lecture. Serves as OGA acting director when the director is unavailable. Represents OGA and UCAR through internal and external presentations when appropriate.
REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; plus
five years’ relevant experience; or
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working on climate change issues in congressional or committee offices on Capitol Hill or for advocacy organizations based in Washington DC strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Exceptional and effective oral and written communications skills.
Ability to analyze, synthesize, and clearly communicate complex and technical scientific research and issues.
Knowledge of congressional budget and policy processes relative to science research and education issues.
Knowledge of current climate change issues.
Skill in speaking in public forums and chairing meetings.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to travel on occasion.
Job Location
Boulder, CO, US.
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Appointment Type
Regular, Full-Time (R1)
To apply: https://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=199244&company_id=15947&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=962106&aid=1
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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

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Positions available: Government Affairs Officer. Coalition Manager. Policy Analyst.
All around the globe, PATH works to solve some of the world‚s biggest health problems, including malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis, childhood diseases, and maternal deaths. Central to these efforts is the work of PATH’s Policy and Advocacy team in Washington DC and the newly formed Global Health Technologies Coalition – an influential group of over 25 global health organizations.
If you are a seasoned policy advocate, analyst, or researcher with a passion for global health, a desire to make a worldwide impact, join an innovative organization, and work with talented public health advocates from around the world, consider applying for one of our open positions.
All three positions are housed in the Washington, DC office of PATH, a nonprofit organization with a 30 year track record, global workforce of 750, 34 offices around the world, and a budget of $218 million.
For job announcements and application instructions, see http://www.path.org/employment.php
PATH is dedicated to diversity in staff and is an equal opportunity employer.
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Assistant Deputy Administrator

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is looking for an Assistant Deputy Administrator (GS-15) to manage the Agency’s Government Affairs staff.  Responsibilities include developing and carrying out legislative strategies and building relations with Congress, the States, and industry organizations.  Ideal candidates will have strong communication and analytical skills, along with significant state or federal legislative affairs experience, prior Hill experience, and/or government affairs advocacy work for an industry organization or trade group.   

“Protecting American Agriculture” is APHIS’ core mission.  APHIS protects crops, livestock, and natural resources from invasive species and damage caused by wildlife, regulates agricultural biotechnology, and enforces the Animal Welfare Act.  The Agency values collaboration, innovation, and public service as it strives to build a world-class agricultural safeguarding system.   

For more information, go to http://www.usajobs.gov , “Search Jobs” and insert “28LP-2009-0004” under “Keyword Search.”  Current and former Federal employees are also invited to apply to Merit Promotion vacancy announcement 9LP-2009-0007.

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Biopharmaceutical trade association seeks a state affairs manager to work with the State Affairs team on health policy initiatives and advocacy efforts for biotech industry. Primary responsibilities include legislative tracking and policy analysis. Manager will also work with industry contacts and consultants in target states. Five+ years experience in Medicaid and health care reimbursement policy desired. Legal background or graduate degree in healthcare-related discipline a plus. Successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, excellent research and writing capabilities, effective oral communication, and strong strategic thinking. Frequent travel required. Excellent benefits. Send resume to: PPTA 147 Old Solomons Island Road Suite 100 Annapolis, MD 21401 Fax: 410/263-2298 cizzi@pptaglobal.org
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Amgen, Government Affairs Manager – Washington D.C. – NB50417336 

Basic Qualifications: 
Leading human therapeutics company seeks Government Affairs Manager with campaign or political action committee (PAC) fundraising experience. Part of the Global Government Affairs (GGA) organization and based in Washington, DC the candidate will be responsible for increasing the visibility and effectiveness of $1.3 million corporate PAC by managing its solicitation and communication programs in full compliance with Federal Election Commission (FEC) laws and regulations. 

The candidate will be responsible for development and implementation of a strategic fundraising program including directly soliciting staff for PAC contributions via oral presentations and written communications, management of annual giving campaign, oversight of sustained peer-to-peer program, and enhancement of website. The candidate will also be responsible for establishment of a comprehensive, internal communication program for PAC eligible staff and PAC members. 

Job Summary:
Bachelor’s degree 
3-5 years experience with 2 years campaign or PAC fundraising experience

Additional Skills/Competencies:
Goal-oriented, self-starter with demonstrated ability to increase campaign or PAC revenue and membership; attention to detail; ability to multi-task; team player, with an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, demanding environment. 

Strong political acumen; knowledge of the electoral process; excellent public speaking skills; proficient knowledge of internet research resources; and superb oral and written communication skills, including interaction with executive management. This is a strictly fundraising (not lobbying) position; experience with peer-level fundraising programs is helpful. 

Familiarity with FEC rules and regulations preferred. 

Job requires significant travel – up to 50%. 

To apply online, please visit http://www.amgen.com/careers and search for position number NB50417336. Please direct questions to acogbill@amgen.com.

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American Academy of Ophthalmology with 27,000 members seeks candidates for Director of Political Affairs and OPHTHPAC for its Governmental Affairs Division’s DC office.
This position directs the advancement of the Academy’s federal legislative and congressional priorities through direct federal lobbying, fundraising for OPHTHPAC, campaigns to elect “friends of ophthalmology”, grassroots, member relations, communications and coalitions. The Director reports to the VP of Governmental Affairs and oversees the Academy’s Political Affairs Department, supervises 3 direct reports, assists the VP in lobbying Congress, and is responsible for fundraising $3M per year.
The ideal candidate will be interested in healthcare issues and can work in a bipartisan climate. Candidates must have political/campaign and fundraising experience, strong Senate relationships and supervisory and lobbying experience a plus.
Salary in the low 100K range; excellent full benefits package.
Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and salary expectations to jobs@aaodc.org. Visit us at http://www.aao.org .
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Austria for Researchers in
Natural and Social Sciences, Math, Policy and Engineering

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, provides full funding for two postdoctoral researchers each year. Scholars are expected to conduct their own research within one of IIASA’s research programs or special projects on topics closely related to IIASA’s agenda.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 February 2009
WHAT IS IIASA AND WHAT ARE ITS PROGRAM AREAS?
IIASA is an international institution, supported by the U.S. and 18 other governments, engaged in scientific research aimed at providing policy insight on issues of regional and global importance in the following areas:
Energy and Technology
·        Energy
·        New Technologies
·        Dynamic Systems
·        Integrated Modeling Environment
Natural Resources and Environment
·        Land Use and Agriculture
·        Forestry
·        Evolution and Ecology

·        Atmospheric Pollution & Econ. Devt.
·        Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Population and Society
·        World Population
·        Risk and Vulnerability
·        International Negotiation
·        Population and Climate Change
·        Health and Global Change Initiative

HOW DO YOU APPLY?
An on-line application form, along with more information, can be found at http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/PDOC/apply_iiasa.html,
Applicants will be informed by mid-March of the decisions.

General Questions:  Barbara Hauser, Postdoctoral Coordinator    hauser@iiasa.ac.at
U.S. contact
Margaret Goud Collins, Program Director for the U.S. Committee for IIASA
National Academy of Sciences        mcollins@nas.edu

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LOOKING TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER IN LOBBYING? WE HAVE JUST THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS GRASSROOTS AND PAC COORDINATOR
ASTRO, the American Society for Radiation Oncology is looking for an individual with one to two years of Capitol Hill or association experience to coordinate our grassroots and PAC activities. This individual will be responsible for implementing our strategic plan for PAC and grassroots activities and providing administrative support for government relations activities. Individual will also be responsible for maintaining the ASTRO‚s government relations website and spearheading our use of other electronic media to educate empower and motivate advocacy efforts. In addition, the position will include various support functions to assure success of our annual legislative conference, conducting internet research on key issues, tracking legislation, daily review of the CQHealthbeat, writing for ASTRO publications, as well as analyzing and drafting legislative summaries and correspondence to Members of Congress and handling basic administrative support for the Government Relations Department. Some minimal travel is required. Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
·  College degree or equivalent work experience
·  1-2 years Hill or other related work experience
·  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
·  Skilled in conducting internet research and utilizing internet tools for research and communication
·  Excellent oral and written communication skills including grammar, proofreading, prioritization, and organizational ability
·  Capability to work under pressure on multiple projects and meet deadlines.
·  Professional telephone demeanor
·  Ability to be supportive of others, including involving others in decisions that impact them.
·  Being a team player in order to coordinate projects within the GR department and among other departments within ASTRO
·  Thinking and planning ahead to anticipate deadlines for FEC and LDA filings, to prepare minutes in advance of monthly call, to send reminders 7 days beforehand
·  Taking initiative to learn about radiation oncology and health care policy issues
·  Sharing knowledge and insight about possible new activities and how they can improve GR function (use of web forums, blogs, podcasts, etc)
ASTRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package which includes:
·  Flexible work arrangements
·  Medical, dental and vision insurance, majority company paid
·  401K with immediate company contribution
·  26 days of Paid Time Off annually
·  On site fitness center
·  Employer paid short and long term disability insurance and More
Please see our website http://www.astro.org for more information about ASTRO.
To apply: email or fax your resume with salary requirements to:
humanresources@astro.org or 703-839-7317. EOE
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The Consumer Electronics Association has an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Environmental Policy and Sustainability to provide support to staff on environmental and energy policy issues affecting the CE industry.
Critical Duties and Responsibilities:
Help coordinate the CEA Government Affairs Council Environmental Policy Committee. Write and produce EPC e-mail updates to CEA’s EPC.
Coordinate EPC conference calls and meetings.
Ensure the timely posting of meeting notices, minutes and agendas.
Monitor legislative, regulatory and business trends impacting the consumer electronics industry.
Conduct research, surveys and write memoranda and position papers on these issues.
Prepare legislative and regulatory updates for the EPC.
Develop and manage environmental section of CE.org Web site. Ensure that information on the Web site is up-to-date and accurate.
Act as Secretariat for international standard-setting process on materials declarations.
Coordinate responses to relevant international environmental laws and regulations.
Attend and report on hearings and policy briefings. Represent association at hearings and events, including political fundraisers and industry meetings.
Maintain state legislative tracking database.
Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications; etc.
Support development of CEA program for government guests attending the industry’s annual trade show, the International CES.
Provide support for internal CEA environmental programs, including support for events such as the International CES, Greener Gadgets Conference and SINOCES.
Perform other duties as assigned and appropriate.
Work Experience:
At least 4-6 years of related work experience working on legislative or regulatory issues and/or technology industry experience.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills, particularly on the telephone.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple issues and tasks, and the ability to work reliably on complex projects with tight deadlines.
Education/Skills/Training:
Bachelors Degree in Political Science or related field.
Working knowledge of the political process.
Knowledge of environmental law and policy.
Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Additional Information:
Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities while meeting deadlines.
Must be a team-oriented.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,200 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer Channels. Combined, CEA’s members account for more than $161 billion in annual sales. CEA also produces and manages the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow held in Las Vegas each January.
CEA was voted as one of the top 50 companies to work for by the Washingtonian Magazine. CEA offers unique and excellent benefits including leading edge PPO health insurance, six percent match on 401k, pension plan, 10 percent incentive bonuses, 35 hour work week, onsite bootcamp, yoga, weight training, excellent training programs, $25,000 mortgage assistance, and much more. Learn more about our unique employee culture at http://www.CE.org
To apply for this position please click (or cut & paste) link below: http://www.ce.org/AboutCEA/CEAInitiatives/238_5988.asp
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The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) has a number of exciting summer 2009 internships with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Positions will be 12 weeks long and located in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health in Washington, DC. These internships are designed to provide opportunities for outstanding individuals and career changers interested in pursuing careers in international health.
Compensated openings include the following: HIV/AIDS Program Management Intern Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC) Intern HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Intern HIV/AIDS Community Care and Prevention Intern Nutrition Health Analyst Intern Malaria Intern Tuberculosis Program Intern Commodities Security & Logistics Intern Service Delivery Improvement Intern Fistula Intern Program Analyst Intern Demographic and Health Surveys Intern Community-based Family Planning Intern
Past GHFP intern, David Eric Blankenship shares his experience as the Avian Influenza Commodity and Logistics Intern in the Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition, Avian and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Unit at USAID. David was an Emergency Room nurse in Bend, Oregon and was working on an MPH at the University of Montana. He began his nursing career in a rural village ER in the highlands of Western Guatemala.
“Thus far, my efforts have been focused on the development of a set of tools I have named the Inventory, Forecasting and Tracking Package. The intent of this package, as you might guess, is to improve and expand-upon existing capacity for inventory, forecasting and tracking of Avian Influenza (AI) commodities. This will in turn increase transparency of and accountability for AI commodity distribution and use, while improving demand planning systems at all levels.”
NOTES:    15 openings. US Residents Only
Requirements
Qualifications vary depending on the specific position, but are open to undergraduate, graduate, recently graduated students, and career changers. US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required. To apply please visit http://www.ghfp.net/internship and submit an online application. The application deadline is February 6, 2009.

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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  1. Wryen Meek

    Thanks for the information.

    On an editorial note:

    Please break up posts like this. Each of these jobs should be their own post with appropriate tags. Please embed urls as links rather than writing them out in plain text. Finally, please either indent new paragraphs or add a line of space between them for distinction for easier reading. Good formatting goes a long way and doesn’t take that much more time.

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