Friday, September 19, 2008

Science ed policy at APS

The American Physical Society (APS), the major professional association for physicists, has an exciting opportunity for a physicist with interest in the legislative process and Washington policy making to fill the position of Advocacy Coordinator & Science Education Specialist. The position is based at the APS Office of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. in the National Press Building.

Responsibilities include overseeing organization and execution of grass roots advocacy activities, congressional visits, APS alerts and letter-writing campaigns; developing and implementing advocacy strategies on STEM-Ed issues; representing APS and the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) at selected advocacy coalition meetings, scientific meetings, APS national & divisional meetings, and APS committee meetings; delivering lectures on science policy issues at universities, national laboratories, and other venues. Ph.D. in Physics and interest in physics education required (experience desirable). Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience.

For consideration, send cover letter (include salary requirement), resume and professional references via e-mail, fax or conventional mail to:

American Physical Society
Attn: Director of Human Resources
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3844
Fax: (301) 699-8144