Director of Government Relations, APS Office of Public Affairs
The American Physical Society (APS), www.aps.org, a nonprofit membership organization with over 54,000 members working in academia, national laboratories, and industry, is the leading society for physicists in the U.S. and throughout the world. APS is headquartered in College Park, Maryland, with journal editorial operations based in Ridge (Long Island), New York, and an Office of Public Affairs in Washington, DC. Overall, APS is a $55 million/year operation.
APS seeks a Director of Government Relations for its Office of Public Affairs (OPA). The purpose of the OPA is to facilitate communication between physicists, the public, and government on scientific issues of concern to APS members and to the nation as a whole. The Director of Government Relations is expected to guide the Society in its advocacy and lobbying efforts within the constraints appropriate for a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional membership organization. The Director will manage and provide leadership for the OPA and together with the APS Board, Council and CEO will establish a strategic vision for the OPA. The Director will work to facilitate and support the work of two high profile APS Committees: the Panel on Public Affairs (POPA)[i] and the Physics Policy Committee (PPC)[ii].
The Director will serve as a member of the APS senior management team, reporting to the CEO.
Roles and Responsibilities include:
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
[i] POPA undertakes studies of timely issues in the realm of public policy in which physics has particular knowledge or expertise, such as nuclear security and energy technology. POPA is also responsible for drafting and guiding formal APS Statements through the approval process.
[ii] The PPC advises the Society on advocacy positions, including federal budgets for science research, science education, visa and immigration issues among other things.
To apply, send cover letter including salary requirement, resume, and a list of professional references to the attention of Human Resources via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 54,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.