POSITION: Project Director for Program Operations, Professional Development & Evaluation
DEPARTMENT: Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, American Association for the Advancement of
SUMMARY: Conceptualizes, plans, directs and assesses selection and placement operations and
systems, professional development, affinity groups and fellow network, and evaluation for the
Science & Technology Policy Fellowships. Manages budget of $500K. Supervises program operations and
Operations Management, Budgeting & Staff Supervision: Collaborates with Program Director and
Associate Program Director to define process and project scopes, goals, timelines, and
deliverables. Defines project tasks, resource requirements, and develops project plans. Supervises
operations, administration, logistics, and implementation of selection, placement, assessment and
reporting functions for optimal efficiency and efficacy. Supervises and mentors operations and
administrative staff. Creates and oversees updates to operations, fellowship and host office
manuals. Manages professional development/fellows network budget, oversees allocation of resources,
monitors expenditures and evaluates return on investment.
Professional Development & Training: Conceptualizes content, plans and directs implementation of
yearlong professional and leadership development and training programs. Includes planning and
orchestrating a two-‐ week orientation, monthly educational events, skill-‐building workshops,
career enhancement sessions, and a year-‐end summit. Oversees preparation and logistics for
events. Directs marketing, messaging, and registration for PD sessions. Manages selection of
venues, selection and contracting of vendors, and preparations for all events. Supervises staff
coordinating logistics. Works across Fellowships team, with Partner Society Collaborative, and the
PD Advisory Committee to conduct needs assessments, surveys,
and focus groups and determine core competencies for fellowships; identify specific resources to
knowledge and skills aims, and plan curricula and trainings to achieve measurable advancement in
learning and skill development. Researches, vets, invites and directs speakers; manages and
evaluates speakers/trainings. Develops and enhances training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and
other educational materials. Recruits, coordinates and guides fellow and AAAS staff speakers for
presentations, workshops and panel sessions. Serves as an advocate for the S&T Policy Fellowships
at meetings, conferences, and other events.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Assessment: Develops success benchmarks, conducts evaluations, and reviews
and assesses effectiveness of program operations, professional development programs, and overall
fellowships outputs and outcomes. Stays abreast of professional development and leadership
strategies, innovative adult training and networking methods. Monitors fellows’ mid-‐year and
year-‐end reports to determine trends, utilize information to enhance the fellowship experience
for fellows and host offices. Develops testing and evaluation procedures. Assesses instructor
performance and the effectiveness of training programs, and supervises enhancement strategies.
Establishes and maintains a virtual library of resources to support competencies of S&T Policy
Fellows. Monitors and manages diversity in programs and presenters. Maintains relationships with
AAAS staff and external subject-‐matter experts and organizations to provide input to or deliver
presentations and trainings. Monitors Fellowships and industry data to determine trends and utilize
information to enhance operations, mentoring, professional development, network, and civic
Mentoring, Affinity Groups & Fellowship Network: Plans and supervises implementation of fellow
mentoring program. Oversees and nurtures fellows’ affinity groups for maximum connection,
collaboration, and output. Conceptualizes and implements strategies to foster greater communication
with and among current and alumni fellows, keep them up-‐to-‐date on fellowship activities and
their colleagues, and actively engaged with AAAS. Collaborates with Outreach & Engagement staff to
ensure that FellowsCentral portal and other social media outlets are vibrant online resources and
networking venues for fellows.
Additional duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in education, human resources, marketing, communications, public
relations or related field and minimum seven years directly related experience (or bachelor’s
degree and nine years relevant experience). Must include operations and project management;
developing, conducting and assessing professional development/training programs; event and budget
management; and coordinating networks and resources. Seeking excellent verbal and written
communications skills, organizational ability and attention to detail and deadlines. Must be
proficient and comfortable presenting to large groups. Professional and diplomatic manner; ability
to work with individuals from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, to coordinate
activity among staff and departments, and to interact with stakeholders at all levels in academia,
government, foundation, corporate, and non-‐profit sectors. Flexibility, resourcefulness, and
ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously, set priorities for multiple projects, meet
deadlines under pressure, and work both independently and as part of a team. Computer skills must
include proficiency with Microsoft Office, project management software, and online databases.
Requires at least two years of supervisory experience. Experience working in a non-‐profit
environment with memberships, fellowships, admissions or alumni relations, and/or a background in
science or policy is a plus.
APPLY: AAAS requires electronic submission of a Web-‐based application form, using the AAAS
Employment Application Web site: http://www.aaas.org/careercenter/employmentataaas/ All Web
applications must include a resume, and a cover letter referencing the position requisition number
and indicating salary expectations. Applicants who do not fully complete the online form and
provide an attached cover letter and resume will not be considered.
Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005
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