Who We Are
"The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that would conserve and increase the welfare of its people."
-James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19th century to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.
AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.
Work With Us
We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Coordinator in our Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program in our Washington, DC office. This individual will provide administrative, research, and analysis support for the Program on Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law. It is a 4-month term-limited assignment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist with preparation, proofreading, editing, writing of various publications and web content (meeting reports, project resources, promotional materials).
- Conduct research on ethical, legal, human rights and policy issues, especially as they relate to science and technology.
- Assist in analysis of data relating to human rights and policy issues with a particular focus on remote sensing and other geospatial information.
- Provide other administrative support as necessary.
- Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
- Position requires a formal training program of one to two years beyond high school; or an Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
- Two to three years prior work experience preferred
- Training or experience in GIS analysis required, particularly experience with ArcMap, and high resolution multispectral imagery.
- Strong computer skills (MS office, word-processing, databases) required
- Strong verbal, writing and interpersonal skills required
- Proven organizational skills
- Ability to handle multiple assignments
- Website management experience (HTML coding) highly desirable
Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by October 26, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If we think you might be a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.
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