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||SPSSI -- Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
||DC Metro Region
||SPSSI - the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is a social justice association with a US and international membership of approximately 3000 academic social psychologists, allied scientists in related specialties, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social issues. Our goal is to encourage theoretical and practical research and to make sure that social policies at all levels are informed by sound scientific evidence. SPSSI was established in 1936, and in the 1940's became affiliated (as Division 9) with the American Psychological Association (APA). It is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an annual operating budget of $750,000.
We are seeking an innovative, resourceful, and experienced POLICY COORDINATOR to work with the Executive Director, governing Council, Policy Committee, and membership to develop and facilitate opportunities through which we can share relevant social science data with advocates and policy-makers in Washington and elsewhere. The Policy Coordinator must be able to think outside the box in devising creative ways to translate and present science-based information to an array of audiences.
Specific activities will include:
- Monitor public policy developments relevant to SPSSI interests, including poverty, prejudice, peace, and much more.
- Work with SPSSI Executive Director and Policy Committee to identify policy priorities.
- Develop strategies to make our members' research and/or research published in SPSSI's academic publications accessible to policy-makers.
- Design and implement strategies to involve SPSSI members in the advancement of organizational policy goals.
- Develop policy forums and other opportunities for SPSSI members to bring their social science expertise into the policy process and facilitate their participation in these activities.
- Assist with development and dissemination of research-based fact sheets, policy papers, op-eds, and other materials for advocates, the media, and policy makers.
- Build and maintain strong working relationships with leaders of government, policy, and advocacy organizations whose work can be informed by the scientific data our members generate.
- Maintain and publicize a database of SPSSI member expertise.
- Train and supervise policy fellows and interns.
- Coordinate preparation of articles on policy issues for SPSSI website and newsletters
- Advanced degree psychology, public policy or similar graduate training preferred - Commitment to social justice and the application of scientific data to social problems - At least 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in science, government, or policy-related organizations, with a demonstrated ability to design and implement initiatives to advance strategic objectives - Good judgment, analytic, and problem-solving skills - Ability to work with scientists to translate academic research into salient public policy messages - Exceptional creativity, organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through - Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and tact - Ability to work alone and in collaboration on multiple projects and issues simultaneously and meet frequent deadlines - Interest in promoting SPSSI members expertise to other audiences
HOW TO APPLY:
SPSSI is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Metro-accessible office near Capitol Hill. Salary range is $40-$50K, depending on experience and fit. Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
This search will remain open until the position is filled.
|| No calls, please.
||Jan 8 2013 12:00AM
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