The Federal Affairs Manager will assist in the development and execution of ASBMB public affairs programs with respect to federal science funding agencies; help manage Public Affairs Advisory Committee operations, and work closely with ASBMB public affairs leadership in developing, articulating, communicating and implementing public policy positions on behalf of ASBMB.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and advance policy objectives:
Track regulatory changes in policies effecting basic biomedical science at agencies including but not limited to the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Energy.
Draft correspondence, position statements, talking points and press statements on assigned portfolio of issues.
Assist with the coordination of annual ASBMB agency advocacy visits, including scheduling meetings with agency officials, developing agendas, and preparing background materials.
Communicate ASBMB Positions
Write articles and other content for policy blog, member magazine, and website.
Represent ASBMB at coalition meetings.
Serve as staff liaison to Public Affairs Advisory Committee:
Maintain a database of committee membership and provide project management oversight to ensure committee commitments are being met and tasks accomplished.
Create and manage websites and electronic interactive forms for meetings, nominations, voting, administrative use, etc.
Positions may be reassigned and responsibilities may be modified or changed at any time to fulfill organizational requirements.
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Public Policy or Biomedical Sciences required.
At least 3-5 years of experience in science and/or public policy, with experience within the federal government strongly preferred.
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must have the ability to consistently meet deadlines and stay organized.
Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
Must have strong Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills.
About American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Our organization is a member of FASEB. FASEB is made up of 30 scientific member societies, representing more than 130,000 researchers from around the world. Our members are scientific societies that share a common vision for the advancement of research and education in biological and biomedical sciences.