Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
We are seeking a Manager, Science Policy & Research Affairs to provide operational support to the Director of Science Policy regarding the implementation of recommendations from the Basic Science Advisory Group (BSAG) Report. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with Federal Agencies and the Congress to monitor research policy issues and identify areas of opportunity for the Society. You will also work with our Research Affairs Core Committee (RACC) and collaborate cross-functionally with other Society departments under the supervision of the Director of Science Policy to support the Society’s member research communities and implement the Society’s basic science strategy.
What you’ll bring to the job:
Advanced degree in biological sciences with a focus on bench/laboratory research required with postdoctoral experience in an endocrine-related field preferred.
Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate complex scientific and policy issues.
Effective translator of scientific information for different audiences including scientific and non-scientific audiences.
Familiar with NIH policies and procedures.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
Our Values: We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.
What you’ll own:
Analyze member scientist participation in Society activities, identify areas for improvement and initiatives to increase scientific engagement aligned with Board-approved objectives and key results.
Provide staff support to RACC, including developing agendas, drafting minutes, coordinating workflow, establishing/maintaining collaborations, and implementing activities.
Participate in advocacy activities and monitor and report on developments at research funding agencies and US Congress that affect our scientific communities. Identify areas of opportunity and work with members to prioritize, establish, and advance our positions, including developing positions, drafting letters, comments, and testimony.
Lead efforts to increase funding for the National Institutes of Health and manage the Society’s work on climate change and endocrine health.
Manage member task forces to implement projects in support of our scientific community
Communicate policy news and Society activities to members through Society communication vehicles e.g., articles for newsletter and for monthly magazine as assigned.
Work with other Society departments/activities to coordinate data gathering and analyze metrics related to member scientist engagement.
Draft policy memos and reports for staff and members on science-related issues, policy and advocacy.
Other duties as assigned.
What you’ll do well:
Demonstrate ability to plan and organize the work of a group, department or project and to establish effective priorities. Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Prioritize as needed and meet deadlines. Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project.
Look at situations from multiple perspectives. Do or create something new. Create solutions to problems using novel methods and processes. As a contributor, develop a new product, service, method, or approach. Sponsor the development of new products, services, methods, or procedures. Propose new approaches, methods, or techniques. Develop better, faster, or less expensive ways to do things. Work cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions.
Ensure that one's own and other's work, information, and reports are complete and accurate. Carefully prepare for meetings and presentations. Follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Develop and use systems to organize and keep track of information or progress. Set up and monitor procedures to ensure high quality of work.
Effectively communicate ideas, thoughts, and facts in writing. Use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Organize written ideas clearly. Tailor written communication to effectively reach audience. Express ideas clearly and concisely in writing.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with members by listening, understanding, and responding to identified needs. Respond to member/leadership/community needs. Actively promote positive relationships with the membership and other groups (committees, leadership, stakeholders, etc.). Exhibit high level of customer service and identify ways to improve service procedures/levels within own position. Respond and follow-through on internal and external requests.
What you’ll get out of it:
Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
The Endocrine Society embraces and celebrates the strength that diversity brings to our organization. We are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, neurodivergence, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and termination. The Endocrine Society is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to our People Operations team.
This position is located in Washington, DC and walking distance to Metro and major bus lines. The Endocrine Society offers a flexible, hybrid work environment. Employees are expected to work from the office at least 2 days per week to foster our collaborative culture and support cross-functional interaction.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.