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Policy Program Assistant - American Meteorological Society

Wed, 2017/05/17 - 11:41am -- shawn

American Meteorological Society
Policy Program Assistant


The AMS is currently accepting applications for the position of Policy Program Assistant in the AMS Policy Program. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Relevant experience is a plus but not required. The Policy Program Assistant will report directly to the Director of the AMS PolicyProgram.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting all aspects of the Policy Program’s activities and operations
  • Assisting with program development and implementation
  • Helping plan and implement Capitol Hill briefings (
  • Planning and contributing to AMS Policy Program studies, meetings, and events (
  • Providing support for the AMS Summer Policy Colloquium (www.ametsoc.or/spc)
  • Contributing to outreach efforts focused on the executive and legislative branches, the scientific community, the media, and the public
  • Helping organize and coordinate Policy Program communication efforts including: developing program literature and publications, helping to design, create, and update the Policy Program website and serving as a liaison on behalf of the Policy Program to policy makers, the media, the AMS membership, and the private sector.
  • Assisting with fundraising efforts, primarily through grant writing
  • Providing administrative and office management support as needed
  • Other duties as necessary to contribute to the overall success of the Society


  • Bachelors’ degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication capabilities
  • Organizational skills

This is a full-time position, located in our Washington D.C. office.  The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience. AMS employees receive health insurance and a generous benefits package. 

The American Meteorological Society advances the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of roughly 13,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes eleven atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.  The AMS was honored by the Boston Globe as one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts for 2013.  For more information on the AMS, visit our Web site at

The AMS Policy Program promotes informed and thoughtful decision-making through analysis, communication, innovative problem solving, and research. We help policy-makers and scientists understand one another and work together more effectively. For more information about the AMS Policy Program, visit our Web site at

If you are interested in this position, please apply here:

It is the policy of the American Meteorological Society to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment based solely upon the individual’s qualifications and ability to perform the work assigned, without regard to any personal identity, status, or condition. These include, but are not limited to the following: race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, veteran status, gender identity and expression, national origin, genetic information, and sexual orientation.