The American Association for the Advancement of Science
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
We have an exciting opportunity for a Governance Associate to join our Executive Office! You will manage and/or support various governance activities of the organization.
Are you ready to be a Force for Science?
What You’ll Do
Manage, monitor, and serve as trusted advisor and resource for section nominations/leadership development process
Develop project timeline for the section nominations process and track deliverables
Evaluate and assess the annual nominations/leadership development process with an eye toward identifying challenges and offering suggestions for improvement when needed
Ensure volunteer committee goals are aligned with organizational strategic goals
Lead the annual election process, including coordinating with elected candidates, drafting biographies, and working with the election vendor to create an all-member election
Successfully engage volunteer leaders and help facilitate new paths of leadership
Help create an onboarding program as well as annual training for volunteer leaders
Provide consistent communication with and support to volunteer leaders
Provide operational support to sections when needed
Coordinate cross-departmental communication and collaboration to support governance activities
Ensure compliance with governance requirements
Serve as source of information on governance procedures to various parties
Perform other duties as assigned by the department director
Provide logistical support at the Annual Meeting and other governance-oriented events
Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the necessary skills and expertise required for the position
5 - 7 years of solid administrative experience with proven track record of taking on progressively sophisticated responsibilities
Ability to handle confidential details with absolute discretion
Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to support team members when needed
Ability to handle complexities with solution-oriented focus
Ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate, and complete multiple projects on deadline
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills for both internal and external constituencies
Superior proofreading skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office (including mail merges), Salesforce, Adobe Acrobat, Zoom, AirTable, various cloud-based platforms
Desire to stay and grow with the department and organization
Familiarity with governance processes, volunteer management and/or volunteer engagement preferred
Membership organization and customer service experience preferred
Apply directly at: https://bit.ly/GovAsc22
Submit a resume, cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position, and writing sample by July 8, 2022. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.
AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
About The American Association for the Advancement of Science
The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals:
Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public;
Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use;
Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise;
Provide a voice for science on societal issues;
Promote the responsible use of science in public policy;
Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce;
Foster education in science and technology for everyone;
Increase public engagement with science and technology; and
Advance international cooperation in science.
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