Policy Assistant Society for Research in Child Development

Policy Assistant
Society for Research in Child Development

Position description. The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) seeks a Policy Assistant for its Office for Policy and Communications in Washington, DC to work on a range of policy activities. Reporting to the SRCD Director of the Office for Policy and Communications, this position involves (1) contributing to the preparation of a monthly newsletter for SRCD members on policy developments related to children and families; (2) assisting the Director of SRCD’s Office for Policy and Communications in administering the SRCD Policy Fellowship; (3) assisting with SRCD sponsored briefings and meetings; (4) serving as staff liaison to specific SRCD committees and working groups; and (5) assisting in administrative tasks for the SRCD Office for Policy and Communications. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. SRCD offers a generous benefit package. The position is non-exempt. SRCD is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website www.srcd.org for more information about the Society.

Requirements for this position. This position requires a bachelor’s degree with a concentration of studies (either a major or minor) in child/human development, developmental psychology, and/or public policy. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Strong communication skills, particularly written, are essential. Ability to work independently as well as to function as a team member is required, as is the ability to prioritize competing duties and projects. The ability to attend to detail and review written materials carefully is essential.

Highly desirable for this position. Any previous experience in child development research or public policy would be highly desirable. Experience working with databases and social media are highly desirable.

To apply. In order to apply, please submit (1) a cover letter and resume in a single document; and (2) a writing sample. The cover letter should address the reasons for your interest in this position and outline particular skills and experience directly related to this position. The resume should include the names and contact information for three references who can be contacted in following up on your application. The writing sample can be a writing assignment completed as part of a program of study. However, nontechnical pieces aimed at communicating research to non research audiences will be particularly appreciated. Please submit application materials electronically to humanresources@srcd.org.