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Senior Manager of Science Policy Communications – Washington, DC

Organization: American Association for Cancer Research

Job Title: Senior Manager of Science Policy Communications

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time, Commensurate

Position Dates: Start ASAP

Application Deadline: Open until Filled, so send in ASAP

Posted On: July 23, 2012

Description and Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with D.C. and Philadelphia staff to identify opportunities to promote the AACR’s policy related activities and ensure consistent messaging
  • Keeps abreast of current events to assist in identify opportunities to develop policy-related press releases, op-eds, action alerts, and other collateral materials.
  • Plans, writes and produces a monthly policy e-newsletter, (the Cancer Policy Monitor), frequent action alerts, and other internet mailings, as needed.
  • Write and/or edit letters, fact sheets, and public statements.
  • Develops messaging and communications strategies to enhance AACR member awareness, specifically forcing on legislation and policy affecting cancer research and biomedical science
  • Develops messaging and communications strategies to enhance public and policymaker awareness and understanding of the value of cancer research and biomedical science.
  • In coordination with the AACR Communications office in Philadelphia, develop media contacts in D.C. and secure coverage for AACR.
  • Develops and maintains relevant website content
  • Oversees the design, production, and distribution of branded items and marketing materials, such as an annual report of science policy and government affairs activities undertaken by the AACR D.C. Office.
  • Coordinates an initiative, including facilitating webinars, to get AACR members more active in advocacy-related activities.
  • Drafts and/or edits press releases, op-eds, video scripts, etc., and coordinates traditional and social media strategies with Philadelphia communications team
  • Manages Capwiz database
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • Background in biomedical or science-related field and/or public policy preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant professional work experience required in public policy, communications, marketing, public relations, or similar field.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and present in clear, concise, compelling manner
  • Ability to read, research and interpret legislative materials
  • Ability to read and understand scientific literature
  • Detail-orientated and highly-organized with creative instincts
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with colleagues at all levels
  • Strong computer and web literacy, including experience with new media technologies and online social marketing
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Capwiz, interenet content management systems, and email marketing software a plus
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary history) to:
Human Resources

P.O. Box 40138

Philadelphia, PA 19106
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