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Policy Analyst @ Center for Evidence-based Policy
Oregon Health & Science University The Center for Evidence-based Policy’s mission is to address policy challenges with evidence and collaboration, and it excels in partnerships that develop policy solutions and improve health. The Center primarily works with state governments focused on health policy, decision-making and program administration.
The Policy Analyst conducts expert-level policy research and analysis, including: complex analyses of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies; comparison of private and public health care payer policies and clinical coverage criteria; assessment of published studies and grey literature; appraisal of case studies and program evaluations; development of interview guides and conduct of structured interviews with state officials and other subject matter experts; analysis of Medicaid claims and utilization data; synthesis of information into a wide array of written products, including reports, issue briefs, and technical assistance tools; presentation of findings from research to state government staff through presentations at conferences, on webinars and through conference calls.
The Policy Analyst also provides technical assistance to local, state and national organizations, which may include planning and facilitating group processes (including strategic planning), coaching clients on implementing evidence-based policies and assisting with organizational and system change efforts, facilitating performance measurement and quality improvement, developing materials and tools, and delivering presentations. As with all Center staff, the Policy Analyst maintains excellent relationships with all clients and participates in new business development.
Community Engagement Manager @ Center for Evidence-based Policy
Oregon Health & Science University The Community Engagement Manager (CEM) will serve as an overall advisor to the Center director and staff on engagement and communication engagement and specifically provide organizational, staff support, communications and stakeholder engagement for the OCID Community Forum. The Oregon Child Integrated Dataset (OCID) Community Forum is a nonpartisan, data-driven project to support policymakers and community leaders with evidence-based information to improve outcomes for children and families in Oregon. The OCID Community Forum is a newly formed advisory group intended to provide context, narratives, and stories to ground OCID information in the realities of Oregon’s children and families. The CEM is responsible for developing, delivering, and advising Center staff on messages and methods to engage external community partners and is charged with the day-to-day communications with community members, partners, and public officials, including communicating progress, updates on projects, and opportunities for community feedback. The position ensures that timely, relevant messages that “tell the story” of projects are consistently produced and are available. The CEM is also responsible for creating a broad range of public relations and community engagement opportunities that support the strategic direction and positioning of the Center and assigned projects. Beyond work on the OCID Community Forum, the CEM will be responsible for assisting Center’s policy analysts, researchers and editors, as well as leading specific efforts, to develop reports, implementation tools, and other messages that synthesize information in a way that can be understood and utilized by a diverse range of community partners.
Research Assistant II
Oregon Health & Science University The position’s primary function is to lead the development and presentation of evidence synthesis research products such as systematic reviews, health technology assessments, and rapid reviews. This position involves no primary or bench research. The Center’s evidence synthesis research is focused on the areas of health technologies, pharmaceuticals and health services, with attention toward their applicability to Medicaid and other state health programs. Responsibilities include: Leading the preparation of research products for public payers and health policy decision makers according to Center style or client guidelines and research methods, ensuring accuracy and clarity, and using narrative text, tables, and appropriate illustrations; presenting research findings to clients via webinar or in-person meetings and conferences; researching and analyzing the context of the question(s) that clients are asking and converts questions into structured, answerable research questions; identifies relevant research studies, additional grey literature, clinical practice guidelines, and policy documents, and determine their relevance to the research question(s); critically evaluating the risk of bias and applicability of included research studies and clinical practice guidelines; appropriately assigning a certainty of evidence rating (e.g., GRADE) from the body of evidence for select outcomes; creating and managing references in a citation management software program (e.g., EndNote); managing evidence synthesis steps and workflow using structured systematic review software (e.g., DistillerSR); developing interview protocols and conducting interviews with key informants, as needed.
SAi Program Manager
Stem Advocacy Institute See link!
Video Producer/ Reporter "Oregon Field Guide"
OPB/ Oregon Public Broadcasting "Oregon Field Guide" is one of the longest-running, highest-rated locally produced public television programs in America and we're looking for a producer who will embrace our passion for telling environmental stories that convey the diversity of the human experience. The producer must possess a fondness for traveling the region. Their curiosity in exploring Oregon will be reflected in the video stories they tell. Must have a digital first mindset and be comfortable with field production in all weather conditions.
“Oregon Field Guide” is OPB’s flagship program, and it reaches people through weekly television episodes and online video channels (YouTube, Watch.opb.org) as well as through rich web articles, fun social posts and lively conversations with radio hosts on programs like “Morning Edition” or “Think Out Loud®”. “Oregon Field Guide” has even produced smash-hit podcasts like Timber Wars.
Other producers in our team broke ground by taking “Oregon Field Guide” to radio and the podcast realm, by crafting long-form historical specials, and by using our megaphone to challenge stereotypes in the skiing, hiking, fishing and biking communities. We want the next producer to use their own unique gifts to help us reach new levels of storytelling brilliance.
(Paid) Internship, AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program
AAAS The intern will support constructive engagement between scientific and religious communities through the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The DoSER program builds on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large, with a focus on constructive engagement with the broadly religious public.
What You’ll Do -Work with the DoSER team and the Science for Seminaries project -Assist with DoSER’s resource website, including organizing and migrating existing resources and developing new content -Contribute to the development and implementation of project ideas -Gather information on topics important for science and religion -Provide support on various DoSER projects and activities
Minimum Qualifications -Excellent written and oral communication -Sincere interest in fostering dialogue between scientific and religious communities -Strong academic background (all majors considered) -Familiarity with contemporary software packages, particularly Microsoft Office -Website development software skills and experience (WordPress, Drupal, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications -Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or coursework leading to such -Familiarity with data organization and analysis (Excel, etc.) -Video editing skills and experience
How will this position complement the team? The intern will have the experience to work with the entire DoSER team. Although the work with DoSER's resource website will be the primary task, there will be opportunities to support and learn from all of DoSER's projects and to provide insight and suggestions for future DoSER programs.
Application Process Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.
Various Positions at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) DoSER Intern Washington, DC, US
Associate Editor, Science Translational Medicine DC, Washington, DC, US
Program Associate Washington, DC, US
Communications Manager Washington, DC, US
Media & Public Affairs Manager Washington, DC, US
Editorial Content Assistant Washington, DC, US
Project Director Washington, DC, US
Science Visuals Intern Washington, DC, US
SciLine Intern Remote, US
Experts On Camera Intern Remote, US
Production Specialist Remote, US
Senior Data Analyst Remote, US
Public Affairs Director Washington, DC, US
Stockholm Environment Institute Application deadline: April 18, 2022 or until position filled
SEI is recruiting a social scientist with expertise in inequality to join our growing team and work towards an equitable transition towards a sustainable future.
We are seeking a highly motivated colleague with an advanced social science or related degree, a keen interest in informing policy for an equitable transition to a sustainable future, and a proven track record on topics around inequality, particularly in the context of climate change and sustainable development. SEI researchers work on grant-funded projects, so we are looking for someone with both a demonstrated ability to raise funds and a willingness to contribute to diverse projects. Travel may be required for some projects.
The successful candidate will join the Equitable Transitions team at SEI’s US Center near Boston, Massachusetts. They will contribute to the team’s and the broader institute’s work on the relationship between climate change and inequality, unpacking how both climate impacts and climate policies could exacerbate inequality and how equitable climate policies can be designed.
The Equitable Transitions team pursues a wide range projects that encompasses environmental justice, inequality and social equity, political economy, macroeconomics, economic development, the global Agenda 2030, and both global and regional climate policy. Specific topics of interest include climate finance, climate justice and policy coherence. We are a team of collegial and curious individuals who enjoy learning about and sharing in each others’ work.
Water Resources Scientist
Stockholm Environment Institute SEI’s US Water Program develops and applies analytical tools to support robust decision-making on water, most notably using our Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP ) software. Through applied projects and working with scientists and decision-makers – both locally and internationally – we develop cutting-edge studies that inform integrated water resource management, multi-scale adaptation, and/or social-ecological resilience to climate change and development challenges.
As a Water Resources Scientist, you will support the team by gathering and processing data, building models to represent water systems, and writing up results from the modeling efforts in technical reports and scientific literature. In addition, you will assist in preparing fundraising proposals and will spend a small amount of time performing administrative tasks. You will also be expected to help contribute to capacity building and training tasks related to integrated water resources management. SEI strives to advance the careers of all staff, keeping in mind the goals and aspirations of each person.
University of Rhode Island Metcalf Institute Job Opportunity: Communications Specialist The University of Rhode Island Metcalf Institute, based in the URI Department of Natural Resources Science, seeks a full-time communications specialist to help advance its mission to engage diverse public audiences in evidence-based conversations about critical environmental issues. Metcalf Institute is a global leader in professional development training, benefiting more than 3200 journalists, scientists, and science communicators since 1998. Our proven training model has a significant multiplier effect, helping millions of people worldwide access accurate, contextual environmental news coverage and research findings that relate environmental science and justice to daily lives and sparking essential conversations to address these complex issues. Metcalf Institute advocates for and amplifies marginalized and underrepresented perspectives in science, journalism, and science communication through our trainings and programs for public audiences. We support a growing international network of science communicators via the biennial Inclusive SciComm Symposium to prioritize inclusive, equitable, intersectional approaches to science communication and to dismantle the legacies of exclusion across related professions.
Metcalf Institute strives to offer a supportive work environment where our team’s diverse experiences and perspectives are valued. We seek team members who share a commitment to a respectful, equitable work environment in which we can advance the Metcalf mission. The University of Rhode Island offers excellent health and retirement benefits.
The Metcalf Institute communications specialist will manage all aspects of communications for Metcalf Institute to engage its audiences and partners and to sustain and elevate the profile of the Institute. The person in this position is responsible for promoting and recruiting for Institute activities through strategic, inclusive communications across all forms of media, publicity
Air Quality Monitoring Community Outreach Specialist
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality serve as an AQ specialist leading outreach activities to communities and agency partners regarding ambient air quality monitoring and wildfire related impacts.
[PAID, REMOTE, SUMMER INTERNSHIP] Center for Biological Diversity Campus Support Intern
Center for Biological Diversity The campus support intern will work remotely with our Campaigner to organize and promote campus film screenings to be held in the fall.
Main intern duties: - Work with team members to choose and acquire one film for screening - Identify and secure campuses to participate and partners to include - Work with on-campus contacts to secure viewing location and panelists for post-screening discussion panels - Write website content and other related promotional materials - Work with team members to create a campus media strategy
Energy and Environment Communications Lead
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Help craft and execute a comprehensive communications strategy that elevates PNNL’s visibility and reputation with sponsors, collaborators, peers, and prospective employees!
We’re seeking a senior-level communicator who can collaborate with and lead other communicators in support of our Energy and Environment Directorate (EED); serve as the primary communications advisor and executive communications support to the EED Leadership Team, including EED’s Associate Laboratory Director, Program Development Office Director, and Chief Science and Technology Officer; and represent EED when coordinating across the Communications Division to meet key strategic requests from the PNNL Leadership Team.
In this role, you’ll leverage your talents in weaving efforts together for greater impact, and your strengths in communications strategy, planning, and project management. You will propose an annual communications strategy, craft the annual communications budget, and guide the efforts of other EED-aligned communicators as they support the overarching vision with localized communications efforts throughout the year. You will also manage EED-wide campaigns and events and serve as the EED communications point-person for larger events that span multiple PNNL directorates.
Recruitment Digital Communications Specialist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PNNL is looking for an innovative recruitment communications specialist to join our digital team who can help fulfill on our ambitious hiring goals. In this role you will support recruitment efforts by developing digital communication strategies, messaging, and content across multiple lines of business in the highly competitive science and technology industry and be a part of attracting researchers and staff who will drive breakthroughs in sustainable energy and national security. The ideal candidate excels at working collaboratively with executives, recruiters, and peers alike and consistently delivers high-quality work under time constraints with competing priorities. You are a gifted storyteller with a strong command of digital marketing and compelling visual communication. Attention to detail, ability to remain nimble and opportunistic in a fast-paced environment, and excellent organization skills are critical.
In this role you will further PNNL’s reputation as an employer of choice among our candidates and external audiences. You will play a critical role in setting the strategy for representing the PNNL Employer Value Proposition to potential candidates and assure that we communicate an authentic reflection of life at PNNL. You'll ground your strategy in research and insights and help communicate who we are as a mission-driven, research organization.
This role requires a passion and curiosity about how potential candidates look for their next dream job – and how we can meet them where they are. You are resourceful, creative, and driven and know how to create content that attracts others with those same qualities.
This is a hybrid role requiring core capabilities in strategy, project management, and creativity—all rooted in a passion for storytelling, building social media communities, and attracting new talent. Success also hinges on the ability to build positive and trusted relationships with fellow communications and research staff at PNNL.
Community Affairs Consultant 3
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The External Affairs team at PNNL is committed to sharing our expertise with the public, policy makers and others working on solutions to our greatest challenges.
The laboratory’s external affairs team creates shared value for PNNL, the region, and the nation by:
Organizing educational briefings and testimony on scientific and technical aspects of policy issues Leading tours and briefings that highlight how our capabilities, facilities, and people enable the world to live more prosperously, safely, and securely Cultivating collaborations to strengthen the Pacific Northwest’s leadership in research, innovation, and STEM education.
Serves as an ambassador to federal, state and municipal agencies and their staffers, important stakeholders, the community at-large, and local charitable and service organizations. Grow and protect the Lab’s reputation and fosters important relationships through community engagement and philanthropic investments. Develops and implements community/public affairs and social responsibility programs for the Laboratory. Manages programs that are aimed at developing advocacy for PNNL/Battelle while promoting the Lab’s science reputation. Counsels all levels of Laboratory management on sensitive matters, risk identification and mitigation, messaging and strategies for all DOE and high-level dignitary visits; operating as the primary liaison with DOE’s Pacific Northwest Site Office. Provides event management expertise for VIP briefings, internal and external business related functions, symposiums, conferences, program events, banquets, trade shows, etc., including project planning and budget development, vendor negotiations, post-event evaluations and reporting, and reconciliation of expenses. Maintains knowledge of compliance and regulatory issues.
Commerce Specialist 3 - Energy Division (2 positions) 
Washington State Department of Commerce We are seeking two Program Managers to join the Energy Division at the Department of Commerce. As a Program Manager, you will perform advanced level program and contract management for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, as well as related state energy program initiatives. Primary responsibilities include administering complex state and federal funding programs, strengthening relationships with clients and stakeholders, evaluating program effectiveness, and implementing program improvements. Initial program focus areas will be building decarbonization and electrification and renewable energy technology deployment. We welcome candidates who are eager to learn and are motivated to take on new challenges to grow their skillset. The Energy Division collaborates with diverse stakeholders to reduce our state's carbon footprint and create a clean, affordable, and equitable energy future. These positions offer endless learning opportunities and exposure to energy policy, clean energy programs, state funding administration, and much more. If you want to play a role in shaping Washington's clean energy future this may be the job for you!
The Xylom The Xylom is an Atlanta-based nonprofit, student-led newsroom exploring the communities influencing and shaped by science. Founded by Georgia Tech students, we are featured in Montana Free Press, ASBMB Today, and Cell Press. We're actively creating pipelines so more voices are elevated: over two-thirds of our stories are written by women or nonbinary folks, and two-thirds of all storytellers are people of color! We are currently taking pitches of 1500-word data-driven, narrative-driven features, in addition to essays. We highly encourage students and multilingual submissions! Talk to Alex Ip (@alexip718) or DM us at @thexylom for more details.