American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Academy is both an honorary society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members and an independent research center convening leaders from across disciplines, professions, and perspectives to address significant challenges.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and work together “to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.”

$90,000 - $100,000 yearly
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Washington D.C., DC, USA
Jul 29, 2021
Full time
The External Relations Officer – Washington, DC will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing outreach and engagement with key audiences in the Washington, DC area, including Congress, the administration and federal agencies, and organizations and professional societies that share Academy goals. The External Relations Officer – Washington, DC will support and advance the Academy’s efforts to increase visibility and impact with DC stakeholders, including outreach on behalf of projects and commissions from the Academy’s five program areas: American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good; Education and the Development of Knowledge; Global Security and International Affairs; The Humanities, Arts, and Culture; and Science, Engineering, and Technology. A principal focus over the next few years will be to support the American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good program area to advance the recommendations in the recent report, Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American...
$135,000 - $150,000 yearly
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 29, 2021
Full time
With guidance from the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the Program Director for Education will work with Academy Fellows and senior staff to develop and carry out policy and research initiatives related to the areas within their portfolio. The Program Director has direct responsibility to steward and grow a select portfolio of projects and supervises Academy staff who may manage a subset of programs or initiatives within their designated area. The Program Director will build a meaningful and robust portfolio of project work focused on education and especially higher education policy, develop new projects, provide leadership for the Academy’s university affiliates program, and foster partnerships that build on the Academy’s strengths, visibility, and impact in this area. The Program Director helps to articulate the intellectual direction of their area(s) in full collaboration with the CPO, program advisory committees, and in consultation with the President and the Academy’s...
$90,000 - $100,000 yearly
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Remote (Proximity to the Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC offices preferred but exceptions will be considered. This is a two-year, full-time position with the possibility for contract renewal through 2026.)
Jul 29, 2021
Full time
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks a Program Officer to serve as project lead and subject matter expert for the Academy’s efforts to advance the recommendations of   Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century . Working with project chairs, the program director, and Academy staff, this role will be responsible for helping to craft and implement a national strategy   to empower voters, achieve equality of voice and representation, and build responsive political institutions . These efforts will reflect the Academy’s unique nonpartisan and multidisciplinary status, reputation for thought leadership, and commitment to research-driven policy recommendations. The final report of the   Academy’s Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship,  Our Common Purpose  (OCP)   contains recommendations that cut across political institutions, civil society, and civic culture with the goal of strengthening American constitutional democracy....