Senior Program Associate, California Council on Science and Technology (CCST)
Location: Sacramento, CA
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. The cover letter should be page 1 of your resume and sent as one PDF. The letter should specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position and your particular skills and experience directly related to this position.
CCST is a nonpartisan nonprofit created via the California Legislature in 1988 to provide objective advice from California’s leading scientists and research institutions on policy issues involving science. California’s policies are stronger with science, and CCST is uniquely qualified as an expert organization, modeled after the National Academies of Sciences, to convene a statewide network of experts across disciplines and institutions.
Integrity – We are proud of all of our interactions and products – they represent the best of us.
Teamwork – We build on each other’s strengths and are generous with our time and expertise. We help each other shine.
Innovation – We are empowered to try new ways to engage and connect science to policy. We are building the future, not merely maintaining the status quo.
Drive – We push ourselves to achieve more and better results.
Adaptability – We are nimble and flexible within a quickly changing landscape.
Humility – We are always learning, self-reflective, and seeking to be of service.
Laughter – Lots of it, especially when the chips are down.
The CCST Senior Program Associate will focus on partner engagement and enhance long-lasting, meaningful impact in the California academic and research communities by building and deepening the relationships and strategic partnerships necessary to bring important research and ideas directly from the scientific community to California decision makers. The CCST Senior Program Associate will also manage the performance of key CCST programs and projects including but not limited to updating the CCST Federal Labs Impact Report, coordinating CCST’s annual site visit, and developing and engaging with the CCST Advisory Panel.
Success in this position will require a candidate who sees the whole landscape in which CCST operates and thinks outside the box for creative ways to engage and be of service. The successful candidate will challenge the status quo, and be comfortable discussing innovative ideas or changes to existing circumstances in order to effectively implement them whenever possible. The selected candidate must also be a team player, skilled communicator, hard worker, and savvy in building trust with external and internal stakeholders.
45% Identify opportunities, develop, and oversee collaborations and strategic alliances between research and education institutions, businesses, the State government and others, to inform the State’s interests related to science and technology policy.
40% Lead the development of and be a key staff member for the CCST Advisory Panel.
15% Maintain regular interactions with relevant external communities.
$70,000 – $105,000
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin January 2, 2020.