Communications/Editorial, Government Relations, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is seeking an experienced professional with a background in advocacy, science and communications. The ideal candidate will understand the role of advocacy and public policy in advancing support for science and research. Candidates should have working knowledge of scientific research and the bench to bedside process. Additionally, candidates should have experience communicating science to various audiences including policy-makers and the public. The Senior Manager oversees ARVO’s Science Communication Fellowship, which educates young scientists on how to communicate of science to a lay audience. Additionally, he or she supports ARVO’s work to advocate for science in order to support increased funding among legislatures. The position also represents ARVO among the policy and scientific communities and helps to ensure that the vision research enterprise is understood and ultimately well-funded around the globe.
This position is part of ARVO’s Marketing and Communications team and reports to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. The senior manager also collaborates with staff members in other departments.
Science Communications Fellows: Manages Science Communications Fellowship program in order to help young scientists from the US and around the world learn how to communicate the importance of their science and research to a lay audience.
Science Education: Serves as staff liaison to committees and other groups as needed to help develop and carry out education activities and extend ARVO’s influence on research policy in the U.S. and other countries as appropriate.
ARVO Representative: Represents ARVO at briefings and meetings relevant to vision research funding and policy.
Advocacy: Works with ARVO’s partners at NAEVR/AEVR and monitors policy and other opportunities for ARVO to advocate for eye and vision science among elected officials, policy-makers and other key stakeholders.
Writing: Drafts and develops content for member communications related to eye and vision science.
Communication: Works with staff and members to develop resources to help ARVO members more effectively communicate about the importance of eye and vision science.
Public Relations: Supports promotion of eye and vision science and helps to translate science to various audiences.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years’ experience in communications, science communications, public relations, advocacy, public affairs or government relations, preferably for a nonprofit or science-based organization
Familiarity with life sciences, research or healthcare issues
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate complex, technical ideas in a compelling form and interact with a variety of audiences
Excellent organizational skills
Proven ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and budgets
Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively as part of a team
Experienced and comfortable working in various technologies and platforms including project management software, social media monitoring tools and others as needed
Occasional travel required (5-10%)
ARVO is committed to supporting our employees by providing professional development opportunities, a competitive compensation and outstanding benefits program. We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance, FSA, matching retirement savings, telework and flexible work schedule options, and more.
For consideration, please submit your resume including a cover letter stating your salary requirements to email@example.com.