[pccgrads] Opportunity: FWD Kavli Civic Science Fellow

UW Program On Climate Change uwpcc at uw.edu
Fri Apr 26 10:05:53 PDT 2019


Hello NABI --

We want to let you know about an amazing opportunity for someone who is
passionate about civic science, including science outreach, communication,
and public engagement. The American Society of Cell Biology, the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union,
Research!America, and other scientific societies will be hosting a civic
engagement fellow to lead an initiative that will increase the support and
incentives for scientists who incorporate civic science into their work.
The position is located in Washington DC. You can learn more about the
position and apply at
recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/118055. If you know of
someone who would be interested, please encourage them to apply!

More information:

*Are you passionate about civic science, including science outreach,
communication, and public engagement? We, a collaboration of scientific
societies, are looking for someone to lead an initiative that will increase
the support and incentives for scientists who incorporate civic science
into their work.* The Kavli Civic Science Fellow is an ideal position for
someone who has experience in civic science and is looking for an
opportunity to think more broadly about advancing the field. This
fellowship presents a remarkable opportunity to work with leaders across
multiple scientific societies, while ultimately, influencing the culture of
science and its relevance to society.

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), the American Association for
the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and
Research!America are partnering to support the work of a Kavli Civic
Science Fellow who will work across multiple scientific societies to
connect, and advance the societies' collective support so that scientists
are empowered to undertake civic science activities. As part of their work,
the Kavli Civic Science Fellow will follow a collective impact model that
will rely on strategizing, data collection, and analysis and team building.
The goal of the fellowship is to lay the groundwork for a more cohesive
whole among societies, as they work towards influencing long-term culture
change within the scientific enterprise to increase value and support for
meaningful civic science engagement. This position is an 18-month

The Kavli Civic Science Fellow will have the opportunity to shape the
activities of the fellowship, with leaders from multiple scientific
societies, to meet this larger goal. By working with a wide range of
scientific societies, the Kavli Civic Science Fellow along with the
scientific societies will set a common agenda, which establishes an agreed
understanding of the problem and a shared vision of change. They will then
work to establish common progress measures and mutually reinforcing

Some of the activities that may be undertaken by the Kavli Civic Science
Fellow in collaboration with representatives from the scientific societies
may include:

• Conduct a landscape assessment of scientific societies' visions, goals,
capabilities, programs and opportunities related to civic science.

• Recommend ways in which scientific societies can leverage their strengths
and authorities to encourage academic and funding institutions to provide
deeper support for civic science- including altering their incentive

• Highlight existing resources and speed the development of new resources
that support scientific societies' planning, implementation, and evaluation
of civic science, including resources that societies make available to
their members.

• Increase collaboration among scientific societies to accomplish work at
the grassroots level and to find efficiencies in the existing system and
leverage these efficiencies to better support societies of varying sizes
and scales that want to encourage their members to do effective civic
science engagement.

The candidate will also be part of the inaugural class of Civic Science
Fellows <http://ritaallen.org/stories/new-civic-science-fellowship/> . The
Fellowship will embed emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds in
organizations working at the many interfaces of science and society.
Additional fellows will be hired by other organizations later this year.
The benefits of being a Civic Science Fellow include access to a network of
Fellows at other institutions, professional development in subject matter
as well as leadership skills, and mentoring.


• Master's degree or higher in science, science communication or related

• Experience in an aspect of civic science: science outreach, public
engagement, science communication.

• Experience in program or project management.

• Understanding of the culture of science and scientific societies or
similar organizations is desirable.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to work independently.

• Comfortable working with CEOs and with mid-level staff who run programs.

• Possess initiative, be entrepreneurial, and think strategically and

*ASCB will be the fiscal and administrative home institution for the
Fellow, who will spend time in several other societies located in the DC
area in a series of 2 month rotations. This is an 18-month position. The
salary for this fellowship is $80K per year plus benefits.*

*Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume. *

Elana Kimbrell

Communication Program Officer

AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science

1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 326-6590
ekimbrel at aaas.org

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