Science Policy Manager

The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS), the nation's premiere organization dedicated to supporting agricultural and natural resources research, is seeking a Science Policy Manager within the Washington, D.C. Science Policy Office. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great team of professionals dedicated to science, public outreach and education. Agronomy, crop and soil science play a leading role in addressing agricultural production and environmental challenges facing the U.S. and the world. ACSESS has a strong record of successful advocacy and is uniquely positioned to be the leading voice for innovative research. ACSESS is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Position Purpose:

The Science Policy Manager will report to the Director of Government Relations and will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing outreach strategies to increase federal funding opportunities for agronomy, crop and soil science research.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Congressional Soils Caucus efforts
  • Work with science policy committees to develop policy positions, analyze and respond to federal legislation, regulation and rulemaking
  • Attend and report on relevant Congressional committee hearings and policy briefings
  • Coordinate and manage federal policy research projects
  • Engage with members of the research community to identify common goals and develop strategies leading to increased effectiveness in the federal policy arena
  • Actively participate in and report on policy discussions of interest to the agricultural research community
  • Identify and cultivate policy partnerships in coordination with the Director of Government Relations
  • Assist with the creation of policy briefings, advocacy and educational materials


  • Bachelor's Degree. A graduate degree in agronomy, crop, environmental, soil science or a closely related field is preferred.
  • 1-3 years of experience working for or with Congress or the Executive Branch;
  • Familiarity with federal agency structure and legislative process;
  • Understanding of and experience with federal agriculture and natural resource policy;
  • Experience working with coalitions;
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to effectively work with individuals and organizations representing diverse viewpoints in a professional manner;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to collaborate in a team-oriented environment.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references electronically to Karl Anderson, Director of Government Relations at: Please include "Science Policy Manager" in the Subject line.

published: 18 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.