Program Analyst - Genomic Workforce Diversity & Inclusion
Initiative American Society of Human Genetics, Bethesda,
Position Description: The American Society of Human Genetics
(ASHG) seeks a 15-month, full-time contracted Program Analyst to
help execute a Genomic Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
Initiative. This position will provide data collection and
analytical support, as well as background research, extensive
meeting coordination, writing reports, and dissemination of
materials. The position will report to and work closely with the
Associate Director, Career Development Programs, with input and
engagement from the Chief Executive Officer.
Research and summarize background materials from scientific
government agencies, member societies and organizations, including
peer-reviewed publications and literature for both written and oral
presentation and discussion
Work with contractor on the development of multiple surveys, and
the collection, analysis and dissemination of data. Compile data
and prepare graphs, slides and presentations.
With contractor and staff, write major reports and documents
that summarize quantitative and qualitative findings, working group
discussions and recommendations, etc.
Coordinate and facilitate collaborations with other genetics and
genomics member societies, institutes and departments.
Lead administrative planning, organizing, execution and
follow-up for project meetings, focus groups/interviews, forums and
Organize monthly meetings with advisory group; observe,
document, and participate in numerous meetings, generating minutes
and action agendas and monitoring action steps.
Support associate director in tracking multiple project plans
and staying on established timelines.
Participate in the development of associated communication
materials for distribution to multiple audiences.
Qualifications: B.A. in Biology, Life Sciences, Social Sciences,
or related discipline required; master’s degree or PhD strongly
preferred. Advanced degree may be in sciences, policy, law, or
other program related to advancement and awareness of scientific
work, diversity and inclusion in science, and/or science in
One-four years of experience in social science data collection
and analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, and/or policy
analysis. Experience in a nonprofit, scientific society or
governmental organization a plus. The combination of
education/degree and work experience will be considered.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy in all assignments.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Excellent oral and written communications skills, with
demonstrated experience communicating with and staffing research
scientists and non-scientists in academia, governmental and/or
public sector organizations.
Experience translating scientific material into non-technical
language for different audiences, including the general public and
policymakers, through scientific publications, presentations, or
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; proactive
in seeking out input and guidance to inform work
[Note: ASHG is currently working remotely at least through
January 2, 2021.]
This post will be available until November 7, 2020 or until
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