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Executive Director

Company: Association for Psychological Science
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Job Description:

The Opportunity The Association for Psychological Science(APS), located in Washington, DC, is conducting a search for its Executive Director (ED). APS is a nonprofit, international membership organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. Working within a broad vision set by the APS Board of Directors, the next APS ED will be responsible for the association's operations and representation in the public arena. APS: An Overview APS supports professionals and students in the field of scientific psychology. It has a revenue budget of approximately $7.5M and a staff of approximately 30. About the APS Membership

APS is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. Its 35,000 members study some of life's biggest questions and help solve some of society's most difficult problems. APS draws psychological scientists, academics, clinicians, researchers, educators, administrators, and students from more than 80 countries. About the Association's Work The APS mission is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare. Led by a drive to better understand and improve the human condition, APS members study all facets of behavior, from neurons to neighborhoods. A key part of the APS mission is to promote the integration of the full range of scientific perspectives across this diverse field, as well as with other scientific disciplines. The association's work includes: Publications:APS publishes six journals,The Observermagazine, and a range of other print and electronic publications for its members and other subscribers. APS journals are some of the most widely recognized and cited in the field.Events:The APS Annual Convention and the biennial International Convention of Psychological Science allow researchers to showcase their work and connect with others in the field.Public outreach:APS produces news releases, media backgrounders, articles, columns, and blogs that translate the research published in APS journals to the broader public.Advocacy:APS reports on policy news that impacts psychological scientists and aggregates information about Federal grants and other funding opportunities for psychological research. The association also advocates on behalf of the interests of psychologists with Federal agency leaders and policymakers in the U.S. Congress and with the broader public.Student resources:The association has a number of activities (e.g., the APS Student Caucus, student award and grant opportunities) aimed at attracting members who are still completing their studies.Teaching resources:APS offers classroom resources (e.g., tutorials, lesson plans, videos) that help teachers and students of psychological science see their discipline from new perspectives. Structure of APS APS is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors (the Board), of which the ED is an ex-officio member. A number of committees support specific functions (e.g., publications, meetings). Category: Executive , Keywords: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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