Science Policy Project Director

Rockville, Maryland, United States · Science Policy · 135


Ripple Effect has an opening for a Science Policy Project Director to join our Program Management and Policy team. The ideal candidate will need to be able to prioritize multiple projects, thrive in a fast-paced environment, be an excellent communicator (written and oral), and have strong people skills. Experience at NIH is a requirement for this position.

Position Overview


Ripple Effect Communications provides professional consulting services to the Federal government in the areas of: Communications & Outreach; Program Management & Policy; and Research & Evaluation. Ripple Effect is a fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding environment where independent work, creative thinking, and solution-proposing are the norm. Ripple Effect is looking for someone with breadth and depth to work as part of our HQ staff to support our Federal clients at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The right person for this job will be solution-oriented and use determination and creativity as a regular part of their toolkit. We are looking for someone who is technologically inclined, comfortable learning new software, and knows how to harness technology to accomplish project goals. To learn more about working at Ripple Effect and our growing team check out the Future Rippler section of our website.

Job Description

Ripple Effect seeks a Science Policy Project Director with strong project management skills to lead, plan, and execute science policy activities working with NIH. The ideal candidate for this role is an accomplished professional with experience in science policy at NIH. This candidate may have led working groups, written briefings for leadership, tracked policy changes through the legislative process, and other policy implementation tasks. This role requires a leader who is flexible and has the ability to be a 'do-er', as well as shows comfort in managing and mentoring other staff. This role requires leading and working on small and large teams; and could include some forms of business development, such as proposal writing.


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Basic Requirements

Preferred Skills


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Vetting and Hiring Process

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