Position Title: Program Associate – Communications, Events, and Membership; Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE)

Position Posting: https://www.gcseglobal.org/program-associate-communications-events-and-membership-position-description

About GCSE

The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is a nongovernmental organization established in 1990 that advances the use of science to inform environmental decision-making. The work of GCSE spans boundaries between science and decision-making to strengthen the impact of durable solutions to environmental challenges. GCSE engages scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government. GCSE was formerly the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). Please read the GCSE Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Justice and Access.

About You

You are an organized thinker who can plan ahead to avoid obstacles in the future by managing the present. You can juggle different tasks simultaneously and prioritize projects efficiently. You like to design and execute work that advances the use of science and decision-making. You embrace the diverse perspectives of all peoples and honor them with dignity and respect. You are a patient and thoughtful team player who can see the good in everyone and work collaboratively to meet objectives under pressure with a high degree of success. You are committed to the mission of GCSE with priority for inclusion, equity, diversity, access and representation in every aspect of your work.

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of Programs and Membership, the Program Associate will support GCSE communications, events, and membership in all ways needed.

Primary Responsibilities

Communications and Events

  • Support events and communications to increase membership engagement and satisfaction.
  • Support webinars and in-person meetings to engage the GCSE community of scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government
  • Support efforts to exchange knowledge and facilitate networking between institutes of higher education and decision makers including the operation and growth of an online collaborative platform
  • Research and develop content for member communications
  • Contribute to the design and planning of new programs


  • Support membership work through database administration, event support, communications, and membership retention
  • Support monthly tracking and annual reporting to track membership growth and engagement
  • Coordinate and support membership materials and communications
  • Ensure data quality, with up-to-date contact information and critical data points
  • Employ contemporary outreach methods

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in program administration and membership development
  • Skilled in Google Apps, SalesForce, database management, and graphic design with a high level of general computer competency
  • Excellent communication skills and organized thinker
  • Ability to manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently, enthusiastically, dynamically, and with flexibility
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future
  • Must be located near or in the Washington D.C. metro area, or willing to relocate.


Commensurate with experience.

Application Process

Please submit your resume and cover letter to employment@gcseglobal.org  to be considered for this position.

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