Special Assistant to the President and Editor

Academy of Political Science
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Apr 25

Position description

The Special Assistant performs administrative and editorial assignments for the President of the Academy of Political Science and the Editor of Political Science Quarterly. The Academy is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1880 that publishes the Political Science Quarterly (www.psqonline.org), the nation’s oldest and most respected social science journal, prints notable books, and sponsors conferences.

Specific job responsibilities for the President include:

  • Handling administrative tasks relating to the President’s daily schedule 
  • Representing the President when he is not in the office
  • Drafting correspondence for the President
  • Acting as liaison between the President of the Academy and the Board of Directors
  • Preparing drafts of the Academy’s mid-year and annual reports
  • Organizing meetings and special events
  • Assisting the President in research and the completion of various scholarly projects

 Additional responsibilities for the Editor include:

  • Handling administrative tasks relating to the Editor’s daily schedule 
  • Proofreading issues of the Political Science Quarterly
  • Updating website content and social media posts
  • Assisting the Editor in the completion of books of essays on international affairs and on public policy


The successful candidate must be a self-motivated, well-organized, efficient, and cheerful individual. Additional qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (major in political science preferred)
  • Proven excellence in writing, proofreading, using word processing and spreadsheet/graphing software, and conducting internet based research
  • First-rate performance without close supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with others
  • Ease in dealing with the public, and a generally pleasant and calm demeanor
  • Strong analytical skills and attentiveness to detail
  • Background in data analysis and statistical skills a plus
  • Timely completion of assigned work
  • Interest in researching topics in American politics and international affairs as well as grant-making foundations
  • Previous office experience

Application instructions

Email resume with a one-page cover letter to Ms. Loren Kando, Vice President for Operations and Executive Director. Cover letter should describe how your experience and background would make you a suitable fit for this position. The Academy will contact promising candidates.

(Please write in the subject line of your email “Special Assistant to the President and Editor.”)

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