We Want You! (Well, one of you)

Update: (Jun 8, 2006) — The search is over! We’ll have an official announcement soon, but the position is now filled. Blog posting frequency should return to its normal rate (a few times a week) soon!
Original Post: As long-time readers of this blog have probably realized, things in CRA’s Washington policy office have been growing steadily busier and busier as CRA’s influence in DC has grown. (Posting frequency here is inversely proportional to the policy workload). This is a very good thing for us and, we’d argue, for the community as well. Our arguments are getting heard. Our counsel is being sought.
But, in response, CRA’s policy office has to grow as well. So we are. Today we’re announcing the creation of a new Policy Analyst position within our Washington, DC, office. I thought I’d post the position announcement here, in addition to the usual places, because I think the type of person we’re looking for might be reading this blog (at least, I hope they would). In any case, here it is:

The Computing Research Association, the national voice of the computing research community, seeks to increase its Washington, DC, presence with the addition of a Policy Analyst. This position will work closely with the Director of Government Affairs, providing research support, tracking and managing a portfolio of policy issues, and helping communicate with CRA’s membership.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree in information technology, public policy or a related field; some experience in a policy-oriented environment; excellent verbal and written skills; web skills; and a demonstrated interest in federal research policy and IT. Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter describing qualifications and salary requirements to analyst@cra.org.

CRA’s a special place with a great staff, a highly-engaged and prominent board, and a real role to play in the future of the field. So, if you’re reading this and think the position might sound appealing to you, please take the time to respond. If you think it might appeal to someone you know, please forward it on!