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Manager, MCAT Publications, Technical Writing, and Editorial Projects

AAMC Washington ,DC
  • Posted: June 08, 2020
  • Full-Time

Who we are:
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care by supporting the entire spectrum of medical education, medical research, and patient care conducted by our member institutions. We are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our goal to improve the health of all. The AAMC strives to make a positive impact not only in your career, but in your life. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which features:
Significant employer 403(b) contribution
Public transportation subsidy
Generous paid time off program
Tuition reimbursement
Wellness program that includes monthly gym subsidy, onsite yoga and sponsored sports teams

Why us? Why now?'

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice, computer-based test that has been a part of the medical school admissions process for more than 90 years. Each year, more than 85,000 students sit for the exam. The MCAT exam tests examinees on the skills and knowledge that medical educators, physicians, medical students, and residents have identified as key prerequisites for success in medical school and practicing medicine.

The MCAT team is looking for an experienced technical writer with excellent project management skills to join the MCAT research team. This role will coordinate the publication of psychometric and validity research in peer-reviewed journals as well as the development, dissemination, and maintenance of resources and tools for medical school admissions officers. The ability to translate highly technical research into usable information for all audiences, including admissions officers, prehealth advisors, and students, will be crucial in this role.

How will you make an impact?
  • Develop roadmap for the development of resources with input from MCAT senior leaders and researchers
  • Coordinate content development of organization's publications (books, journals, articles, or magazines) including composition, design, and graphics
  • Implement and supervise progress of critical initiatives, organizational goals and policies
  • Conduct literature reviews on admissions and testing-related subjects
  • Synthesize findings from quantitative and qualitative data about admissions officers' and their committees' questions and challenges in using MCAT scores in medical student selection
  • Translate research results into accessible, engaging, and relevant text; design tables, charts, and other graphics that highlight or summarize important concepts in visually appealing and informative ways
  • Develop publication plans for the creation of manuscripts, reports, guides, and other resources, in collaboration with senior MCAT researchers
  • Write, review, and copyedit manuscripts, white papers, committee reports, and other scientific/technical documentation related to MCAT psychometrics and validity research
  • Design examinee- and advisor-focused resources about the exam, the testing calendar, test scores, and preparation strategies and resources
  • Establish and manage relationships with medical school admissions officers, student groups and other partners to learn about their information needs and keep communication channels active and open
  • Attend AAMC events and conferences to learn about partners' issues and look for ways to improve presentations by MCAT staff and committee members
What will you bring to the role?
  • Bachelor's degree required but Master's degree preferred; certificate or Master's in Science Writing a plus
  • 8 years of related work experience, 1 - 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Experience writing about social science or educational research preferred
  • Ability to write for both technical and nontechnical audiences


If a bachelor's degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions.  One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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