Thursday, January 17, 2019

Career Program Manager, APS, College Park

Careers Program Manager
American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization with an operating budget of $55M and over 55,000 members working in academia, national laboratories, and industrial sectors. We are the leading society for physicists in the U.S. and throughout the world.  This position is based at the APS headquarters office located in College Park, MD (walking distance from the College Park Metro Station). 

Position Summary:
The Careers Program Manager directs efforts to provide career information and professional development resources for APS members, as well as the broader physics community, at all stages of degree and/or career path.

Develop and facilitate impactful career related activities for members at national meetings (e.g. career workshops, job fairs, networking opportunities, and the Future of Physics Days events).
Coordinate and facilitate APS career related Webinar broadcasts.
Develop and help market the Physics InSight slideshow.
Manage activities associated with the APS Local Links Program.
Manage, develop, and contribute content for the APS Careers Website and Vector publication.
Assist the Head of Career Programs in gathering and organizing key metrics for APS Career activities (e.g. reports, graphs, presentations).

A PhD (preferred) or Master’s in physics or similar field is required for this position. A minimum of 3 years of program management experience or equivalent is also required. Experience in organizing events and interacting with scientific professionals is necessary. Outstanding ability for writing reports and summaries, plus managing budgets is needed.

Familiarity and competence with all Microsoft Office Suite products (in particular Microsoft Word and Microsoft Power Point) and the online shared Google Suite (in particular Google Docs, Forms, and Sheets) is essential. Candidate must have strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and excellent attention to detail, plus the ability to work on several projects at one time and adapt to quickly changing schedules. Must be able to learn new skills and take necessary measures to carry out programmatic objectives, with or without direct instruction. A familiarity with basic HTML and with website content management systems is a plus. Some familiarity with issues affecting physics community through direct experience with physics research and pedagogy, and an ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders in the physics community is essential. Must have experience and skill navigating diverse relationships within a team. Comfort and facility in public speaking roles is also a plus.