Development and Foundation, Project Management/Program Development
The American Physical Society (APS), the premier membership association for physicists, seeks a dynamic and personable science professional to fill the position of STEP UP Project Manager. Reporting to the Director of Project Development, the STEP UP Project Manager will help lead a national effort (STEP UP 4 Women) to dramatically increase the fraction of women majoring in physics at the undergraduate level. Develop, improve, and assess a wide variety of strategies organized around mobilizing 10,000+ high school teachers to implement research-based materials and tactics that are encouraging young women to see themselves as members of the physics community. Utilize resources of the American Physical Society (APS) and work with our partners to build innovative components that will change the paradigm of gender diversity in physics and beyond.
The position is a full-time temporary, 2-year appointment, located at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD, offering a competitive salary and benefits.
A successful candidate must be able to work independently with limited supervision, be able to juggle multiple complex tasks, coordinate efforts with a variety of partners across the country, have excellent writing and speaking skills, and be able to manage and evaluate project components. This individual must be able to think strategically, prioritize work, help develop appropriate measures of effectiveness, and understand the literature relevant to improving gender diversity in physics. The candidate should have a PhD or equivalent experience that will allow them to engage immediately in the project’s innovative strategies for solving this long-standing issue in the discipline, and a commitment to improving gender diversity within the physics community.
About American Physical Society
The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 54,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.