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Chapters Program Manager
Title:Chapters Program Manager
Department:APS Programs
Location:College Park, MD

Chapters Program Manager
College Park, MD

At the American Physical Society, we support the physics community and a large network of science professionals. We’re looking for a new Chapters Program Manager to pioneer new programs to support physics students and recent graduates, and help to ensure a bright future for the field of physics.

Position Summary:

As the new APS Chapters Program Manager, you’ll develop and execute new chapter-based programs that support physics graduate students, post-doctoral students, and early-career physics professionals. Through research and consultations with various universities, national labs, and other constituencies, you’ll pilot an initial set of 5-10 APS chapters, develop rubrics and milestones to measure chapter success, and work with APS staff and constituents to adjust activities to maximize program impact. Additionally, you’ll document and organize materials to support each chapter, write articles, progress reports, proposals, and manage project budgets.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a related discipline.
  • 2-3 years of experience in program administration and volunteer management desired.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organization and documentation skills, and the ability to shift priorities when necessary.

This is Us!
Our Mission:

To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:

  • Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
  • Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
  • Promote effective physics education for all

The core values that drive our mission are:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning

The American Physical Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition), citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, genetic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome you to apply today!


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