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Education & Diversity Program Manager
Title:Education & Diversity Program Manager
Department:APS Programs
Location:College Park, MD

Education & Diversity Program Manager
Who we are:
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit 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 55,000 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, D.C.

Position Summary: 

APS is looking for an Education & Diversity Program Manager to manage the APS National Mentoring Community, which facilitates and supports mentoring relationships between African American, Hispanic American, and Native American undergraduate physics students and local physics mentors. As the new Education & Diversity Program Manager, your efforts will support physics students and mentors across the country, and ensure the diversity and inclusion of these populations within the field of physics.


  • Construct agendas for national meetings; invite speakers, and follow up with logistical concerns.
  • Facilitate events and meetings through management of task lists, agendas, and outcomes.
  • Develop assessments and evaluations to inform projects.
  • Organize project materials in accessible ways.
  • Track project budgets.
  • Supervises summer interns, consultants and contractors when necessary.
  • Write and edit articles, brochures, project reports, and web-based materials; coordinate larger publication projects involving many authors and/or writers.
  • Correspond via phone and email with faculty, students, committee members, and others in the broader physics community.
  • Interact with physics faculty, students, and administrators to promote APS efforts.
  • Create graphics, graphs, and other materials to promote programs.
  • Represent the department’s activities at conferences and other events.
  • Assist department in writing and editing documents such as grant proposals and white papers.
  • Other activities as assigned.


  • Masters or PhD (preferred) in physics or similar field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three years of work experience or demonstrated skills/expertise.
  • Experience in organizing events and writing complex reports and promotional materials.
  • Familiarity with issues affecting physics community through direct experience with science research and pedagogy, and an ability to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders in the physics community.
  • Knowledge of peer-reviewed literature, reports and other publications related to diversity, inclusion, and mentoring preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation desired.
  • Strong organization and documentation skills, and the ability to shift priorities when necessary.
  • Must be able to work well with interdepartmental teams, as well as independently.
  • Must be able to recognize critical issues or decisions that require deliberation based on complex interactions between project participants and stated policies.
  • Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential.

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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