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APS Bridge Program Coordinator
Title:APS Bridge Program Coordinator
Department:APS Programs
Location:College Park, MD

APS Bridge Program Coordinator
College Park, MD

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

The Bridge Program Coordinator provides administrative support to the APS Bridge Program, a national effort with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minorities awarded PhD degrees in Physics. In addition, this position supports and assists with other department activities as needed.

A Typical Week May Look Like This…
  • Functioning as lead coordinator for APS Bridge Program.
  • Accountable for effectively meeting all objectives, deliverables, and deadlines associated with assigned projects.
  • Assist with the coordinating and organizing of program conferences and meetings.
  • Work with Communications to develop publicity plans for Bridge Program activities. Coordinate occasional mailings of publications and other materials.
  • Monitor and coordinate accounting activities as appropriate, and prepare internal reports for management, as required.
  • Document and maintain current procedures associated with assigned project.
  • Update and maintain program calendars; schedule internal and external meetings.
  • Assist with maintaining information on program website and listservs.
  • Collect and organize project data and information.
  • Work collaboratively with the coordinator team.
  • Help build positive relations within the department and external parties.

Is This You?
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or demonstrated work experience.
  • Possess the required minimum three years of work experience.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision for extended periods, proactively identify and respond to needs, and exercise judgment.
  • Ability to take initiative in identifying and responding to issues as they arise.
  • Ability to handle several complex projects simultaneously.
  • Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives of others.
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team player.
  • Strong skills in organization, documentation, and prioritization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, plus excellent customer service orientation.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules.

This is Us!
The American Physical Society strives to: 
  • Be the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity.
  • Provide effective programs in support of the physics community and the conduct of physics.
  • Collaborate with national scientific societies for the advancement of science, science education and the science community.
  • Cooperate with international physics societies to promote physics, to support physicists worldwide and to foster international collaboration.
  • Promote an active, engaged and diverse membership, and support the activities of its units and members.
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, national origin, ancestry, disability or veteran status. 

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