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Project Manager
Title:Project Manager
Department:Information Systems

Project 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 more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Summary:


As a part of the American Physical Society's Information Technology Department, you are in the middle of creating technical solutions, impacting APS's business growth. The Project Manager supports web product and digital project development by managing all phases of projects, including leading planning efforts, documenting outcomes and business requirements, and assembling project plans and timelines. By joining APS, you will be partnered with Business Analysts, Technical Leads, Project Managers, and Software Developers, enabling your continued development and success. Do you enjoy working on a mix of new development, replacement, and enhancement projects while working closely with team members? Then apply today and act as the key project contact for the many internal and external customers by delivering solutions to enhance our technologies!

The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. APS values diversity and welcomes candidates from a variety of backgrounds. APS offers a dynamic work environment with an outstanding total compensation package including salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent paid time off.

Typical Week May Look Like This:

  • Leading project planning efforts including documenting outcomes, scope, and business requirements
  • Reviewing project portfolios to ensure they are aligned with business goals and appropriately resourced
  • Assembling project plans, timelines, sprint planning, reporting, and retrospectives
  • Modeling and managing projects using project management software, automating routine tasks
  • Establishes feedback loops, manages expectations, and maintains lines of communications between team members and both internal and external stakeholders
  • Managing internal and external resources including developers, vendors, support staff
  • Support our project management practice across the organization by establishing best practices and working with other business units to provide training and support.
  • Assisting with quality assurance and establishing acceptance criteria for all work

Is This You:

Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.

Certification: PMP, Scrum-Certified Product Owner, or ScrumMaster certification is preferred. ITIL 4 Foundation certification desirable.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimally 3 years of experience as a project manager or business analyst with PM experience
  • Experience working for similar organizations is preferred
  • Experience managing complex projects in a multi-stakeholder and cross-functional environment
  • Competency with a programming language such as ruby, python, javascript/typescript
  • Experience with planning, writing, and executing regression and user acceptance tests
  • Experience working with vendors and managing vendor relationships, including design agencies on large projects
  • Experience working with Agile, Scrum, and Lean processes, and serving in Scrum Master and Product Owner roles
  • Experience working with and managing common reporting and project management tools (Atlassian suite, Asana, Basecamp, Trello, etc.)
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Conflict resolution and negotiating skills
  • Understanding of the software development life cycle
  • General knowledge of technology systems, platforms, and design and development patterns used in web design and development is a plus
  • Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules.
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently.

Work Environment:

  • APS offers a “Remote First” workplace.  In our Remote First workplace, you can work either 100% remote or you can work at the APS Editorial Offices on Long Island, 62 miles (100 km) east of Manhattan, near Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University. APS offers an outstanding total compensation and paid time off package.
  • Position may require some business travel to specific scientific meetings or other organizational events.


  • Commensurate with experience, along with an outstanding benefits package.

Travel:  Position may require some business travel to attend meetings and events as directed by supervisor.

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 affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of American Physical Society not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of race, religious creed, alienage or citizenship, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, protected military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, ancestry, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at APS. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact APS Human Resources at

All APS Employees must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination via our secured vaccination portal Safeter upon hire, unless they have an HR approved medical or religious exemption. The APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. 


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