Program Manager, Faculty Development

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

Division Overview

The mission of the ACS Education Division is to serve learners and educators by building communities and supporting innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry education and professional development. The strategic objectives of the ACS Education Division reflect the responsiveness of the Division in fulfilling the vision, mission, and values of ACS and meeting the needs of the changing chemistry enterprise.


Position Summary

The incumbent reports to the Senior Manager of the ACS Approval Program Office and is responsible for managing and implementing the ACS Education Division’s strategy for faculty development activities, including creating resources to facilitate professional growth for faculty at institutions of higher education.


Work Design: Works under general managerial direction on goals and objectives that have a significant impact on the organization.  Works with unit objectives and expert knowledge with guidance.  Develops systemic solutions for highly complex problems.  Uses analytical, interpretive, evaluative and/or constructive thinking to reach solutions.


Position Accountabilities

  • Leads the development and implementation of events, workshops, programs, and webinars to support professional development for faculty at all types of higher education institutions; this includes the ACS New Faculty Workshop series of events.
  • Provides strategic and operational oversight for current and future faculty development activities. Identifies opportunities and develops implementation plans for ACS faculty professional development programming that engages faculty at all types of higher education institutions.
  • Collaborates with ACS staff and external partners (including faculty, higher education leaders, and disciplinary society staff) to support and/or develop programs, products, or services for chemistry faculty.
  • Manages the professional development budget and assists in exploring grants and funding for continued expansion and growth as opportunities arise.
  • Represents ACS Education at meetings, workshops, and symposia.
  • Assists with initiatives that promote the development of a community that promotes and supports teaching excellence.
  • Conducts assessments to ensure resources meet the needs of the community.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.


Education/Experience/Technological Knowledge

The incumbent will have a history of demonstrated success bringing projects to fruition while providing creative and resourceful solutions to complex challenges. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership skills, collaborative and participative team building skills, effective interpersonal communication and a commitment to quality and service. Key to success will be attention to detail, high energy, problem-solving capabilities and a respectful communication style.



Master’s degree in chemistry-related field, PhD desirable, 3-5 years of professional experience working in an institution of higher learning. The ability to work collaboratively and excellent oral and written communication skills are also required.  A demonstrated capacity to work across organizational units to create strong collaborative programs, which maximize available resources, is desirable.



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