Program Manager

Date: Sep 20, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US

Company: American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society (ACS) provides access to our premier scientific journals to the academic, corporate, and government research communities. Already established as the most-trusted, most-cited, and most-read journals in chemistry-related sciences, ACS products are well-known to and deeply respected by current and potential customers alike.


Division and Unit Overview

The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (GCI) is to catalyze and enable the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemistry enterprise and the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Institute focuses its efforts in four key areas: Advancing science and research, integrating green chemistry into higher education, catalyzing industrial implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering, and supporting ACS advocacy efforts. The Institute is part of the American Chemical Society’s Scientific Advancement Division.


The Program Manager will support the ACS GCI programs through meaningful and solutions-oriented interactions with internal and external stakeholders. Program support includes the Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and the ACS GCI Industrial Roundtables. 



Position Accountabilities:

Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference stakeholder management & customer service

  • Work with Program Chairs and Advisory Committee to develop technical program
  • Work with session organizers to finalize sessions
  • Work with keynotes to coordinate logistics and presentations
  • Work with internal stakeholders to manage MAPS content/deadlines
  • Work with GCI and Meetings staff to deliver a high-quality conference

ACS GCI Roundtable logistics and data management

  • Meeting scheduling and follow-up for RT sub-teams, including Zoom management
  • In-person meeting planning (Roundtable dinners and events, including international events)
  • Coordinate surveys and data analysis


The candidate would be joining a small, mission-driven team within a large organization. The ability to quickly absorb information and the drive to take a project to the next step on your own is required. Excellent organizational ability combined with flexibility and adaptability in handling rapidly changing priorities is essential.  Experience working in and with teams to accomplish the short- and long-term mission of the Institute and the ACS is essential.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are required as well as a technology-savvy approach. Required proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Willingness to learn new software platforms utilized by both internal and external stakeholders.


Education/Experience/Technical Skills

College degree or equivalent experience in science or engineering; MS/MA in science or engineering preferred. 7 years or equivalent experience



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