Program Manager

Date: Jan 8, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

ACS Education serves learners and educators by building communities and providing innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry education and professional development resources, programs, services and information.

Position Summary

ACS Education is seeking an individual who can demonstrate initiative and reliability, provide superior team and program management skills, and explore and execute new ideas that will benefit the office’s effectiveness while managing multiple priorities.

The program manager will develop, coordinate, and support the operations associated with ACS programming and resources that advance the career and professional development of students (graduate and undergraduate) and postdoctoral scholars and broaden participation in the chemical sciences. Work involves strategic planning, complex problem-solving, complex assignments, in-depth analysis, conceptual thinking, workshop facilitation, and collaborating in teams.

Position Accountabilities

  1. Develop, manage, and coordinate career and professional development programming for students (graduate and undergraduate) and postdoctoral scholars that support the continuum from education to career in the chemical sciences. This includes planning and execution of workshops (e.g. Career and Professional Development) and collaboration with team members in the design, development and dissemination of resources (e.g. Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist Magazine, ChemIDP, ACS Bridge Project).
  2. Contribute to the planning and implementation of initiatives (e.g. ACS Bridge) that promote/advance diversity and inclusion within chemistry graduate and postdoctoral education.
  3. Collaborate with ACS Marketing to conduct market research and to support outreach to and engagement of students (graduate and undergraduate) and postdoctoral scholars.
  4. Develop and provide input into strategic initiatives that foster career readiness of students (graduate and undergraduate) and postdoctoral scholars globally. Determines methods and procedures on new projects and may coordinate activities of other personnel.
  5. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders via varied mechanisms to disseminate information about career opportunities in the chemical sciences and ACS resources for students (graduate and undergraduate) and postdoctoral scholars and participates in special projects in ACS Education as they arise.
  6. Develop surveys and contribute to survey analysis, and dissemination of results and recommendations.

Required Experience


M.S or Ph.D. degree in the chemical sciences is required; may have an advanced degree or equivalent experience. Strong strategic, interpersonal, analytical, written and oral communication, and organizational skills are required. Workshop facilitation experiences preferred; 8+ years of experience. Occasional travel (including weekends) will be required (approximately 4-6 trips per year).


A cover letter must be submitted with your resume to be considered.





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