Program Manager

Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

Division and Unit Overview
The Division of Membership is responsible for recruiting, retaining, engaging, recognizing and servicing members around the world. With over 151,000 constituents worldwide, providing an integrated suite of experiences and support that meet current and potential member needs is vital to the Society's mission and future. The Industry Member Programs unit is the Society's interactor with global industry providing essential offerings to both individual members and executive leads alike. The Program Manager, Industrial Membership plays a critical role by focusing on current and new programs that provide value to all ACS members with a particular industrial focus.


Position Summary

The Industry Member Programs office provides programmatic and administrative support for industrial leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals in the chemistry enterprise. This Program Manager position directly supports the operations of the office and facilitates communications and information sharing with (and among) various member, potential member, governance, and staff groups. The position reports to the Manager, Industry Member Programs.

This position helps support an effective membership strategy for the office of lndustry Member Programs by analyzing existing offerings and developing new events, content, and messaging targeted at ACS industry members and potential members. This position also supports and interacts with ACS governance committees focused on the industrial member experience.


Work design: Works with team, independently, and under general direction from manager. This position will serve as a dedicated resource to centralize key functions in support of ACS industrial members. This position will work closely with other staff in the office and across the society to ensure that programs supporting the team's mission are executed efficiently.



Position Accountabilities

  1. Analyze membership data and other resources available to understand needs of chemists employed in industry, and how those needs align with the Society's core competencies to successfully address them.
  2. Work with internal and external stakeholders to evaluate existing programs, products, and services (PPS) and make recommendations on new PPS.
  3. Manage ownership of the ACS entrepreneurial presence on Linkedln. Explore opportunities for ACS to grow in the entrepreneurialspace.
  4. Organize industry networking receptions at ACS meetings and identify potential for networking opportunities with local sections and technical divisions.
  5. Working with others in the organization, and using resources provided, support efficient production of content for industrial ACS members. Manage process for content solicitation; edit copy, design, format and publish online original content.
  6. Support as needed updates to web page content, social media information, and other collateral to raise awareness of various existing industrial-focused programming.
  7. Draft, review, and edit other member-facing communications as requested.
  8. Partner with colleagues across ACS serving as an industrial subject matter expert to represent the office's viewpoint and provide guidance, proactively seeking out collaborations across the society.
  9. Support ACS governance by partnering with volunteer leaders and various governance entities as requested.    .
  10. Some travel may be required (5-10% time).
  11. Other duties as assigned.



Education/Experience/Technological Knowledge

Degree in chemistry, life sciences or engineering plus 7+ years of related experience working in the chemical industry. Background in data analysis, new product/business development responsibilities or an MBA a strong plus. Must have strong project management and interpersonal skills. Organizational and analytical skills with an attention to detail are highly desirable. Ability to work under minimal direction, creatively problem solve and identify process improvements. Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication skills for interacting with internal and external stakeholders. Knowledge or experience with non-profit organizations and working with volunteers is preferable.


Position Summary

This position will be primarily based in the Washington D.C. (or applicable) office. ACS employees work a hybrid work schedule, consisting of working onsite, three days per week. ACS employees are in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday with the third in-office day scheduled in consultation with the manager. While always welcome to work in the office, employees may work the other two days of the week from a location of their choice. New employees are immediately eligible for this hybrid work arrangement. ACS offers relocation assistance, if applicable.



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