Senior Program Manager

Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20036

Company: American Chemical Society

ACS Student Communities is seeking an individual who can demonstrate initiative and reliability, provide superior team and project management skills, and explore and execute new ideas that will benefit the office’s effectiveness while juggling competing priorities.


The Senior Program Manager (AM27P4) will assist with the development, coordination, and support of operations associated with ACS programming and resources for students, including, Graduate Student Organizations, grants, annual reporting and review, global meeting activities, recruitment and retention of student communities to ACS. Work involves complex problem-solving, complex assignments, in-depth analysis, and conceptual thinking.



What you’ll be doing:

  1. Oversees the recruitment, growth, and maintenance of Graduate Student Organizations (GSOs) within ACS
  2. Coordinates outreach efforts to graduate students and potential student communities; provides mentoring to these groups.
  3. Collaborates with Education colleagues to develop a strategy to improve the undergraduate to graduate student continuum.
  4. Works collaboratively to manage grant processes for GSOs, maintains all files and tracking for these grants. Conducts monthly or bimonthly quality checks with grant recipients.
  5. Assists with the planning and coordination of specific events for graduate students and post-docs at national and regional meetings, organizes workshops and events, and coordinates volunteers.
  6. Creates value for student and faculty advisor constituents through programs, products, and resources.
  7. Serves as support staff to an ACS Committee, supporting the Chair and the Committee on tasks that encourage the successful conduct of the Committee’s duties, including the oversight of the undergraduate leadership award process.
  8. Assists with social media outreach for student populations on a variety of platforms.
  9. Responsible for undergraduate research poster session symposia and all associated logistics, including collaborations with the Division of Chemical Education
  10. Performs other duties as assigned



Desired skills and experience:

Master’s degree a chemical or related science is preferred; may have an advanced degree or equivalent experience. Strong interpersonal, analytical, written and oral communication and organizational skills are required. Superior customer service skills and experience in project management is preferred; 5+ years of experience. Occasional travel (including weekends) will be required (approximately 4-6 trips per year).



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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