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Diversity Program Lead

Company: American Physical Society
Location: College Park
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

American Physical SocietyID: 1240Location: RemoteDepartment: APS Programs


Diversity Program Lead

Who we are:

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Summary:


The Diversity Program Lead is primarily responsible for leading selected programs in the Diversity portfolio, including the IGEN Alliance Backbone team and Delta Phy. This person will also organize, develop, and improve department programs that advance education and diversity in the physics community. The position is also responsible for design and development of other programs that advance diversity. We are looking for professionals with advanced knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in STEM education and organizational change in higher education. If you have exceptional skills at building and maintaining relationships within the STEM community, particularly individuals in underrepresented communities and those leading DEI initiatives then apply today!
The APS has a "remote first" concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. This position could require at times in office work, various geographic events and meeting attendance as instructed by your Supervisor. APS values diversity and welcomes candidates from a variety of backgrounds. APS offers a dynamic work environment with an outstanding total compensation package including salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent paid time off.


Is This You:


Lead proposal writing and other sponsorship activities
Collaborate with Head to design and implement new initiatives aligning with the Programs strategic plan in the relevant area
Develop and facilitate impactful activities for participants and members, drawing on knowledge of scientific academic culture and environment
Designs new program initiatives independently
Assesses whether overall program goals are being met, recommends improvements
Creates evaluation criteria
Drafts complete proposals independently
Estimates staff time and budgets for complex projects
Plans, prepares, and facilitates complex meetings
Write and edit articles, brochures, project reports, proposals, and web-based materials
Develop and implement assessments and evaluations to inform projects
Makes decisions about matters impacting major program outcomes and APS reputation


Education: B.A/B.S required. M.A/MS degree required, preferably relevant to program area.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Minimum of 8 years relevant experience required.
Annual budgets management experience in excess of millions
Supervisory experience required.
Advanced knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in STEM education and organizational change in higher education.
Exceptional skill at building and maintaining relationships within the STEM community, particularly individuals in marginalized communities and those leading DEI initiatives.
Possesses comprehensive skill in creating, managing, and evaluating projects.
Works well not only with own team but also with teams across and outside the organization.
Facilitates the development of teams through the stages of team growth and maturity.
Understands when and how to reward teamwork and celebrate success.
Presents across all levels of APS in a professional manner, in terms of both effective individual style and supporting materials that are engaging, complete, and accurate.
Delivers results consistently and often goes above and beyond.Possesses fervent desires for continuous supervisory growth.
Ensures that staff and volunteers foster Education, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Creates champions and inspires them to lead.
Influences and works collaboratively with project leaders to advance project goals
Delegates to others and provides a balance of direction and autonomy.



Travel: This position could require at times in office work, various geographic events and meeting attendance as instructed by your Supervisor.


Work Environment:


Our physical offices are located in Long Island, NY, Washington, D.C and College Park, MD. We are operational in most US states. While most duties can be conducted remotely, all positions require periodic in-person work at the assigned physical location and periodic travel to other APS locations, meetings and events as assigned by your Supervisor. The American Physical Society allows flexible work hours, responsiveness is required however during the core 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time workday. The successful candidate will join a collaborative international organization.


This is Us:

Help us achieve our mission of advancing and diffusing the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community.

At APS, we:


Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
Promote effective physics education for all


Core Values:


Core values are essential to shaping the culture of an organization. They provide the structure and guidance for how we conduct ourselves in our day-to-day interactions. Every employee has a responsibility for upholding these values. The behaviors and actions associated with demonstrating competency in these Core Values are described in a separate document.


Our Core Values:


The Scientific Method
Truth and Integrity
Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
Speaking Out
Education and Learning


Amazing 2022 Benefit Offerings:


Flexible schedules and ability to work remotely
8% employer-paid retirement contribution
Investment advisement services: 100% employer paid
Medical benefits: PPO or HDHP option
Employer contribution to FSA or HSA account, eligibility based on medical plan enrollment
Dental benefits: individual coverage 100% employer paid
Vision benefits: individual and dependent coverage 100% employer paid
Basic Life & Accident insurance: employee coverage 100% employer paid
Supplemental Life & Accident insurance, including spouse & dependent child(ren) coverage
Disability insurance: employee coverage 100% employer paid
Healthcare, Commuter & Dependent care flexible spending accounts
Vacation: 15 days annually
Generous holiday leave: 14 paid days of significance; includes one week closure at the end of December
Personal leave: 4 days annually
Volunteer leave: 1 day annually
Sick leave: 10 days annually
10 weeks employer-paid family leave
College tuition reimbursement plan
Job related seminar & continuing education
Training and professional development; access to LinkedIn Learning on-demand courses
Employee Assistance Program
Mindfulness Meditation: live and on-demand classes



The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of American Physical Society not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of race, religious creed, alienage or citizenship, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, protected military status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, ancestry, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at APS. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact APS Human Resources at hr@aps.org.

All APS Employees must be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination via our secured vaccination portal Safeter upon hire, unless they have an HR approved medical or religious exemption. The APS has a "remote first" concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. We welcome you to apply today! #LI-SB1 PM21



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Keywords: American Physical Society, Washington DC , Diversity Program Lead, Other , College Park, DC

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