International Programs Manager

American Physical Society
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 07

Position description

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:
Become a part of APS's groundbreaking mission as we transform into a Welcoming Global Hub for physicists worldwide as the International Programs Manager! Assist with the Society's international strategy development and efforts to increase the value proposition of APS membership and other offerings to physicists outside the US. Develop approaches to ensure all aspects of APS are accessible to the global physics community. Manage ongoing and new international programs, initiatives, and activities. Assist with developing and managing metrics to measure the effectiveness of the department's initiatives and the Society's international priorities. Shape the future of physics accessibility and connectivity by developing innovative approaches for the global physics community. Join us and be a driving force in shaping the global physics landscape! Apply today!

APS has a “remote first” concept that promotes equal treatment and equal access within the United States, independent of physical work location, with a majority of staff working primarily from remote work locations. 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.


  • Develop new programs that will expand the Society's engagement with physicists worldwide, in partnership with the Director of International Affairs and Senior International Programs Manager
  • Strategize with APS departments on how to expand existing US-centric APS programs globally
  • Strategize regarding how to communicate the value proposition of APS membership to the international physics community
  • Identify external funding opportunities to support APS's global initiatives and ensure the involvement of physicists outside of the US in all aspects of APS
  • Manage the International Research Travel Award Program for Ukraine
  • Manage the Distinguished Students Program for Ukraine
  • Assist with management of the Emergency Aid Fund
  • Manage and maintain metrics and financial records for reporting to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Emergency Fund, DS-Ukraine, IRTAP-Ukraine)
  • Strategize and expand satellite events abroad under the auspices of APS meetings
  • Strategize and plan Young Physicists Forums between APS/US physics community and physics communities abroad
  • Serve as Committee Administrator, as needed, for one of the international advisory committees
  • Manage Global Member Spotlight initiative and strategize on how to promote the APS members being spotlighted
  • Assist with planning and management of the International Young Leaders Forum

Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in program management
  • Demonstrated international relations experience and knowledge required
  • Strategic planning experience required
  • Experience in grant and proposal writing
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Expert in diplomatic and professional communications
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional editing and proof-reading skills
  • Ability to partner with other APS departments, volunteers, and external partners toward program development and management
  • Ability to represent APS and the International Affairs department in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Experience with commonly used technology platforms, including Asana, Google Drive

Travel: Position may require some travel (5 - 10%) for advisory committee meetings and APS annual meetings.

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.

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