Reporting to the APS Director of Membership, the Honors Program Manager is responsible for all facets of the APS Honors Programs. The essential functions are facilitating the annual nomination, selection and recognition of APS Prize and Award winners and new APS Fellows. Work directly with the various selection committees and staff as needed to ensure that all aspects of the Honors Program are completed in a timely manner.
Liaison to the APS Committees: Prizes & Awards and Fellowship.
Administer the solicitation, nomination, review and approval process for APS Prizes & Awards and APS Fellowship.
Work with Meetings Department on recognition and placement of recipients/invited talks at Society meetings.
Work with the Development Department to ensure all preparations are made for APS Prizes & Awards Ceremonies.
Assist the Society CEO with presentation of certificates, awards and medals at annual APS Prizes & Awards ceremonies.
Develop & execute plan to increase promotion of all P&A recipients and new APS Fellows to the community.
Supervise 2 direct reports – Fellowship Coordinator and Prizes & Awards Coordinator
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree is desirable, or equivalent work experience with science background.
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum 3-5 years of experience and demonstrated accomplishments in program administration, volunteer management and/or project management.
Familiarity with the physics/science research community is helpful but not required.
Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules.
About American Physical Society
The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit 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 over 54,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.