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Assistant Director of Student Programs
Title:Assistant Director of Student Programs
Job Type:Exempt (salaried)
Posting Date:06/14/2019
Location:College Park, MD


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a dynamic individual committed to the next generation of physical scientists. AIP is looking for an Assistant Director to provide day to day operational management of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), Sigma Pi Sigma the Physics Honor Society, and other education programs. Responsibilities will include working with the Director to assess and manage programs and staff, conduct long-range planning, promote student programs, and provide membership management for these programs. 


This hands-on management position will work with colleagues, staff, and key volunteers to develop education and membership activities to advance AIP’s presence in the physical sciences/physics arena for undergraduates. 


*Candidates should complete the entire application and upload one document in pdf format that contains: letter of interest and resume.


What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics.  Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives. 


Why Work for AIP?

We want you to love working here, and we have a workplace culture that reflects that. With our commitment to community service, monthly catered lunches, and an on-site fitness center, we work hard to make sure AIP is an awesome place to work.  Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments? 


We offer an incredible total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking, tuition assistance, and an incredible retirement plan.       


Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.



Our ideal candidate will have at least a master’s degree plus five or more years’ experience either in a scientific non-profit or higher education, with 3-4 years of experience in developing and leading student programs (STEM preferred), and three or more years of management experience. Additionally, the candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, grant writing experience, strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize.  This person will enjoy collaborating with and working with a diverse and energetic staff committed to improving physics education at the undergraduate level. 


Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP is a federation of societies that advances, promotes, and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

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