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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead (Programs)

Employer
American Physical Society
Location
Working from home (Remote)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 7, 2022
Website
https://www.aps.org/

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The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead (Programs) 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.

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