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Program Manager, Student and Postdoctoral Scholars Office

American Chemical Society
Washington, DC
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
Sep 22, 2022

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Education Division Overview

The mission of the ACS Education Division is to serve learners and educators by building communities and supporting innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry education and professional development. The five goals of the ACS Education Division Strategic Plan—resources, professional development, community engagement, outreach, membership, and operational excellence—reflect the responsiveness of the Division in meeting the needs of the changing chemistry enterprise.  


Position Summary

The program manager is responsible for developing, coordinating, and supporting operations associated with the publication of ACS resources that to enhance learner literacy and foster career readiness. This includes management of the Chemistry in Context production and contributing to the editorial and production processes for the inChemistry and the Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist online publications. Work involves complex problem-solving, complex assignments, in-depth analysis, and conceptual thinking.


Position Accountabilities

  1. Manages work and collaborations with publishers, author teams, and advisory boards for the Chemistry in Context textbook project.
  2. Contributes to the editorial and production processes for inChemistry and the Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist online publications. This includes identification of and communication with authors, contributing story ideas, writing story summaries and headlines, and the publication of stories in the online systems.
  3. Partners with internal groups (such as Marketing, Membership, Scientific Advancement, Communications, etc.…) to enhance the visibility of and engagement with the Chemistry in Context textbook, inChemistry, and Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist publications by internal ACS entities, other professional societies, students, and the general public.
  4. Coordinates and manages the web presence for the Chemistry in Context textbook, inChemistry, and Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist publications.
  5. Completes and assists with special projects as assigned.  


Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or closely related discipline required. 7+ years of related experience, including experience in science writing, publishing, project management, chemistry education is highly preferred.  Outstanding interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills (written, presentation, influencing); willingness to travel; demonstrated ability to work with and motivate others; flexibility to adapt to a complex and changing work environment; organizational and analytical skills; and attention to detail are highly desirable.


This position will be primarily based in the DC (or applicable) office. ACS has currently adopted a hybrid work arrangement of three days per week working in the office and two days per week working remotely.  ACS offers relocation assistance, if applicable.



With nearly 157,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemistry enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. We strive to be a force for good.

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