The Diversity and Professional Development Program Manager will manage the Society’s programs that aim to increase participation of under-represented groups in the sciences, provide professional development at all career stages, and provide mentoring and networking to ASCB members. Work in these areas is managed through three Society constituent committees: minority affairs, women in cell biology, and the committee for postdocs and students. Specifically, this person will manage the three committees and all their year-round programs. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Education and is located in Bethesda, MD.
Committee Management 15%
- Manages the activities of the Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC), the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee, and the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS).
- Provides expertise on topics in science and science policy as they relate to the respective committees.
- With committee chairs, plans conference call schedules and agendas.
- Leads conference calls and ensures action items are completed.
- Develops and manages committee budgets.
- Ensures that committee-related web pages are kept up to date.
Program Management 50%
- Provides strategic leadership for key committee programs.
- In collaboration with committee chairs and members, plans year-round and Annual Meeting events and programs.
- Ensures that all programs and events are advertised through various media channels (newsletter, website, emails, social media).
- Surveys the field for programmatic opportunities and proposes new initiatives.
- Ensures programs are streamlined and do not overlap.
- Manages independent program evaluation.
- Manages recognition and travel awards.
- Attend grant-related workshops as well as meetings of related societies (ABRCMS, SACNAS).
Grant Writing and Management 15%
- Administers current grants and provides the ASCB Finance Department all relevant information needed for federal grant oversight and legal financial reporting.
- Assumes a leadership role in writing new program grant applications to federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and private foundations.
- Assists with substantial writing on grant progress reports.
- Writes committee-related news articles for various media channels.
- Writes invited papers for ASCB journals.
Provide Scientific Expertise to ASCB Staff 15%
- Answers science-related questions
- Assigns poster locations by topic for the Annual Meeting
- Assists with annual meeting abstract review
- Assists in development of promotional materials
- Reviews KGI summer course applicants
- PhD in biological sciences or related field or equivalent degree.
- Understanding of cell biology and related fields.
- Strong interest in promoting, recruiting, and retaining minority, women, and trainees in science.
- Project management experience (minimum of one year’s experience).
- High energy individual, excited about science and innovation and determined to act on policy levers that can promote better participation and outcomes in the scientific enterprise.
- Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
- Customer service orientation and the ability to adapt quickly.
- Well versed in issues related to life science and science funding.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- A “doer” with a keen sense of urgency, excellent follow-up, and attention to detail.
- Works well under pressure and on tight deadlines while maintaining professional relationships with colleagues at all times.
- Demonstrates an interest in ASCB’s mission.
ASCB is an Equal Opportunity employer. Some travel required. This is not a position open for teleworking. If you are motivated to be an integral member of our Team, please email your resume and cover letter with salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org.