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Job Opportunity: Education and Professional Development Manger, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rockville Maryland

Posted by on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Job Opportunities .

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is hiring an Education and Professional Development Manger

Primary Function:

Develops, organizes and implements programs and projects to promote and improve biochemistry and molecular biology education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all education department projects, including the monthly career-development webinar series, the career path videos, the quarterly career newsletter, the undergraduate career guide and the career development workshop session for graduate students and postdocs, among others.
  • Provides direct oversight to two full-time employees, the Diversity & Education Coordinator and the Student Chapters Coordinator, and their projects.
  • Serves as the staff liaison to the Education and Professional Development Committee, the Education Oversight Group and other EPD-related subcommittees. This includes serving as the point of contact, scheduling and staffing calls and meetings, developing the committee budget, etc.
  • Develops new programs and initiatives and actively seeks external funding opportunities.
  • Develops grant proposals and manages existing federally-funded grant projects, including overseeing grant budgets, monitoring spending and preparing annual reports.
  • Develops and implements rigorous assessments of department projects, especially the career development workshop series, and publishes relevant results.
  • Coordinates event planning for committee retreats, workshops and other meetings as needed, including the Catalyze Your Career graduate student and postdoc career-development workshop series.
  • Works with the Marketing Director to disseminate information regarding education and professional development related resources and events.
  • Develops, organizes and implements multiple sessions at the ASBMB annual meeting.
  • Maintains education and career information on the ASBMB homepage.
  • Writes institutional review board exemption applications to cover assessments.
  • Manages multiple internal and external collaborations.
  • Works with the Meetings Department to organize the Society’s small education meetings.
  • Develops and administers surveys of the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral community, among others, to assess needs for additional society resources.
  • Analyzes data and prepares reports and articles.
  • Positions may be reassigned and responsibilities may be modified or changed at any time to fulfill organizational requirements.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in science or education required; master’s degree or Ph.D. in a molecular life science field or in discipline-based science education research preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years post-educational experience required. Prior non-profit experience preferred.  Experience in developing science education programs and training, overseeing grant-funded programs, budgeting, grant writing and program evaluation desired.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Must have excellent project management, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, social media, and web development. 

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