Job Opportunities at AIP

The American Institute of Physics provides a wide variety of services for science societies, the physics community, students and the general public, as well as for over 100,000 people who comprise AIP’s Member Societies.

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Current open positions

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a full-time Government Relations Advocacy Associate to enable AIP and its Member Societies to inform and influence the U.S. Congress and other policy makers. The Associate will assist with coordinating and advancing legislative and policy goals and programs. Responsibilities will include: monitoring and analyzing federal science legislation and policy developments, representing AIP and Member Societies at meetings with Executive and Legislative Branch staff, and participating in science policy coalitions and task forces.  The successful candidate should be proficient at relationship and coalition building among a variety of stakeholders and should be able to communicate the benefits of scientific research to non-scientific audiences.  The Associate will also help AIP and AIP Member Societies with science policy events and activities such as Congressional visit days, including development of informational materials and scheduling meetings.    

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a full-time Digital Marketing Analyst who will support digital content and product development across AIP.  The Analyst is responsible for web and social media metrics activities — configuring Google Analytics and other software tools, setting up dashboards, and designing reports for AIP business owners and stakeholders — and contributing to data-driven marketing plans. The Analyst will recommend ways to improve the reach and impact of AIP’s publications and services based on the analytics, including SEO strategies to improve search results.

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Science Writer/PIO who will be a central team member in the News and Media Services Division (NMS) and will help to promote breaking science news appearing in peer-reviewed journals and at meetings devoted to the physical sciences. He/she will perform webcasting/podcasting, utilize professional audio and video equipment, write news releases, pitch stories to reporters and help to execute successful PR for a large portfolio of meetings and journals.  The successful candidate will write in plain language about research news in the physical sciences with precision and flair for the media and the public.

The American Institute of Physics has an opening for a Marketing and Sales Associate.  We are looking for an individual who is high energy, has excellent communication skills, results driven and creative.

The successful candidate would be part of the GradSchoolShopper team, the world’s largest online and print directory of graduate programs in the physical sciences.  

Job duties include incoming and outgoing sales, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction, building and maintaining productive relationships with schools and students, conducting research to create leads for sales efforts, “going the extra mile" to drive sales, actively seeking out new schools to advertise in GSS, maintaining GSS program database, cross selling products, using social media to promote products and teaming up with co-workers to increase product exposure.  

Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics, is looking for a creative, talented, energetic individual to oversee all aspects of the Books department. The successful candidate will manage the books department in print and online and acquire and edit reviews of other physics-related media. She/he will identify and evaluate possible topics for feature articles and other editorial departments; review letters, other editors' stories and articles; attend and participate in staff meetings and assist as needed in any department of the magazine.

The American Institute of Physics is seeking a full-time IT/Helpdesk Manager to take charge of our Help Desk operations and ensure top-notch technical support for AIP end-users. The successful candidate will have hands-on technical expertise coupled with excellent communication skills. You will have experience running the IT service desk function, prioritizing and managing support requests, analyzing service desk metrics, and knowing how to help the organization work smarter and more efficiently. You’ll assist in developing and enforcing IT policies and procedures and will be an experienced technical troubleshooter.

The American Institute of Physics is offering a paid internship opportunity under the direction of the News & Media Services team. This position is expected to last for twelve weeks. The successful candidate will be responsible for pitching, writing and editing content for the Inside Science line of news products, which include: Inside Science News Service (AP-style wire service for science news), Inside Science Currents (blog), and the online content for the Inside Science TV website. Course credit for internship requirement will be certified where applicable. Our office is located close to College Park Metro and University of Maryland, College Park.

MANAGER, EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Manager, Education Programs for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma Programs. 

The successful candidate will manage ongoing student outreach programs, develop education and professional content, oversee scholarship and award programs, develop SPS chapters, oversee a summer intern program, facilitate outreach events, mentor students, and will seek out new programs and projects, as appropriate. This position includes an assessment of programs, evaluation of impact, and revision of existing programs. Programs and projects are managed from inception through execution. The Manager will serve in a supervisory capacity for the associated staff and take responsibility for all logistics of programs and projects, including consulting with the leadership team for budgetary considerations.

The successful candidate will work on special projects, outreach and connections with AIP Member Societies aimed at driving forward the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma missions.  Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies. The Manager will work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Communications team to develop and carry out effective communication with all members and volunteer leadership to best market SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma initiatives.    

Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP serves as a federation of physical science societies in a common mission to promote physics and allied fields.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Planning 

  • Develop and track metrics to ensure positive student chapter engagement throughout the country.  
  • Develop new programs and revenue streams to enhance and support AIP outreach to SPS student chapters.
  • Develop branding strategies to define the image of AIP for student and faculty engagement initiatives.
  • Assess programs, the evaluation of impact, and revision of existing programs.
  • Tracks costs and budgets for SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma Programs.
Program Management 
  • Lead initiatives for programmatic and website enhancements for SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma programs.
  • Manage programs and projects from inception through execution.
  • Consult with the leadership team for budgetary considerations concerning programs and projects.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Communications team to develop and carry out effective communication with all members and volunteer leadership to best market SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma initiatives.    
  • Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies.
Chapter & Conference Leadership
  • Lead initiatives to improve AIP branding for student chapters on university campuses.
  • Lead and develop student physics society conferences.
  • Special projects, outreach and connections with AIP Member Societies aimed at driving forward the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma missions. 
  • Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies.
  • Develop educational and professional content.
  • Oversee scholarship and award programs.
  • Develop SPS chapters and oversee a summer intern program.
Staff Development 
  • Direct the planning, development, implementation, budgeting, and support of all SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma department/staff functions.  
  • Provide guidance, coaching and direction for SPS staff to improve student chapter participation and engagement.
  • Administer and manage policies, standards, and practices to ensure fair, consistent and effective operations.
  • Serve in a supervisory capacity for the associated staff.
Governance
  • Serve as liaison to the SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma governance boards. 
  • Participate in other program groups/boards as needed.
 
Fundraising/Development
  • Engage with corporate and educational donors to build a fundraising platform to support STEM program and scholarship initiatives to improve the funnel of physics students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  
Member Society Liaison Services
  • Lead the delivery of a high level of customer service to all participating Member Societies in the areas of Student and Faculty engagement.
  • Develop and facilitate outreach and engagement events for Member Societies, Students and Faculty.