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27 Jan 2021

Part-Time Education Programs Assistant – Posted by College Park, Maryland, United States

Job Description


The American Institute of Physics is seeking a dependable, forward-thinking, and detailed orientated Education Programs Assistant to join the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honors society. This part-time position is ideal for someone interested in exploring the career fields of science, education, or communication.

The assistant will work under the supervision of the SPS Assistant Director and will be responsible for supporting SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma. Sigma Pi Sigma and SPS are chapter-based societies that support the physics and astronomy higher education community, with a focus on undergraduate students and physics faculty.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Processing member communication and support, awards
  • Student notifications
  • Member databases
  • Scholarships
  • Social media
  • Society news support
  • Chapter communications

*If a candidate has experience with writing for an undergraduate audience, they could potentially make contributions to the SPS Observer.


*This role is currently 100% remote and will eventually switch back to our office environment as the Institute continues to respond to the coronavirus, government mandates and considers the best action to keep the AIP staff safe.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume and a completed application.


What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity.  In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.


Why Work for AIP?

AIP wants you to be safe!


During the COVID 19 pandemic AIP took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all AIP staff by providing a flexible approach to remote work that ensured a safe and productive workforce could continue to pursue our mission and provide continued value to our stakeholders. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to our Institute.


In addition to your safety, AIP wants you to love working at the Institute, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?


We offer a comprehensive and generous total compensation package including competitive pay, commuter benefits, and free parking (once we return to the office).



Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.



  • At least two years of college completed with an interest in science, education, communications, and/or non-profits.
  • Must be dependable, detail-oriented, and internet-savvy with strong oral presentation and writing skills.
  • Experience in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and google products is required.
  • Physical ability to perform lifting, assembly, and disassembly of display components. The ideal candidate will have proven ability to work within a diverse team environment.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience writing to undergraduate audiences around STEM or education is required for contributions to the SPS Observer.
  • Familiarity with databases preferred but not required. Python, or equivalent, experience is a plus but not required.
  • A background in physics, astronomy, or STEM is preferred. Strong connection to undergraduate education and social media is highly preferred.


* Candidates should complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume.



Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP is a federation of societies that advances, promotes, and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at

If you have the qualifications for the above position, please click here to apply:


The American Institute of Physics is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Please apply through this link or copy and paste the address to a web browser:   Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume and a completed application.  

Job Types: Part-Time.

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