Associate Project Manager

The Associate Project Manager is someone who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and takes the initiative to seek out information, knowledge, and development proactively. This person is a resourceful problem solver who is savvy with technology and finds effective and efficient solutions to complex problems. The Associate Project Manager is someone who works well with others and is great at multitasking. 

The Associate Project Manager will work on the various education programs projects and closely collaborate with the IT department to ensure flawless execution of projects and deliverables related to the Society’s STEM research competitions and equity and outreach programs. As a member of the Science Education Programs department, the Associate Project Manager’s work will impact students, teachers, and fair directors across the Society’s network of 400 science fairs representing more than 70 countries, regions, and territories.  This person will report to the Chief Program Officer. 

This is a non-exempt position.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Assist in monitoring and reviewing project progress and timelines; identify and resolve issues to ensure project success. 
  • Assist with the management of day-to-day project execution. 
  • Assist with project planning, tracking, documentation, and communication, including issue and change management. 
  • Draft and document requirements and participate in internal and external specification review meetings.
  • Adopt a standardized development lifecycle methodology for all projects. 
  • Write, review, and execute quality control and quality assurance as needed. 
  • Prepare user and training documentation where applicable.
  • Make use of lean principles, design thinking, and agile methodologies to deliver successful projects.
  • Assist with website edits, program emails, and data requests

Competencies

  • Excellent project management (including prioritization and organization) skills 
  • Database management and data analysis skills
  • Outstanding and effective interpersonal skills; along with strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated, organized, efficient and process-oriented 
  • Strong business acumen and in-depth analytical skills. 
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment 
  • Affinity for the educational, science and outreach goals of Society for Science

Required Education and Experience

  • BA/BS degree in any discipline and a minimum of 2 years work experience
  • Advanced technical skills and experience with software packages like Excel, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Teams, and Word.

Desirable

  • A degree in education, data science or business
  • Relational database knowledge (SQL, Access, Airtable, The Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or other database software) and experience with online data acquisition platforms (Form Assembly, Survey Monkey, etc.).
  • Website management, especially experience using a CMS to package and publish content to website. Basic coding knowledge is a plus.
  • Experience with analyzing and presenting data visualizations.

Physical Requirements

This role’s work involves remaining in a stationary position most of the time in front of a computer, using a keyboard, mouse, and telephone. It also involves regularly operating a computer and other office equipment, occasionally moving about the work site to access file cabinets office equipment and communicating or exchanging information with co-workers and other individuals in person or electronically.  Must be able to travel to programs, approximately 3 weeks of the year.

Additional Information 

Society staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic until February 28, 2022 when this status will be reexamined. This position will be based in Washington, DC.

Society for Science has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for employees, as applicable. Exceptions to the vaccine requirement may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons.  

To Apply:

Please apply through Applicant Pro https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/societyforscience/jobs/2250674-560507

A cover letter and professional resume is required to be considered for this position. 

About Society for Science

Society for Science (Society) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement; to inform, educate, and inspire. We do this work through our award-winning Science News media group and world-class science competitions: the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (Regeneron ISEF), and Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). Regeneron ISEF and Broadcom MASTERS begin at local, regional, state, and national fairs that affiliate with the Society to participate. This network includes more than 400 science fairs representing more than 70 countries, regions, and territories. 

Society statement: We must work together to build a future without racism that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion.No matter who you are or where you come from, you are welcome at the Society. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit and job performance.

The Society is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. The Society recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy,     transgender status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.