The American Chemical Society’s Membership & Society Services Division is responsible for recruiting, retaining and recognizing members. A critical component of the Division is the Membership department, which is responsible for developing and delivering the programs, products, and services that create value for ACS’s 156,000 members worldwide. A critical component of the Membership Division is the Member Programs and Communities (MP&C) unit. MP&C is responsible for supporting ACS local sections, international chapters, and technical divisions, recognizing members and key professionals in the field, and managing programs, product and services for various member segments including underrepresented groups and industry partners.
Reporting to the Director, Member Programs & Communities, the Assistant Director of Member Programs plays a significant role in advising and contributing to the success of the entire division by planning and executing programs for ACS members and stakeholders. The incumbent is a creative and strategic thinker who oversees diversity, member recognition, and awards programs, component and career services. With six direct reports, the Assistant Director will work collaboratively with ACS staff and volunteer leaders to manage programs, products and services designed to increase member engagement and satisfaction.
Work collaboratively with the other members of the MP&C management team to set departmental direction and formulate strategies to help the unit meet revenue, member engagement and member satisfaction goals
Ensure programs and services are meeting the needs of the target audiences within the scope of the individual initiative
Foster positive and productive relationships with volunteer leaders, including committees, local sections, international chapters, agency partners and other relevant stakeholders
Manage multiple budgets, including responsibility for determining how budgets and resources are allocated across business units and projects
Interact with other ACS units and divisions to execute activities that advance the priorities of the Society and drive value to members
Proactively communicate with other ACS stakeholders to ensure that other relevant ACS initiatives are informed by the input and perspective of its essential communities and components
Travel to support local sections, technical divisions, international chapters, and ACS National Meeting as needed
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and seven years of related experience with three years of leadership and supervision experience. Degree in the chemical sciences or equivalent work experience in the chemical industry is highly desirable. Project management experience required. Excellent writing and communication skills, ability to work within a highly collaborative team environment, and attention to detail required. Must have computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
About American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of the chemical sciences. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.ACS is dynamic and visionary, committed to “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.”This vision ? developed and adopted by the ACS Board of Directors after broad consultation with the membership ? fully complements the ACS Mission statement, which is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” Together, these two statements represent our ultimate reason for being and provide a strategic framework for our efforts.ACS publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career p...rograms in chemistry. We also give more than $22 million every year in grants for research in petroleum and related fields. We also play a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in our lives.