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The American Physical Society (APS), a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics, seeks a skilled administrative support specialist to fill the position of Diversity Programs Coordinator. This position is based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD (near DC Metro Green Line). Supporting the Education and Diversity Department, the Coordinator provides administrative support to the National Mentoring Community (NMC), a program with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minorities awarded bachelor’s degrees in physics. In addition, this position assists with other department activities as needed.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Experience: Minimum three years of work experience required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision for extended periods, proactively identify and respond to needs, and exercise judgment. Must have ability to take initiative in identifying and responding to issues as they arise. Strong polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and ability to handle several complex projects simultaneously are necessary. Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential. Customer service orientation desired. Ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives of others is essential. Need to demonstrate willingness and ability to work as a team player. Must be able to travel a few times per year.
To apply, send cover letter, including salary requirements and resume to the attention of Human Resources via e-mail: email@example.com.
APS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.