Reporting to the Deputy Executive Officer (DEO), The Senior Director, Education & Research is a strategic senior management role responsible for leading and supporting the Institute’s programs focused on education and research. This role will foster collaboration among the distinctive departments that span AIP’s education and research activities and enable each program to achieve its full potential. In collaboration with AIP education and research program directors, this Senior Director will develop operational and long-range planning and will lead in the creation of a shared vision that responds to the strategic goals and objectives of the Institute. The Senior Director will apply advanced knowledge and skills in higher education, research, leadership, budgeting, and administration to ensure the continuation of excellence within programs, projects and processes for AIP education and research programs. The Senior Director will cultivate relationships with direct reports and their teams, as well as with external stakeholders benefiting AIP’s mission and vision.
Key Position Requirements:
Master’s Degree or higher (PhD preferred) in a relevant field (such as physical sciences, history or philosophy of science, library and archives, social sciences or in another related field).
Strategic, visionary, and innovative leadership skills with 10+ years of relevant experience in a multifaceted organization of comparable size and mission to that of AIP in the not-for-profit sector, scientific education, and/or research.
Candidate must have a proven track record of scholarly work in a relevant area.
Proven confidence and ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders across many sectors and disciplines.
Strong leadership in change management with the ability to inspire and build a culture of innovation, teamwork, and accountability.
Administration experience, specifically in staff supervision, program assessment, and budget management.
Strong communication skills, emotional intelligence, with a focus toward inclusion and accessibility.
Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification or equivalent experience beneficial.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP), based in College Park, Maryland, has a rich history and mission to advance, promote and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. As a federation of physical sciences societies, AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Students and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit membership corporation.
The American Institute of Physics advances, promotes and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity.
As a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers programs, products and services that:
•Advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications;
•Enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines;
•Enable and foster collaborative efforts among stakeholders in the physical sciences; and
•Promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.
AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community.
AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Stu...dents and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.