The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a contract Education Specialist. Based in Washington, DC, ASM is part of one of science’s most exciting fields. ASM is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, energetic individual who is looking for a great opportunity. The incumbent would be responsible for developing and supporting ABRCMS yearlong professional development and mentoring activities. Responsibilities include working with subject matter experts to deliver the courses; developing and supporting a mentoring network as well as building and managing virtual learning communities. This is a 4-year contract position.
If you are ready for a real challenge and to make a real difference in science, apply for this unique position today.
• Advanced degree in STEM field; 4-6 years of experience sponsoring online courses and learning communities • Experience developing professional development training for student and faculty • Experience working with underrepresented communities and STEM community • Highly proficient with technologies and platforms to support education, training and communications. Extensive experience setting up, supporting and delivering online webinars or meetings (Adobe, Skype or similar). • Be an excellent communicator, critical thinker and writer. Ability to write de nova content for public understanding Proficient with social media channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and user of digital platforms (i.e. website, blogs etc.) • Understanding of effective practices in learning communities • Highly organized. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, follow-through, and meet deadlines. • Team player, ability to communicate well and work collaboratively with others • Understanding of learning management systems or association management systems, a plus • Travel required
Please submit salary requirements, cover letter and resume to: ASM, Attn: HR, 1752 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 or email to HR@asmusa.org. EOE.
About American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.