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AAPT K-12 Program Manager Search

The American Association of Physics Teachers seeks an experienced high school physics teacher to serve as its first K-12 Program Manager. 

Essential Functions:

The American Association of Physics Teachers is seeking a full-time K-12 Program Manager who will be responsible for developing new programs and enhancing existing programs that support the professional development of K-12 teachers of physics.  S/he will work with other AAPT staff and members in developing grant proposals to support AAPT’s K-12 programs.  In addition, s/he will work with AAPT’s marketing and membership departments to promote AAPT to K-12 teachers of physics. The K-12 Program Manager will perform other duties as assigned.


The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in physics or closely related field and four or more years experience teaching high school physics in the U.S.  The candidate should also have experience offering professional development workshops to K-12 teachers of physics and a familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts, and Advanced Placement programs in physics.  The ideal candidate must have the ability to interact with and support a diverse staff and external constituents as well as the ability to work independently with little or no supervision.  The successful candidate must be well-organized, self-motivated, enterprising, detail-oriented, and remain flexible under pressure, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong decision-making ability are required.  Teleworking options as well as flexibility in the work schedule are negotiable.

If you feel you have the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, please send a cover letter, your resume, and the names and contact information of at least three references to k12position@aapt.org or fax (301) 209-0845. To guarantee full consideration, applications must be completed by May 15, 2015. The review of applicants will continue until the position is filled. Questions and inquiries should be addressed to eo@aapt.org.