Who we are: The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.
Position Summary: The Web Strategist supports the strategic planning, development, and implementation of the. Society’s web properties. This position works with other members of the Web team and Communications Department, as well as with both internal and external stakeholders to discover and define problems in order to deliver the best outcomes. The Web Strategist is a generalist capable of helping others to produce their best work, as well as taking a lead role when necessary to drive diverse projects over the finish line.
A Typical Week May Look Like This:
Contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Society-wide web strategy.
Lead the user experience process, including research, interviews, and design, under the guidance of the Head of Web Strategy.
Constantly assess and identify opportunities for improvement to the user experience through testing and iteration, and qualitative/quantitative analysis, including Lean methodologies.
Support and contribute to the planning and development of microsites and other web properties, including Meetings, Community sites, and partner programs.
Facilitate strong collaboration among the web team and others who support APS web properties, including Marketing, IT, and other stakeholders.
Lead iteration and improvements of website design and layout.
Work with Web Producers to improve presentation of content while guiding users toward completion of priority tasks.
Curate accessibility and ease-of-use, with special attention to WCAG guidelines and Section 508 requirements.
To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:
Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
Promote effective physics education for all
The core values that drive our mission are:
The Scientific Method
Truth and Integrity
Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
Education and Learning
The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Kimberly Browne, Senior Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org
The role is temporarily 100% remote and will be based in the relevant department home office (College Park, MD, Ridge, NY or Washington, DC) when on-site work resumes.
We welcome you to apply today!
Is This You:
Education: Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in web design, information technology, computer science, communications, or other related fields, required
Specialized training in fields of UX/UI Design, encouraged
6+ years of progressive experience managing or developing medium-to-large content management system implementations
Web design skills, including the ability to produce attractive web layouts based on existing materials, and ability to communicate needs to designers
Practical Experience with Accessibility Testing, including WebAIM, VoiceOver and NVDA, a plus
Strong presentation skills, with the ability to communicate both design and technical details to non-technical audiences
Proficient with HTML, CSS, responsive frameworks, Google Analytics, SEO, scripting languages, and content management systems
Practical experience with marketing tools, including analytics/tag managers/campaign management tools/email marketing platforms
Practical experience and a sound understanding of digital marketing, engagement analysis, analytics, web design, content strategy, and information architecture
Previous experience working with nonprofit associations or scientific publishing industry
Self-starter with ability to be productive with minimal direction
Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules
Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently
Internal Number: 1150-CP-APS
About American Physical Society
To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we
Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership.
Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination.
Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science.
Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world.
Promote effective physics education for all.