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If you have a passion to work hard to find solutions, create value, and push boundaries in the field of Materials Science & Technology,  then this is the place where you should consider working at.

Director Finance

Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Who We Are:

American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement in functional materials for the betterment of world and the mankind. The association is comprised of the family of world renowned scientists and researchers from the field of functional materials that have passion to make difference in the world by sharing their expertise whoever needs it.

Key Responsibilities

Develop accounting policies and establish the accounting data structure to assure that financial statements, tax returns, and grant reports (including indirect costs) are compliant with GAAP, government regulations, and best practices for not for profit organization.
Establish and oversee roadmap for continuous improvement in transaction processing systems and implementation of changes to the systems to reflect new types of transactions, and integration with other departmental systems. 
Develop financial report formats and present financial reports (management, audited, annual report, bank covenants, etc.) in an accurate and timely manner, oversee preparation of financial statements, monitor progress and changes, and develop and maintain array of financial and operational performance metrics.
Maintain knowledge of tax regulations and provide financial input to tax planning efforts, coordinate with legal and outside accountants on tax issues.
Establish goals for Finance group, manage, coach, and develop accounting staff members, leveraging skills to drive process improvements and simplifications and maintaining a supportive work environment.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance or Business Administration. MBA preferred.
At least 10 years of work experience in audit, finance or consulting position in non-profit organizations
Preparation of financial statements and tax returns for a not for profit entity
Strong financial systems experience
Positive attitude with willingness to learn new things and get more challenging tasks

Director Licensing

Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Who We Are:

American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement in functional materials for the betterment of world and the mankind. The association is comprised of the family of world renowned scientists and researchers from the field of functional materials that have passion to make difference in the world by sharing their expertise whoever needs it.

Key Responsibilities

Supervise, develop, and coach Licensing & Rights Managers and Rights & Permissions Coordinator to ensure optimal capacity, engagement, and training of division staff and smooth, timely operations.
updating the strategic plan and implementing new strategic initiatives
Maintain strong, collaborative relationships and communications with staff at all levels of the organization in order to optimize the two-way flow of product and licensing information.
Share and seek out best practices and knowledge.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Business Administration
At least 10 years of experience in managing/leading content licensing operations, preferably in a nonprofit setting
Experience with contract drafting and legal processes
Strategic thinking

Director: Technical Consultancy Services

Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Who We Are:

American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement in functional materials for the betterment of world and the mankind. The association is comprised of the family of world renowned scientists and researchers from the field of functional materials that have passion to make difference in the world by sharing their expertise whoever needs it.

Key Responsibilities

Providing consulting services to academic & industries in functional materials projects such as technology planning etc.

Utilize scientific background to assist in the programmatic development of scientific projects for a professional materials science audience; and review and maintain the of existing content within the AAAFM portfolio for industry professionals

Performs detailed, intensive research, including thorough on-site assessments, to formulate accurate and effective solutions or plans to address the client’s specified needs.

Maintain strong, collaborative relationships and communications with materials science professionals for smooth operation and completion of projects.

Lead, empower and motivate engineering teams responsible for the design and development of products and systems that meet the evolving needs of our customers.

Strategically plan and lead large teams involved in major programs and critical technical initiatives.

Effectively operate within a team environment to enlist the support of others and achieve programmatic goals, and provide exemplary customer service to members.

Provides well-written, technically accurate, and logically defensible reports to clients

Qualifications

Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Materials Science & Engineering

Minimum 5 years of experience in managing and supporting projects in materials related field

Experience in technical projects development and completion in both academia and industry

Proven ability to think strategically and creatively while offering insight and recommendations.

Superior communication skills across audiences and formats; demonstration of cross-team collaboration.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications with an openness to learning new technology.

Editorial Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Who We Are:

American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement in functional materials for the betterment of world and the mankind. The association is comprised of the family of world renowned scientists and researchers from the field of functional materials that have passion to make difference in the world by sharing their expertise whoever needs it.

Key Responsibilities

Learn workflow and skills and task performed by other Editorial Team members to be able to function as backup if necessary.
PCheck and correct final galleys proofs to deliver Master Galleys to production on time as assigned each week. This work will include corresponding with authors, production staff, editors, and others to define and resolve problems as necessary.
Check revised manuscripts submitted to the Journal for completeness according to a list of requirements provided by the Publisher to the Contractor. This work will also include corresponding with authors, production staff, editors, and others to define and resolve problems as necessary.
Support maintaining editor databases.
Contact authors, reviewers, and editors to advance the Journal’s peer review process in a manner agreed by the Publisher and Contractor.
Attend editorial team meetings, both in the AAAFM office and online.
Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in English or a science-related discipline and 2-3 years of experience working in a professional setting. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
Strong professional writing and verbal skills needed for interacting with editors, authors, and reviewers.
Strong organization, multitasking, and time management skills needed for juggling many diverse tasks.
Strong skills in identifying, communicating, and addressing novel problems needed to address manuscript processing under deadline.
Strong ability and skill to working independently coupled with strong ethic for teamwork and collaboration when needed, necessary for working in small, highly cross-functional team.
Strong working knowledge of MS Office and Adobe software.
Willingness to adapt to new tasks, workflows, and tools in changing organizational environment.

Program Officer

Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Who We Are:

American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement in functional materials for the betterment of world and the mankind. The association is comprised of the family of world renowned scientists and researchers from the field of functional materials that have passion to make difference in the world by sharing their expertise whoever needs it.

Key Responsibilities

Developing and implementing the Annual and Midyear meetings, including plenaries and program tracks, interest group sessions, continuing legal education, academic and professional development activities, and other events.
• Developing and implementing educational programming, including conferences, special events, interest group activities, and educational resources and research activities.
Coordinate with AAAFM staff assigned to assist with events.
Create AAAFM website content and promotional materials for all education activities
Assist with the design and implementation of programs to support Academic, Law Firm, and Publisher Partnerships.

Qualifications

Graduate degree in international relations, Management (or similar field) required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong organization, multitasking, and time management skills needed for juggling many diverse tasks.
Good International event management skill are required.
Ability to work flexible hours in support of education programs.
Program management skills, including design, implementation, and evaluation of existing and new programmatic goals.
Strong initiative and follow-through, the ability to multi-task effectively, including prioritization of competing obligations, and the ability to work under pressure.

Managing Editor

Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Who We Are:

American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement in functional materials for the betterment of world and the mankind. The association is comprised of the family of world renowned scientists and researchers from the field of functional materials that have passion to make difference in the world by sharing their expertise whoever needs it.

Key Responsibilities

Helps develop and implement an outreach campaign for identifying and building relationships with science experts and journalists.
Conceives, writes, and edits introductory materials, including outreach and promotional materials about the new service, as well as topical fact sheets for journalists.
Helps research the landscape of communications training modules for experts and contributes to planning towards the service’s achievement of its communications training goals.
Oversees the process to determine the best approach for identifying database or similar software system that enables the detailed management of information regarding scientific communications stakeholders.
In collaboration with technical consultants, oversees the selection, purchase and/or adaptation of a commercial or custom designed software system able to fulfill the service’s immediate and long-term needs.
Assists the Director in both editorial and technical domains as necessary for the success of the expert/journalist software system.
Works closely with counterparts in AAAS to ensure smooth sharing of information between the new system and existing databases.
ICommunicates with various staff and experts to ensure that the service’s core mission is met over time.
Additional duties as needed

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in science, communications, or journalism preferred, with a Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in journalism, communications, and public/media affairs.
Minimum 5 years’ experience managing or coordinating complex projects involving technical/digital communications-related platforms.
Excellent writing, meticulous editing, and strong verbal communications skills.
Strong understanding of journalism and the digital media landscape.
Ability to work independently and on deadline.
Willing and able to adapt to challenges and necessary responsibilities.

Communications and Web Development Intern

Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Who We Are:

American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement in functional materials for the betterment of world and the mankind. The association is comprised of the family of world renowned scientists and researchers from the field of functional materials that have passion to make difference in the world by sharing their expertise whoever needs it.

Key Responsibilities

Code and format electronic invitations and other email communications using marketing automation platform.
Create surveys using Form Assembly.
Create and update web pages in Wordpress, Drupal etc.
Research and write various publications, such as “Fellows in Print”.
Research venues for expanded outreach to recruit scientists and engineers.
Maintain contact and social media lists.
Additional duties as needed

Qualifications

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a university/college program or a recent graduate.
Intermediate knowledge of HTML and web design best practices.
Experience with Wordpress, Drupal preferred.
Familiarity with Excel, Salesforce/CRMs, and marketing automation platforms, a plus.
Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in Outlook and MS Word
Strong internet research and database search skills.

Marketing Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Who We Are:

American Association for Advances in Functional Materials (AAAFM) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement in functional materials for the betterment of world and the mankind. The association is comprised of the family of world renowned scientists and researchers from the field of functional materials that have passion to make difference in the world by sharing their expertise whoever needs it.

Key Responsibilities

Assist Institutional Licensing team with day to day marketing tasks – coordinating marketing projects and activities as requested; demonstrating a high level of flexibility and dedication to success.
Plan meetings and trade shows and events by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.
Prepare a variety of monthly reports and marketing automation systems on marketing effort and impact.
Manage and measure the timely booking and uploading of campaigns.
Assist with the production and distribution of marketing communication and customer training materials.
Pre-qualify sales leads.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in marketing or relevant field.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal; awareness of building strong and effective working relationships both internally and externally).
At least 1-3 years of related work or internship experience.
Strong understanding of traditional and emerging marketing channels.
Well organized and self-motivated.
Ability to work independently and on deadline.

Note:

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees irrespective of their race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran or any other legally protected status.