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Project Manager

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20005
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The American Association for the Advancement of Science seeks a full-time Project Manager to join our fast-paced cross-functional team that develops and executes native and branded content projects for clients in science. This individual will serve as post-sale project manager and handle broad operations responsibilities for the team.

As a Project Manager, you'll work with various stakeholders at different levels of the organization to manage projects and improve transparency. You’ll provide diplomatic and timely communication in an agile work environment with iterative planning and delivery cycles. You will work primarily with our custom publishing editorial and sales teams, as well as contracts, marketing, and production groups. 

Are you ready to be a Force of Science? 

What You’ll Do

  • Plan and manage multiple concurrent custom publishing projects
  • Assist in working with key domestic and international stakeholders to develop a clear understanding of a business need, define the project goals, and ensure alignment with strategic objectives
  • Apply project management tools/techniques
  • Drive improvements to process as it relates to custom publishing projects
  • Manage multiple stakeholders, aligning on common goals and communicating risks; help to run effective meetings
  • Develop and maintain project plans, identify resource needs, and manage project schedules
  • Build relationships of trust across functions and organizations; collaborate effectively across teams to define strategy, goals and commitment to timelines and deliverables
  • Anticipate the needs, risks, and challenges of your projects
  • Develop creative and practical solutions based on evaluation of multiple factors
  • Deliver value by leading project teams and by driving effective collaboration with team members, stakeholders, and other Project Managers
  • Drive projects forward amid stalling forces
  • Recommend improvements to established business processes while continuing to deliver high value in execution
  • Assist in the development of a team culture, including but not limited to driving regular team meetings, team building activities, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Project management certification a plus
  • 3+ years’ work experience in project management; content creation experience a plus
  • Media, publishing, or agency experience—or equivalent experience with client-side content team—preferred 
  • Work directly with clients on the creation of custom projects
  • Experience in digital and print publishing or advertising a plus
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and a good communicator 
  • Strong communication and cross-collaboration skills 
  • Experience in project management tools/applications (e.g., Hive, Microsoft Excel, Salesforce) 
  • Attention to detail and strong sense of time management/adherence to schedules 
  • Assignment duties/coordination with project creators 
  • Administrative management: maintenance of databases/project files, meeting set up/management, preparation of meeting minutes, etc.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Post-sale project management 
  • Operations oversight 
  • Content strategy development during pitch phase 

Application Process

Submit a resume and cover letter by November 21, 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A Recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview. 


DC Metro Area is strongly preferred but open to remote workers in select states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where AAAS has a business presence, you may not be eligible for this position. Please contact our Talent Team at jobs@aaas.org with any questions regarding your eligibility. 

The anticipated initial rate of compensation for this position is between $70,000 and $80,000 per year. AAAS currently provides the following benefits for this position: paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid holidays, health insurance, flexible spending account, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, retirement benefits, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance, each subject to the terms of the applicable program. Additional benefits may apply. 

Any actual offer of employment, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be made in the sole discretion of AAAS and will be based on a variety of factors, including years of experience, depth of experience, and other relevant factors. AAAS reserves the right to amend or modify its employment benefits and compensation structure at any time. 

AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.



  • Publishing / Printing
Posted: 2021-11-03 Expires: 2021-12-18

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