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December 6th, 2011

ACerS job opening: Corporate program development manager

Published on December 6th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

If you have an advanced degree in materials science, are passionate about engineered ceramics, have an entrepreneurial spirit with a talent for building business relationships, and like being at the intersection of industry, government, academia and a professional society, ACerS would like to talk to you!

Job Description
We are seeking a Corporate Program Development Manager to serve as the principal resource for ACerS corporate and industrial members, to grow this segment of membership and develop new information products and services. This position will facilitate channels of communication between Corporate, Academia and Government agency members. Will work with appropriate government agencies to generate funding for expansion of ACerS activities and mission, i.e., promoting the research and development of ceramic and advanced materials in manufacturing and the broader economy. Serve as ‘ombudsman’ for Corporate members so that they are represented in development of ACerS information products and services, e.g., workshops, newsletters and conferences. Create opportunities for building productive relationships between business executives, University technology transfer programs and appropriate government agencies.

The American Ceramic Society is a global leader in supporting scientific research, emerging technologies and current applications in ceramics and advanced materials systems. The Society’s 9000+ members include engineers, scientists, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals, and others in related materials disciplines from more than 80 countries.

Job Requirements
Minimum of MS (PhD preferred) in ceramics and/or materials science engineering. Five to seven years of experience in roles of escalating responsibility. Candidates must possess exceptional writing, speaking and communication skills with some experience in IP issues, tech transfer and product commercialization, government policy and project funding as it relates to the field of advanced materials. Ability to do grant writing and fundraising, engaging these same organizations, would also be desirable.

Desired personal characteristics: Self-motivated with an entrepreneur’s mindset, healthy self-confidence, and an ability to form strategic relationships with senior level personnel in corporate, government and academic settings.

For consideration, submit resume with cover letter, salary requirements and references via e-mail (preferred) to: jobs@ceramics.org

OR mail to:
The American Ceramic Society
Human Resources Department
600 N. Cleveland Avenue
Suite 210
Westerville, OH 43082

 


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