Program Coordinator, Education (Full-Time)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator.  Based in Washington, DC, ASM is part of one of science’s most exciting fields. ASM is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, energetic individual who is looking for a great opportunity.  The incumbent would be responsible for coordinating the ASM fellowship program and overseeing department wide administrative tasks.  This responsibility includes coordinating and communicating with nearly 200 applicants, 100 fellows, and 50 reviewers and committee members to manage four fellowship programs. The incumbent serves as the primary support person for the fellows; he/she confirms policies and procedures, plans and hosts orientation and annual research symposium, processes stipend payments and reimbursable expenses, and solicits and collects interim and final reports. 

If you are ready for a real challenge and to make a real difference in science, apply for this unique position today. 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of experience developing fellowship programs and professional development program content for trainees
  • Experience working in nonprofit and/or collegiate environment
  • Experience working with volunteers to achieve common goals and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional administrative skills experience
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Highly proficient in generating reports from data collected via Google, Microsoft (Excel or Access), and/or other data collection systems.
  • Experience setting up, supporting and delivering online webinars or meetings (Adobe, Skype for Business or similar) a plus
  • Understanding of learning management systems or association management systems, a plus
  • Highly organized.  Ability to prioritize, multi-task, follow-through, and meet deadlines.
  • Critical writer. Ability to write correspondence, reports, guidelines and instructions 
  • Team player. Ability to solicit ideas and feedback, and work collaboratively with others
  • Travel required

Please submit salary requirements, cover letter and resume to: ASM, Attn: HR, 1752 N Street, NW, Washington, DC  20036 or email to EOE.