Join our team, sharing the latest scientific advances in light-based technologies from around the world, including biomedical optics, astronomy, lasers, solar, nanotechnology, and more! Make a difference doing important work with a successful, international not-for-profit organization.
Full-time, 40 hours per week position available, with flexible work hours, and mix of in-person and remote options.
Description of duties
In cooperation with the Industry Strategy Team, plans, budgets, develops, oversees, and documents Industry programming for SPIE Events and potential new application meetings. Works closely with internal clients for scope, budget, and established strategic goals. In addition, works with upper management to ensure scope and direction of each project is on schedule and aligned with industry, organizational, and event priorities. Included is the organization and production of annual industry award events. Will act, in cooperation with Marketing Department, as Marketing Lead for Industry activities and will contribute effectively to messaging regarding SPIE’s position as a world-renowned organizer of optics and photonics events with strong ties to the photonics industry. Builds cooperative relationships with volunteers and industry leaders.
Education & Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a scientific discipline served by SPIE, and/or Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related field.
Minimum three years’ experience in program management or project management role.
Ideal candidate has experience with the technologies practiced by the constituency of SPIE or have equivalent experience in a similar technical society.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI): SPIE recognizes that diversity and inclusion drive innovation, excellence, and new knowledge. Bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives makes us stronger and supports our mission. We offer a collaborate work environment and strive to create a culture of belonging for all our employees.
Compensation includes: Competitive wage, annual discretionary bonus, defined contribution retirement plan with additional company match and paid-time-off plan beginning at 31 days per year.
Benefits package includes: Medical, dental & vision benefits provided. Health savings accounts are partially funded by SPIE. Flexible spending accounts for dependent care and dental/vision expenses available. Employee life & disability insurance provided, dependent life insurance available through payroll deduction. Many learning & development opportunities including tuition reimbursement & leadership development.
Location: Physical work location in Bellingham, WA. Occasional telecommuting available. Travel to event locations required.
Culture: Our workplace offers onsite volleyball and soccer, lunch food trucks, costume contests, picnics, parties & more. We are located in Bellingham, WA where you will find the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, incredible scenery, strong schools, great breweries, and more, making this an amazing place to work and live.
Please send a resume & cover letter, indicating how your experience & qualifications match the requirements & why you will be successful in this position to:
All materials must be received by 5 p.m. 08-July-2022.
SPIE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies.
Serving 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.
SPIE annually organizes and sponsors approximately 25 major technical forums, exhibitions, and education programs in North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific, where more than 35,000 scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs showcase the latest innovations across a wide range of technologies.
SPIE publishes the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research with more than 500,000 papers from SPIE journals, conference proceedings and presentations, and eBooks. Research spans biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging.
Over the past five years, SPIE has contributed more than $22 million to the international optics community through our advocacy and support, including scholarships, educational resources, travel grants, endowed gifts, and public-policy development.
Membership includes Fellows and Senior Member programs. The Society has named more than 1,500 SPIE Members as Fellows since 1955, and implemented its Senior Member program in 2008.
The SPIE awards program serves to recognize outstanding contributions from individuals throughout the scientific community.
The SPIE international office is located in Bellingham, Washington and the SPIE Europe office is located in Cardiff, Wales.