Senior Education & Workforce Development Specialist


Senior Education & Workforce Development Specialist at American Institute Of Chemical Engineers

NEW YORK, NY 10005

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), founded in 1908, is a professional association of more than 60,000 chemical engineers worldwide. AIChE fosters and disseminates chemical engineering knowledge, supports the professional and personal growth of its members, and applies the expertise of its members to address societal needs and improve the quality of life.

Position Summary

The Senior Education & Workforce Development Specialist, Academy will be responsible for the successful implementation of all Academy Education & Workforce Development Programs, including but not limited to: eLearning courses, live webinars, face-to-face courses, EWD projects through partnerships with Academy members, a professional credential, an intern program, K-12 outreach program, undergraduate student competition, and custom training programs for company partners (e.g. co-op training program, full-time engineer training program, built off of Academy Intern Program). The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who enjoys working with students, can converse and collaborate with technical experts, is comfortable with public speaking, and has a high degree of attention to detail and initiative.


  • Collaborate with internal departments (Academy, marketing, web, IT, Customer Service, sales) to ensure completion of milestones
  • Provide budget proposal and manage approved department budget including submission of required documents and reporting
  • Plan, schedule and oversee educational offerings and implementation of courses and webinars
  • Recruit and, where necessary, contract with subject matter experts and vendors to develop educational content
  • Oversee the successful completion of existing Academy EWD projects
  • Ensure educational content quality and the alignment of content to established learning objectives
  • Coordinate and manage Academy Intern Program including setting schedule for recurring spring, summer and fall programs, communications for nomination deadlines, assigning content to students, troubleshooting, and facilitating weekly meetings
  • Responsible for the implementation of a pilot undergraduate engineering competition
  • Collaborate with external partners to manage and oversee the implementation a Academy K-12 career discovery program
  • Manage the implementation of a process intensification professional credential
  • Execution of custom training program with external partners and accountable for customer satisfaction


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Psychology, Science or Engineering required; Master’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Psychology, Science or Engineering a plus
  • Proven experience in with training and content development with 3-5 years of relevant work experience required; 5-7 years a plus
  • Working knowledge of learning theories in instructional design, principles of pedagogy, adult learning theories, and emerging education technologies
  • Familiarity with e-learning platforms, standards, and practices
  • Excellent written and communication skills including the ability to develop and give impactful presentations
  • Experience in project management with demonstrated ability to plan timelines, implement projects and complete milestones
  • Able to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully within a highly collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers, faculty, and senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and tackle challenges and opportunities not previously mentioned
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products; experience with Slack and Learning Management Systems (LMS) a plus
  • 15% travel required
  • Professional certification (e.g. CPLP) is a plus

Interested candidates may email their resume and cover letter to Please note the title of the position in the subject line of the email. Learn more about ACADEMY at

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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