Foundation Program Coordinator

Website The American Ceramic Society

The American Ceramic Society’s (ACerS) Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation has a full-time position available for a Program Coordinator in our Westerville, Ohio office.  A hybrid remote work schedule is available for local candidates.  The Program Coordinator will direct the planning, implementation, marketing, and evaluation of the outreach activities and educational programs of The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation and The American Ceramic Society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Program coordination and implementation: Manage the planning, coordination, tracking, and reporting of program activities, monitor program budgets and expenditures, and communicate with program volunteers and participants.

·       Program Development: Assist with the development and refinement of the educational outreach programs of the Foundation and ACerS.

·       Program Response: Provide thorough and timely customer service by screening correspondence (phone calls, email and postal mail), handling requests for information, and answering questions about the Foundation’s programs.

·       Program Communication: Develop program related marketing and communication materials such as brochures, press releases, fact sheets, tool kits, marketing flyers, social media posts, and educational handouts.

·       Outreach Events and Meetings: Plan, attend, and represent the Foundation at program related meetings, workshops, and outreach events, as necessary.

·       Grant Administration: Oversee the Foundation’s grant award process by receiving, organizing, and tracking grant applications and grant reports, coordinating grant information for Board review, writing and distribution of all grant award letters and disbursements, and grant information updates for online application, website and other social media.

·       Board Administration: Coordinate Foundation Board meetings including obtaining locations, notifying attendees and tracking RSVPs, prepare and distribute Board of Trustee meeting materials, record and distribute Board of Trustee meeting minutes.

·       Fundraising Support: Support CGIF fundraising activities by conducting research, processing gifts, producing gift receipts, assembling mailing lists, assisting in the creation of appeals, and managing state charitable registrations for ACerS.

Position Requirements:

– Requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, marketing or communications with 2+ years of relevant experience, association experience preferred.
– Must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, strong writing and presentation skills, and strong computer skills.
– Ability to understand technical subject matters and work effectively with technical members.
– Ability and confidence to apply knowledge and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
– Some travel for this position is a requirement.

TO APPLY:  Submit cover letter with salary requirement and resume via email to: [email protected]


The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is the leading international professional membership organization for ceramic, glass, and materials scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, sales professionals, educators, and students. ACerS publishes journals, periodicals, and books; organizes meetings and expositions; and offers technical information through web and print outlets. ACerS extensive website ( provides online access to its journals, Ceramic Tech Today newsblog, ACerS Bulletin membership magazine, videos, student and young professional career resources, and specialized technical knowledge. The Society serves over 11,000 members from more than 70 countries.

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) ( is an initiative of ACerS to ensure that the global ceramic and glass industry is able to attract and train the highest quality talent available to work with this unique class of engineered materials.

ACerS offers a complete benefit package including medical, vision, dental, life, and accident insurance, short and long term disability, paid time-off, flexible work schedule, and a deferred savings plan.

ACerS values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation; all candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis.

TO APPLY:  Submit cover letter with salary requirement and resume via email to: [email protected]

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