Development Manager

We are the American Association of Physics Teachers. Our mission is to advance physics teaching and learning by serving as the trusted hub for valued resources and programs, facilitating strong professional networks, and supporting members to advocate for physics education. AAPT aspires to create a  future where the understanding of physics, driven by a vibrant, diverse, and empowered community of educators, researchers, and learners, increasingly benefits the world.

The American Association of Physics Teachers is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation. AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and rewards excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.  For more information, see


The part-time AAPT Development Manager will join the AAPT at an exciting time as the association scales its fundraising program. The position will help the CEO by identifying fundraising opportunities, developing relationships with potential donors within and beyond AAPT members, and managing an annual development plan which includes fundraising appeals and communications. The ideal AAPT Development Manager will be highly motivated, professional, organized, and possess curiosity and a willingness to learn. In addition, the Development Manager must exhibit alignment with AAPT’s mission and demonstrate an exceptional drive to further AAPT’s existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones focused on individual donors.


A minimum of three years of fundraising, sales, or marketing experience.

Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills.

Ability to lead and motivate colleagues and volunteers.

Strong attention to detail.

High level of credibility and integrity.

Comfortable working in a small office environment; hands-on work style and approach.

Self-starter, proactive, and persistent as well as able to assume initiative and is flexible and resourceful.

Adept at managing tasks, planning events, and balancing priorities.

Strong, demonstrated skills in verbal and written communications, interpersonal relationship building, public speaking, and negotiation.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, public relations, or a related field.

Certificate in Fundraising, Diploma in Fundraising, or similar qualification.

Competence in Microsoft Office suite and donor management systems.

Experience writing press releases and/or fundraising letters.




Click here for more information or to apply. We would like you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.  Simply email your cover letter and resume to Beth Cunningham, AAPT CEO, at [email protected] with “AAPT – Development Manager Application” as the subject of the email.  Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.  

AAPT wants you to love working at the Association, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With a small, friendly staff and our commitment to ongoing learning and development, we work hard to make sure AAPT is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?

For part-time positions, we offer competitive pay, commuter benefits, teleworking, and free parking.

This position has the option for remote work with a preference for candidates in the Washington, D.C. area.  Candidates from California will not be considered.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-11-15 00:55:33 -0500