College Park, MD and remote

Development Manager, American Association of Physics Teachers

The Organization

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 is driven by a vibrant, diverse, and empowered community of educators, researchers, and learners, which 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

Position Overview

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.

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.

How 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 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.

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, or physical or mental disability.  This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.  We also require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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