Program Manager, GeoHealth

Washington D.C.
Jun 16, 2017
Jul 16, 2017
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Title:                   Program Manager, GeoHealth 

Position Type:   Full-time 1–2 year position

Location:           Washington, DC


The American Geophysical Union (AGU) proudly offers a casual work environment, excellent compensation, generous work-life opportunities, and an outstanding benefits package.

What is GeoHealth?

GeoHealth is a rapidly emerging transdisciplinary field that supports the intersection of Earth and environmental sciences with human, agricultural, and environmental health. The collaborative efforts between geoscientists, ecologists, and environmental and health professionals can influence global change in agricultural and ecological health and services, inform public health campaigns, and have direct benefits to human health and the environment. The discipline is expected to grow as geoscience research in environmental factors becomes increasingly important to understanding global and local issues related to health and the environment. Technological developments will also evolve the field. Integrating healthcare data with geospatial mapping technology to identify and understand environmental factors and health trends across certain geographies is just one example of GeoHealth’s many practical applications. As a first step to support and enable this emerging field, we launched our newest journal, GeoHealth.

What is the purpose of a Program Manager, GeoHealth?

The Program Manager, GeoHealth position is key in assisting AGU accomplish its mission to promote discovery in Earth and Space science for the benefit of humanity by developing and organizing efforts related to GeoHealth across AGU and helping develop a GeoHealth community by connecting AGU members and efforts to those in allied communities. The incumbent works with various executive committees within AGU to enrich current AGU meetings, develop new meetings, support the editors of the AGU journal GeoHealth, and develop a broader community around this topic.

What are the responsibilities of a Program Manager, GeoHealth?

  • Leads the development of the GeoHealth network, including identifying and cultivating key partners.
  • Develops a progressive plan for engaging members of the network.
  • Identifies opportunities for engagement and develops, executes/leads a range of GeoHealth activities and campaigns designed to build understanding of and support for the Earth and space sciences.
  • Works to develop an engaged community around GeoHealth within and beyond AGU.
  • Expands recognition of the topic in current AGU meetings.
  • Develops and expands partnerships, contacts, and relations with key thought-leaders, allied organizations, and individuals across this topic.
  • Identifies areas of improvement within the research structure of GeoHealth programs.
  • Participates fully in professional organizations and activities related to their field.

What the Program Manager, GeoHealth brings to the AGU team

  • Master’s degree (PhD degree a plus) in a field related to GeoHealth with 1–3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in scientific research is a must.
  • Experience in managing and driving multiple components of larger projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GeoHealth field, including presentations and publications.
  • Ability to project a professional demeanor while interacting with people having diverse backgrounds and professional levels.
  • Demonstrated initiative and sound judgment, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work within the scientific community and communicate science to a non-scientific community.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and work with multiple teams.
  • Ability to multitask, effectively prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet sensitive project deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate accuracy and quality of work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Must be capable of exercising highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters.

What is AGU?

AGU is a member association. We are home to more than 60,000 scientists from 139 countries. As the Program Manager, GeoHealth, you will be part of a dynamic association for Earth and space scientists who advance research, collaborate across disciplines, and communicate the importance and impact of science to society. AGU offers our members exciting opportunities through top-ranked scientific journals, scientific meetings and conferences, and other educational and scientific programs, to present and publish research, gain leadership experience, mentor, and freely exchange knowledge.

What are AGU’s Workplace Values?

We believe in

  • Accountability and ownership of work by taking responsibility for decisions and results.
  • Member and customer service by putting them first and providing high-quality service.
  • Excellence and giving it our all by striving to be outstanding.
  • Integrity by doing the right thing; we achieve this by being honest and fair.
  • Teamwork, together we achieve more; we achieve this through collaboration.
  • Respect by earning and giving through open communication and collaboration.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter, salary expectation, and resume to

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a background and reference checks.  

AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.