ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself.
From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself. ASME serves this wide-ranging technical community through quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations and other forms of outreach.
We are seeking a Global Public Affairs (GPA) Administrator to join our GPA team in our Washington DC office. The GPA Administrator will provide organizational and operational support for programs and initiatives associated with ASME’s GPA department, including but not limited to International Operations, Global Government Relations, and the ASME Public Affairs and Outreach Sector. The incumbent will provide primary administrative and logistics support for the Managing Director of Global Public Affairs and the operations and staff needs under their purview.
Working closely with the Managing Director, GPA on executing the department’s programs, initiatives, content, and promotion.
Providing administrative support related to the GPA department and its Managing Director, including the dissemination, and drafting of internal and external reports, meeting minutes, scheduling, and other needs.
Assisting in performing budget duties to include expense reports and detailed monitoring of department budget and finances.
Supporting staff in the administrative operations of ASME’s Federal Fellows program.
Providing administrative support for the GPA International Operations teams—including India and China offices and international liaison(s).
Providing support for ASME’s federal grant efforts and become familiar with general grant writing practices.
Assisting in the coordination of the ASME Public Affairs and Outreach (PAO) Sector and its units and providing administrative support to ASME volunteers associated in these areas.
Serving as department liaison for ASME enterprise- wide workforce initiatives
Assisting in the operations of the Washington office and local events, including catering, vendor rentals, and management of office supplies.
This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal guidance while managing simultaneous assignments/projects. Successful candidates will demonstrate experience and competency with/in the following:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills
Analyzing options and presenting strategic ideas and/or solutions
ASME is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. At ASME, we nurture an inclusive environment, and we encourage, support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, or protected veteran, military status, or any other basis protected by law.
Our Equal Employment Opportunity policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the organization, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, programs, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
About The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) is a world-renowned, member-based professional organization focused on serving the technical, educational and other programmatic needs of the engineering and technology communities on a worldwide basis. ASME generates approximately $115 million annually from the sale of products and services and provides a wide range of mission focused programs and activities.