ANSI American National Standards Institute

Program Administrator, Standards Facilitation

Supervisors Senior Director, Standards Facilitation,
Director, Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative
Office New York, NY

Position Summary:

The person in this full time position provides administrative support for three collaboratives within ANSI’s standards facilitation department: the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC), the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC), and the Homeland Security and Defense Standardization Collaborative (HDSSC). A collaborative is a mechanism to advance cross-sector coordination in the development and compatibility of standards and conformance programs needed to support emerging technologies and national/global priorities. It is characterized by private and public sector cooperation and typically includes representation from a diverse group of stakeholders, including industry, trade and professional associations, standards developing organizations, government agencies, and academia.


  • Day-to-day administrative support for the AMSC/UASSC/HDSSC
  • Conduct online research of organizations to identify interested stakeholders for collaborative activities
  • Research details of standards work programs and conformity assessment activities
  • Compile and maintain spreadsheets of published standards and standards in development
  • Research and compile homeland security information and events for a monthly newsletter
  • Regularly check ANSI’s project initiation notification systems (PINs) for homeland security related items and circulate information about the newest PINs to the HDSSC email distribution list
  • Schedule teleconferences/webinars as needed; take notes summarizing action items and key points of discussion
  • Maintain membership rosters and e-mail distribution lists, liaising with ANSI’s membership department
  • Maintain shared e-mailboxes: process new participant sign-ups, send new member welcome materials, respond to inquiries
  • Maintain web-based document libraries: upload documents, grant participants rights of access
  • Manage advance registration for face-to-face meetings, liaising with ANSI’s communications, IT, and accounting departments as registration issues arise
  • Prepare meeting badges, tent signs, and attendees lists
  • Provide on-site support at meetings including: setting up registration desk, running slide presentations and webinar interface, coordinating with facilities staff on logistical details, taking notes
  • Position involves some travel, typically to Washington, DC and its environs
  • The job responsibilities may be expanded as new collaboratives are formed. Additional responsibilities providing exposure to other areas of the Institute may be assigned depending on the workload and demonstrated capabilities


  • Bachelor’s degree with preferred emphasis in Business, Political Science and/or other relevant Liberal Arts discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Applicants should have a minimum of two years experience working in a business office environment. The ideal candidate should desire to grow in the position and in the organization
  • Must be conscientious, self-motivated, and able to work independently; must follow through on actions with limited supervision
  • Must be able to meet established timetables and produce high quality work with close attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills are required, including the ability to prioritize the workload and manage several tasks at once from more than one supervisor
  • Must be capable of quickly attaining knowledge and understanding of ANSI’s role as administrator and coordinator of the U.S. voluntary consensus standards system, the role of standards collaboratives within that system, and the specific objectives of the AMSC, UASSC, and HDSSC
  • Must be able to interact well with other staff, function as part of a team, and report on activities at departmental staff meetings
  • Must have good verbal skills and poise for social interaction with highly skilled professionals from the private and public sectors and diverse segments of industry and government
  • Solid listening and writing skills are required; applicant must be able to independently compose professional correspondence
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and good judgment when operating in an environment where there are competing stakeholder interests
  • Must have solid computer skills and be able to quickly become adept in new IT tools as they are deployed. Require proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), aptitude for using the Internet for research purposes, ability to work with CRM membership database, Cisco Webex, Adobe Acrobat, listservs.

ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

 Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative