ANSI American National Standards Institute

Program Administrator, USNC, International Policy

Supervisor: Director, International Policy and General Secretary, USNC/IEC

Office: New York, NY

Position Summary:

The scope of this position includes administrative support for the development and implementation of USNC and ANSI positions in relation to the work of the IEC and to represent the interests of the US voluntary standardization and conformity assessment community. This individual will provide overall program assistance for the work of the U.S. National Committee for the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC) including the USNC Council, Technical Management Committee (TMC) and the Conformity Assessment Policy Coordinating Committee (CAPCC). The Program Administrator provides wide-ranging support to management while helping to administer USNC Policy and Standing Committees and perhaps Technical Advisory Groups. The position also assists in the USNC’s efforts to build a strong and effective interface with our members.

Essential Functions

  • Preparation and handling of rosters, agendas, minutes and reports
  • Provide support for the US Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs), Conformity Assessment Secretariats, and Task Forces including:
    • Handling of general inquiries
    • Preparation and dissemination of informational documents
    • Maintenance of voting, records management and other administrative duties
  • Direct and continuous interaction with related USNC Officers, Chairs, Secretaries, Experts, and other members
    • Develop special projects and studies, as necessary

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance on USNC procedures and processes, as well as attend meetings, if necessary, to assist USNC committees and groups in the successful advancement of US positions and responsibilities
  • Contribute to general public education and awareness regarding the functions of the USNC and the overall standards development and conformity assessment processes
  • Assist in the development of USNC and ANSI programs and publications to improve the performance of USNC TAGs and USNC-held Secretariats
  • Maintain close relations and work cooperatively with other ANSI staff where overarching USNC and IEC policy issues intersect with ISO or regional/bilateral policy issues
  • Develop or contribute to the development of assigned programs and ensure adherence to annual budgets in all assigned areas
  • Keep supervisor informed of activities and developments in the areas of responsibility

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, international relations, communications or related discipline, required; further study desirable.
  • Two or more years of experience in office administration and communications programs with heavy writing, including management and standards-related experience.
  • Familiarity with IEC and/or ISO (including IEEE, ITU, etc.) structure, activities and ISO/IEC Directives desirable.

Skills and experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent analytical abilities and creative problem solving.
  • Excellent exercise of discretion and diplomacy, including solid judgment operating in highly political environments.
  • Proven competence and sensitivity in multi-stakeholder and multi-cultural dynamics and environments.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong ability to interact with other staff and external constituents as a team player.
  • Willingness to develop familiarity with policy content of assigned program areas.
  • Proficiency in various kinds of electronic communications.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, CRM and database management.
  • Familiarity with basic invoicing and financial skills desirable.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages a plus.

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 employment@ansi.org.

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