ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Program Administrator – International Development

Supervisor: Director – International Development

Office: Washington, DC

Position Summary

The scope of this job is to support the ANSI International Policy Department in the administration and implementation of ANSI’s international projects and development programs. This primarily includes supporting the implementation of current projects and development programs, and assisting in the identification and pursuit of new opportunities. In addition, the position will support the coordination of ANSI’s activities in the geographic regions of the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe. Internationally, this includes interfacing with regional standards organizations (e.g. COPANT, PASC, and European Standards Organizations), their national member bodies and respective governments and industry to represent the interests of the U.S. voluntary standardization community around the world.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supports the Director, International Development and other International Policy staff in the administration and implementation of several international projects; including organization of workshops and other events, communication with ANSI members and potential participants, drafting of project reports and other deliverables, and other activities as needed.
  • Contributes to the ANSI International Policy Department’s project management mechanisms, including project accounting, schedules, budgets, etc.
  • Helps to ensure that ANSI’s international projects and development initiatives effectively communicate and promote U.S. policies and positions for standards and conformance.
  • Supports the International Policy Department staff to recruit and engage private sector organizations and government officials in the U.S. and internationally in support of ANSI’s international projects.
  • Supports the identification of new opportunities to gain government and private-sector funding to support international capacity building projects that advance U.S. objectives internationally, while increasing visibility and revenue growth for the Institute.
  • Supports engagement with regional organizations for standards such as the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) and the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT), as well as engagement with European Standards Organizations.
  • Monitors international and U.S. government trade and standardization policy activities and works to align them with ANSI policies.
  • Implements ANSI policies and administrative decisions, and lends expertise to ANSI’s international policy development.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of activities and developments in the assigned program areas.
  • Performs other duties and carries out special projects as necessary, including support for the Vice President, International Policy.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; further education a plus
  • Proficiency in French language a plus

Skills and Experience

  • Two or more years of experience; preferably in the fields of international relations or international development
  • International experience (either studying or working) strongly preferred, particularly in Africa
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with international trade issues and policies a plus
  • Knowledge of project management procedures and tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Must possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to exercise discretion and solid judgment when operating in highly political environments.
  • Team player with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Position requires international travel.
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Word, MS Mail/Exchange, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.

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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