Project Manager- International Activities

American Chemical Society
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 07

Position description

Reporting to the Director, ACS International Activities, this position is responsible for planning, managing, implementing, evaluating, budget performance and reporting of assigned IA projects in support ACS member and community-serving, science-driven international programs related to exchange, research collaboration and network development. The incumbent serves as an integral member of the IA team in its strategic planning, financial management (including externally funded programs), operations, and web presence. The incumbent also works with other program/project leads and cross-functional teams in OSGC, EAC and other ACS units and provides key operational support to the International Activities Committee (IAC), its subcommittees, and task forces and working groups for meetings, events, and programs.

Position Accountabilities

  1. Main support for development, implementation and evaluation of IAC Global Imperative Initiatives, IAC Stopover Grants, IAC Global Innovation Grants, and other international programs related to exchange, research collaboration and network development.
  2. Main support and IA resource expert for international programs of ACS Local Sections, Technical Divisions, Committees, Chapters and partner organizations, including funding agencies, multilateral organizations, and civil society organizations.
  3. Organizes international content and programs and liaises with international visitors at ACS meetings and conferences.
  4. Supports IAC events, meetings and follow up.
  5. Organizes service to ACS elected leadership, with international visitors, and VIP’s in planning events and logistical arrangements and follow up.
  6. Main support for IA databases and websites to assure quality, timely form and content.
  7. Helps fulfill externally funded program reporting requirements including financial in a timely fashion.
  8. Overseas production and quality of IA-related collateral materials.
  9. Works with IA and ACS members and staff to help brand and provide member / customer service internationally through ACS virtual, placed-based and print-based products and services.
  10. Supports other international initiatives as assigned.


College degree (Bachelor of Arts/Science) with at least five years relevant experience or advanced degree (Master's level) in international affairs or related field with at least three years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Outstanding interpersonal skills are essential as well as direct customer service experience. Strong financial management and technology skills, including website development and maintenance and data base management required. Demonstrated events planning, communications and marketing experience preferred. Strong ability to write and communicate across cultural boundaries is essential. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Some travel required. Knowledge of a foreign language preferred. History working with association leadership a plus.

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