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ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 57,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow's built environment today.


Open Positions

Administrative Assistant

Development Manager

Coordinator – Board Services

Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher – Washington, DC


Administrative Assistant

ASHRAE, a non-profit engineering society, seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant for its Member Services Department. Ideal candidate will have experience using Microsoft and customer relationship management software and will possess strong organization and administrative skills. Position requires strong written and oral communication and problem-solving skills and resourcefulness. Bachelor’s degree preferred, Associates degree or related job experience required. We are looking for a team player who wants to learn new skills and is comfortable working on multiple projects.

Staff members receive a competitive salary and fantastic benefits: paid time off; health, dental, vision, and disability insurance; and a generous 401k plan. Our non-smoking office currently is located at I-85 and N. Druid Hills, with a move scheduled in October 2020 to Peachtree Corners. We invite you to learn more about us at www.ashrae.org.

Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your professional development. Please send your résumé along with salary requirements to Attn: Admin Assistant – Member Services at hr@ashrae.org. No calls please. EOE


Development Manager

ASHRAE, a global non-profit engineering society, has an immediate opening for a full-time Development Manager who will work with the Chief Development Officer to plan, implement and manage ASHRAE’s Development program, including low- and mid-range major gifts. Major gifts are defined in this organization as $10K+. The ideal candidate will have experience and success in project management, development operations (working with the database, IT, Accounting, etc.), volunteer engagement, general fundraising (preferably including mid-range gift development or higher), and development writing/editing. This role includes taking on special projects, as they come up, and working with the Chief Development Officer and key volunteer leaders to ensure the success of the overarching development goals. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of FIVE years of professional experience in the development field are required.

Full Job Description

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us.  Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send your résumé along with salary requirements to Attn: Development Manager to HR@ashrae.org.  No calls please. EOE


Coordinator – Board Services

ASHRAE, a global non-profit engineering society, seeks a full-time Coordinator with experience in high-level administrative environment including experience with Microsoft Office products.  Must be able to work independently.  Accuracy, excellent communication (verbal and written), and organizational skills required.  Association experience preferred.  Familiarity with parliamentary procedure a plus. College education preferred, high school diploma required.

Some responsibilities will include working with the President-Elect and Manager of Board Services in the process of committee appointments.  Follow up, track, and update appointments and records throughout the year as necessary. This position will also support committees, volunteers, and Manager of Board Services in preparation and execution of planning sessions and orientations. You will also maintain, update and distribute electronic rosters and letterhead and initiate and implement the process of council and committee elections.  This position serves as a resource for procedural and operational aspects of Board work and ensures timely, accurate responses to inquiries and requests for information and materials.

In return for your skills, you will receive great work hours, a competitive salary, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time and vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%. We have an outstanding 401k plan with a generous match, along with an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement and fun workplace staff activities. Our non-smoking office is currently located at I-85 and N. Druid Hills with a move scheduled in October 2020 to Peachtree Corners. We invite you to learn more about us at www.ashrae.org.

Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send your résumé along with salary requirements to Attn: Coordinator – Board Services to hr@ashrae.org. No calls please. EOE


Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher – Washington, DC

Opportunity for Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher Built Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and HVACR Technologies – Washington, DC

ASHRAE’s Government Affairs Department, which is located in Washington, DC, is seeking a part-time intern to assist with research in policy and legislative development pertaining to the built environment, energy, sustainability, and heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration technologies (HVAC&R).

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification, and continuing education,  ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today, and collaborates with many organizations throughout the HVAC&R industry. Additionally, the Society focuses on public safety and health concerns and provides guidance for a safe environment during extraordinary events.

ASHRAE’s Government Affairs Office supports ASHRAE members by working to establish ASHRAE as the leading source for expertise in the built environment and a resource for policy-makers in the development of legislation and regulations affecting the public, the HVAC&R community, and the engineering profession.

This paid internship will support the Government Affairs staff through a wide variety of responsibilities, including researching policy and legislation of concern to ASHRAE, which would include environmental, economic, and health research, industry and societal data, and grant programs. The intern is also expected to be able to review and analyze research and information and summarize it for use by the Government Affairs Department, leadership staff at Headquarters, volunteer members on the Government Affairs Committee, and/or the ASHRAE Board of Directors. Each of these audiences will require a different level of detail and presentation style. In addition, written products may include draft testimony, letters, presentations, flyers for government officials, and web content.

The intern may also be invited to participate in meetings on Capitol Hill, with government agencies, stakeholder coalitions, and organizations aligned with the mission of ASHRAE. The intern may also be asked to perform other duties, including administrative tasks and clerical duties, as requested, required, and appropriate.

The intern will report to the Director of Government Affairs, and will have a workspace in the Washington, DC office. The time commitment expected would be about 10 hours per week.

The best candidates will have the following:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly access, analyze and summarize information from research studies, legislative databases, and other sources.
  • A positive can-do attitude; self-motivated and responsive.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • A familiarity with technology-related concepts and with public policy issues of interest to ASHRAE.
  • Knowledge of government, particularly federal agencies, procedures and personnel.
  • A proven record of communicating complex information in understandable terms.
  • Current undergraduate or graduate study in a public-policy, economics, business, government or engineering field.

Our non-smoking office is centrally located at 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite #825, Washington, DC 20037. We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us. Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send your résumé and a cover letter to Attn: DC INTERN at hr@ashrae.org. No calls please. EOE

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