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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 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.


Open Positions

Circulation Coordinator

Senior Executive Assistant

Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher – Washington, DC


Circulation Coordinator

ASHRAE seeks a Circulation Coordinator who can analyze and correct subscriptions processes for achieving targets. The position encourages ownership of results, including:

  • Acquiring and maintaining subscribers for controlled print & digital circulation to meet circulation criteria to achieve advertising objectives.
  • Preparing circulation data and reports for circulation audits.
  • Collecting data for circulation distribution to qualified circulation and industry shows.
  • Assist as needed with advertising production for print and online products.

Job Requirements: This position requires a college degree in a business or publishing-related field and a minimum two-years’ experience working with an association, academic institution or publishing company. Circulation management knowledge a plus. Advanced skills in Excel, business math, and MS Office required. Customer service skills needed include high attention to detail, researching and finding solutions to problems, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

In return for your skills, ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & 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, free parking, and fun workplace staff activities. Our non-smoking office is located at I-85 and N. Druid Hills, inside the perimeter.

We invite you to check out our website at  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 your salary requirements to Attn: Circulation Coordinator at hr@ashrae.org. No calls please. EOE



Senior Executive Assistant

ASHRAE, Inc. is searching for a senior Executive Assistant with C-suite experience to handle administrative tasks and projects for corporate officers and the Board of Directors.  The ideal candidate will be an accomplished individual with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and excellent MS Office computer skills.  This person should have at least seven years of high level administrative experience, be a quick learner, and have a demonstrated track record of managing multiple projects concurrently.  A high level of editorial accuracy, very professional appearance and demeanor, and top-notch communication and organizational skills are required.  This person must be able to manage multiple detailed projects with varying lengths and deadlines. This position will handle meeting minutes, appointments, elections, and other administrative tasks in support of ASHRAE officers.

College education required.  Parliamentary (Robert’s Rules of Order) experience preferred.  This position involves limited travel several times a year.

ASHRAE is located at Interstate 85 & North Druid Hills Road. In return for your skills and experience, we offer a professional business casual environment; health, dental, life, and vision insurance; paid holidays, sick, & vacation days; flexible starting time with the potential for some telecommuting, an employee assistance program, continuing education reimbursement, and a strong 401k match. 

We invite you to visit our website at www.ashrae.org and learn more about our company. ASHRAE’s mission is to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and create a more sustainable world. ASHRAE is on the front lines in the global battle against climate change.

Please reply to hr@ashrae.org.  Subject line must include Attn: EA/BOD. Salary requirements should be included in the cover letter.  No phone 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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