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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

Associate Editor

Manager, State and Local Government Affairs

Marketing Coordinator - E-Mail and Social

Senior Executive Assistant

Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher – Washington, DC


Associate Editor

ASHRAE, an international nonprofit society for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration engineers, has an immediate opening for an Associate Editor in the Journal section of our Publications & Education Department. The ideal candidate must have the ability to successfully:

  • Write and edit summaries or report and write full articles of industry and association news as needed for electronic newsletters and ASHRAE’s print magazines.
  • Use HTML coding, information design, newsletter best practices and content management systems to build and distribute electronic newsletters and post content to related websites.

Locate sources (Web, print or in-person) to establish a consistent stream of interesting and relevant news content for engineers.

  • Coordinate with cross-departmental staff to collect and synthesize content to feature in e-mails.
  • Keep up-to-date on trends and best practices in e-mail newsletters within the association space to make them more effective and efficient.
  • Measure newsletter metrics regularly and provide updates on performance.
  • Perform committee liaison responsibilities as assigned; this may require limited travel.
  • Take on other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 
Job Specifications:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English or journalism, plus at least 5 years of experience in an editorial environment. Background in technical writing or scientific publication helpful. Strong experience required in HTML coding for websites and creating online content. Skills required in Microsoft Office software, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, content management systems and email newsletter programs. Able to work comfortably and collaboratively in both deadline and slower-paced environments, depending on assignments.

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. ASHRAE is located at Interstate 85 & North Druid Hills Road.

We invite you to visit our website at www.ashrae.org and learn more about our association. 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.

Please reply to hr@ashrae.org.  Subject line must include Attn: Associate Editor. Salary requirements should be included in the cover letter.  No phone calls please. EOE 


Manager, State and Local Government Affairs

The ASHRAE Manager of State and Local Government Affairs will track, monitor, and report on state and local legislative, regulatory, and policy issues affecting ASHRAE’s constituents. This individual will be responsible for preparing summaries of these issues for ASHRAE members and other audiences, drafting statements and other supporting information that could be used for education and advocacy purposes (e.g., letters, testimony, fact sheets, talking points, presentations). In addition, this position will be responsible for coordinating with ASHRAE volunteer members, and assisting members in promoting the adoption of ASHRAE standards in their respective communities and encouraging the advancement of public policies in alignment with official ASHRAE policy priorities.

  1. Research, track, and monitor the activities of state and local legislative and regulatory bodies concerning their impact on ASHRAE members and the Society’s interest, as well as those of pertinent non-government organizations (e.g., ICC, NASEO), and prepare regular updates for members and staff.
  2. Maintain knowledge of industry issues involving state and local adoption of relevant codes and standards.
  3. Manage ASHRAE’s participation in relevant stakeholder coalitions that abet and leverage ASHRAE’s public policy missions at the state and local levels of government. When appropriate, establish and lead such coalitions to address specific gaps in ASHRAE’s public policy coverage.
  4. Serve as staff liaison for assigned subcommittees of ASHRAE’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC), which entails administrative, communications, and advisory duties, including, but not limited to the activities listed below.  In carrying out these responsibilities, some travel will be required.
    • Composing minutes of subcommittee meetings for committee member review, correction, and approval.
    • Assisting subcommittee leadership in the development of meeting agenda.
    • Assisting subcommittee leadership in developing reports.
    • Advising subcommittee members on strategic grassroots government matters, as appropriate.
    • Managing subcommittee records, including, but not limited to, financial and accounting documents; committee members’ requests for reimbursement; and committee proceedings and other materials specific to the committee.
    • Tracking Presidential Award of Excellence (PAOE) point allocations as reported by GAC Regional Vice Chairs (RVCs) and chapter GAC chairs.
    • Managing the Government Activities Award program.
    • Managing Government Outreach Day events at the state and local levels, and preparing, training, and supporting members to carry out these events.
    • Disseminating inquiries about GAC to the appropriate RVC, chapter, chair, or the Society-level GAC, as appropriate.
  1. Provide support for the operations of the Government Affairs Office, including, but not limited to:
  • Establishing and maintaining open and transparent lines of communication with ASHRAE headquarters staff in all program areas.
  • Assisting in the organization of regional, chapter, and section meetings and training sessions, when appropriate.
  1. Perform other duties as requested, required, and appropriate.

Education and Job Related Experience

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required. The best candidates will have the following:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • A well-grounded understanding of public policy and political processes.
  • Professional experience in working with professional societies, associations or other volunteer organizations, and working with volunteer members in these organizations.
  • Experience in working with state and local governments.
  • Knowledge of the standards development process, and state and local building codes.
  • A familiarity with technology-related concepts and with public policy issues of interest to ASHRAE.
  • A proven record of accomplishment in communicating complex information in understandable terms to non-policy experts.

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, & tuition reimbursement. Our non-smoking office is located in Washington, DC with access to two metro lines. 

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 a cover letter and your résumé, along with your salary requirements to Attn: State and Local Mgr. at hr@ashrae.org  No calls please. EOE


Marketing Coordinator - E-Mail and Social

ASHRAE, an international nonprofit engineering society, has an immediate opening for a Marketing Coordinator for E-Mail & Social in our Marketing Department. The ideal candidate must have the ability to successfully perform:

  • Planning, coordinating, posting, and measuring success of social media posts for ASHRAE’s social media platforms
  • Familiarity with best practices for social media in an association environment and ability to stay ahead of the curve on new platforms and technologies being used in the association space
  • Ability to pull, correctly interpret, and provide recommendations based on metrics using various reporting tools
  • Coordinate with cross-departmental staff to collect and synthesize content to feature in e-mails.
  • Format e-mails using ASHRAE brand/style guidelines and existing templates in ASHRAE’s email marketing system
  • Execute existing automated email campaigns and create new automated campaigns as needed 
  • Select and edit appropriate photos and graphics as needed for social and email output
  • Work to leverage contact database and create timelines and automated campaigns for messages 
  • Timely monitor/reply to comments on posts with an appropriate voice and correct information
  • Review campaign metrics and provide internal staff with performance analysis
  • Keep up-to-date on trends and best practices in e-mail marketing and social media within the association space to make campaigns more effective and efficient
  • Committee liaison responsibilities as assigned, may require limited travel
  • Willing to take on other duties and responsibilities as assigned 

Job Specifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Liberal Arts, or related field and 3-5 years relevant work experience. Proven professional experience leveraging social media content and email marketing / database experience.  Can include Real Magnet, Higher Logic, Mail Chimp, Eloqua, Constant Contact, Marketo, Salesforce, etc.  Must have a positive can-do attitude, attention to detail and ability to manage calendars for timely execution of campaigns.  Must be proficient in Excel.  Detail-oriented and organized with the ability to multi-task and work with a variety of departments required.

In return for your skills, you will receive great work hours, a competitive salary, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer health, dental, vision, and disability insurance.  We have an outstanding 401k plan, along with an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, free parking, and fun workplace staff activities.  Our non-smoking office is centrally located at I-85 and N. Druid Hills inside the perimeter. 

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: E-mail Marketing at hr@ashrae.orgNo 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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