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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

Chapter Programs Coordinator

Member Contact Specialist (Customer Service/Clerical)

Development Manager

Internship: Policy and Legislative Researcher – Washington, DC


Chapter Programs Coordinator

The Chapter Programs Coordinator position provides program and administrative support to ASHRAE’s Chapter Programs Section. It oversees maintenance of the ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Program, serving as the program’s main point-of-contact, distributing and collecting all program correspondence, and managing the DL database. This position also assists with other Section programs and oversees reporting and submission of continuing education credits for related programs.

This ideal candidate will perform high level administrative assignments, coordinate committee conference calls, maintain Section inventory, update committee web pages, oversee Section inboxes, and prepare committee documents. Duties include overseeing transportation needs for the Section committees, including the distribution of travel instructions and processing of reimbursement requests.

The Coordinator will be expected to travel twice per year to week-long ASHRAE conferences, where they will assist with meeting minutes, committee programs, and the Honors and Awards Plenary presentation.

Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree preferred.
  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks with limited supervision.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required.
  • Experience with associations and membership database platforms is preferred.
  • Experience with HTML is a plus.
  • Must be able to travel to week-long ASHRAE conferences, twice per year.

Benefits: ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, group health and dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid short term and long term disability, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid holidays. Our non-smoking office is currently located at I-85 and North Druid Hills with a move to Peachtree Corners scheduled for October 2020.

Ready to apply? Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@ashrae.org, subject line: Chapter Programs Coordinator. The deadline for applicants is Noon, Monday, September 16, 2019. No phone calls please.  EOE


Member Contact Specialist (Customer Service/Clerical)

International membership society is seeking a full-time customer service-oriented Member Contact Specialist to maximize the customer experience in a timely, informative, and etiquette-driven manner through face-to-face interactions, telephone calls, email messages, and outbound communications campaigns. This hourly position is part of a team responsible for high quality internal and external customer support.

The ideal candidate is a team player, demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills, effectively manages time, organizes projects and is very comfortable making and receiving phone calls.   

High school diploma, with some college preferred. 1-2 years customer service experience in an association environment (call center), or equivalent. Ability to maintain composure and remain calm under pressure.

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 your salary requirements to Attn: Member Contact Specialist to 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.

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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


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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