Position Description

International Affairs Specialist
Location DC
Department International Affairs
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Function and Scope:   

The International Affairs Associate will provide operational support for the successful implementation of ACC’s international strategy. Core functions include providing operational, logistical, and support for the effective functioning of the International Affairs Department.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports ACC symposia held in conjunction with national and regional Cardiovascular (CV) society meetings (e.g., selection of, and invitations to, speakers, etc.).
  • Liaises directly with the ACC’s local sister societies to ensure close collaboration
  • Tasked with maintaining and updating an information management system that monitors ACC’s participation in international joint symposia (calendar, topics, speakers, and evaluations).
  • Regularly develops and innovates departmental operational systems and processes.
  • Provides logistical support to ACC representatives, including ACC physician leadership, participating in international activities, such as creating briefing dossiers, managing travel, facilitating visas, and obtaining travel authorizations.
  • Responsible for developing a communications plan regarding these events by working closely with the Communications team.
  • Manages the planning and execution of all international educational sessions and social activities at the ACC Annual Scientific Sessions.
  • Manage two or more educational programs throughout the year, including securing faculty, creating an agenda, liaising directly with industry supporter, etc.
  • Supports the Education team in all international programming, including live events and digital products.
  • Supports all activities, meetings and events organized by the international affairs department and coordinates with other divisions as appropriate.
  • Responds to general information requests regarding ACC’s international activities.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 4+ years relevant job experience in a non-profit organization including program management and logistical support.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all assignments. Ability to work under pressure to meet rigid deadlines.
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong administrative management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Superb cross cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and with other countries.
  • Strong computer skills with a high-level of proficiency in web-based applications, excel databases and the MS Office.
  • Experience in developing and managing efficient office systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Ability to travel internationally on occasion (approximately 2 - 3 times a year).
  • Proficiency in foreign languages preferred.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 52,000-member nonprofit medical society, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.  ACC offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous retirement plan, commuting subsidies, flexible work schedules, and more. For more information, please visit www.acc.org/jobs.  ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA including Vets and Disabled.