ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers, and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself.
We are seeking a Coordinator, Student Section Engagement to join our Technical & Engineering Communities (TEC) team located in our Houston, TX office. In pursuit of its mission, ASME supports volunteer groups including technical divisions, professional sections, student sections, technical chapters, affinity communities, etc. in developing and delivering programs and activities, including conferences, professional development programs (US-based and international), locally relevant content, networking opportunities, and communicating the excitement of engineering through awards and recognition.
ASME is revitalizing, with a renewed energy, the Professional and Student Sections. The Coordinator, Student Section Engagement is responsible for building relationships with Student Sections and Student Section Advisors. The coordinator will establish strong communications, build trust, visit student volunteers at their local University and represent organizational expectations. They will be part of a dynamic team that develops systems and manages opportunities for local volunteers. The team is dedicated to volunteer interactions, processing requests, approving volunteer requests and encouraging engagement with the organization. The team approaches the volunteer leadership in a holistic fashion which will require proactively traveling to meet Professional and Student Sections throughout the world. This position will ensure that the mission and vision of ASME is at the forefront as we strengthen the staff-volunteer partnership ASME is known for throughout the world.
The person in this position should possess the following:
Experience in working with volunteers and committees
Experience in expanded outreach, relationship building and succession planning
Experience in organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization
Experience in facilitating local events
Ideal candidate will have a Bachelors’ degree or equivalent work experience. In addition, candidate should have:
Experience managing multiple projects
Flexible and adaptive to change
Strong communication skills, verbal and written in order to communicate effectively internally and with volunteers and committees
Excellent computer skills with advanced knowledge of MS Office software
Association/organizational governance experience a plus
Desire to work outside 9 -5 hours; some evenings and weekends are required as is travel throughout the geographic territory
ASME is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. At ASME, we nurture an inclusive environment, and we encourage, support and celebrate diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, or protected veteran, military status, or any other basis protected by law.
Our Equal Employment Opportunity policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the organization, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, programs, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
In compliance with Federal and state mandates, ASME requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine or be approved for an exemption based on a legally required accommodation.
Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
ASME (American Society for Mechanical Engineers) is a world-renowned, member-based professional organization focused on serving the technical, educational and other programmatic needs of the engineering and technology communities on a worldwide basis. ASME generates approximately $115 million annually from the sale of products and services and provides a wide range of mission focused programs and activities.