February 23, 2022

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is currently seeking an enthusiastic Coordinator for AOAC Science Programs to administer projects involving the development and approval of AOAC Standards and Official Methods of Analysis. The Coordinator will interact with members, stakeholders, consultants, volunteers, and staff in core science programs and in the administration and organization of integrated science consensus programs, working groups, and Expert Review Panels as they are formed to address real-world challenges within the food safety and public health arenas. The successful candidate must possess high level communication, organizational, and project management skills that will be necessary to successfully facilitate all facets of AOAC’s science program areas. These skills will also be necessary for interactions with stakeholders and volunteer subject matter experts when questions and concerns arise.

While reporting to the Senior Director, Standards and Official Methods, the Coordinator will work at least 80% of their time in the headquarters office with all levels of core science program staff. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in program or information management, be familiar with life sciences terminology and have a basic understanding of laboratory testing technology, excellent communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills and 3-5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in a scientific association environment. This candidate will also be proficient in the use of a number of software packages for the purposes of project management, developing web content, working documents, tracking spreadsheets, and visual presentations. Knowledge of consensus-building principles and science are pluses! Click here for more information on the types of programs AOAC offers.

If you feel that you have the qualifications needed to be successful in this Coordinator position and want to work in a small, team-oriented working environment, please forward your cover letter and resume to: Jonathan Goodwin, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Human Resources Officer, AOAC INTERNATIONAL at [email protected]. Preference will be given to those who apply by March 31, 2022.

Located in Rockville, Maryland, AOAC INTERNATIONAL is a globally recognized, 501(c)(3), independent, third-party, not-for-profit association and voluntary consensus standards developing organization founded in 1884. When analytical needs arise within a community or industry, AOAC INTERNATIONAL is the forum for finding appropriate science-based solutions through the development of microbiological and chemical standards. AOAC standards are used globally to promote trade and to facilitate public health and safety. AOAC INTERNATIONAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.