Program Coordinator - International Affairs (Contract Position)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington DC, is seeking a Contractual Program Coordinator in the International Affairs Department, with primary responsibilities focused on assisting in coordination and administration of international grant activities. Incumbent will support a team of professionals focused on global laboratory capacity and health systems strengthening for infectious disease control and health security.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and three years of work experience or minimum of six years administrative work experience.
  • Interest in the area of infectious diseases, global health security and development, particularly in resource-constrained environments. 
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse groups, including interacting effectively with co-workers, international stakeholders, funders, partners, vendors, etc.
  • Experience coordinating travel, contract, and meeting logistics
  • Experience collaborating on the design of projects and planning implementation
  • Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks within assigned time frames
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Experience with U.S. Federal Grant administration
  • Advanced MS Office proficiency and ability to develop databases and complex reports
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English required
  •  Ability to easily adapt to other cultures
  •  Ability to travel

Please submit salary requirements, cover letter and resume to: ASM, Attn: HR, 1752 N Street NW, Wash, DC 20036 or email to EOE.

This position is funded by an external federal grant. Initially, candidates should be available for a 1 year commitment (with the possibility of an extension).