International Affairs Associate

24 Jan, 2023


International Affairs Associate

American College of Cardiology
Washington, D.C.

This position is based in Washington, DC where we have a hybrid work environment (2 days per week in the office).   

The International Chapter Liaison will provide operational support for the successful implementation of the ACC’s global acceleration strategy to improve heart health and cardiovascular care for patients around the world. Core functions include assuming overall management of the ACC’s 42 international chapters, expanding collaborative relationships with ACC chapters to further the International Affairs Team’s strategic goals, and coordinating support from ACC chapters for the ACC Latin America, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific Regional conferences.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages relationships with the ACC’s network of 42 international chapters, the Assembly of International Governors (the ACC’s international governing body), and the Assembly of International Governors Steering Committee (the senior decision-making body of the International Chapters)
  • Identifies ways to innovate and further expand collaboration with our 42 international chapters through education and quality improvement initiatives, including partnerships involving the ACC’s cardiovascular data registries
  • Organizes and creates agendas for monthly meetings with the Assembly of International Governors Steering Committee to ensure collaboration and consensus among the international governors for furthering the ACC’s international strategic objectives
  • Coordinates quarterly regional governor’s meetings, including agenda and slide development
  • Develops a monthly newsletter for dissemination to all international governors from the ACC’s 42 international chapters, which includes helpful updates on the ACC’s international activities and goals throughout the year
  • Manages logistics, develops agendas, and updates supporting documents for meetings between international chapter governors and the ACC’s presidential team at key international congresses, including the ACC’s Annual Scientific Sessions and European Society of Cardiology Congress
  • Coordinates chapter faculty nominations for the ACC’s Annual Scientific Sessions
  • Communicates effectively at different levels including chapter leaders, presidential team, senior staff, and colleagues.
  • Manages chapter support and involvement in the ACC’s three regional conferences in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, including successful promotion of the conference throughout the region and active participation of the ACC’s international chapters
  • Coordinates with other members of the International Affairs team and ACC presidential team support staff to ensure robust participation from the ACC in the over 50 international congresses we attend each year
  • Works with the Marketing team and International Congress Strategy Associate to ensure overall ACC branding is well-represented at local events.
  • Oversees any planned booth presence, including localized marketing materials and branding.
  • Understands the unique priorities of various countries as part of the ACC international strategies and tailors all ACC activities and communications in alignment with these priorities and goals.
  • Identifies unique opportunities to highlight ACC’s presence at the national congresses and oversees internal stakeholders responsible for executing a communications strategy around these events.
  • Supports all activities, meetings and events organized by the international affairs department and coordinates with other divisions as appropriate.
  • Regularly develops and innovates departmental operational systems and processes.
  • Works with the ACC’s membership councils to better engage international members and counterparts within other societies, including partnering with international work groups

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 3+ years’ experience in an international NGO setting, including relationship development with stakeholders from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
  • 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.
  • Proactively seeks information to accomplish all tasks.
  • Superb cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with a high-level of proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as web-based applications such as Lyris
  • 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).
  • Interest in global health issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in one or multiple foreign languages
  • Experience working in a professional association
  • Experience working on global health care issues


About Us:  

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work. 

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. 

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 54,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at:

COVID Considerations: 

As an employer in the public health space, and an organization that serves members who are essential medical personnel, ACC requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire. Proof of vaccination will be required.  Individuals can request an exemption from this requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, and those requests for reasonable accommodations will be evaluated individually. 

ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Sr. Director, People Resources & Engagement at or (202)375-6423. 

Job posted: 2023-01-24