International Programs Coordinator

04 May, 2022


International Programs Coordinator

American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Washington, D.C.

The International Programs Coordinator provides project and administrative support to the American Society of Hematology (ASH)’s global Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) efforts and broader hematology efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. Such support includes the Consortium on Newborn Screening in Africa (CONSA), ASH’s participation in global networks and coalitions supporting SCD efforts, and potential future programs. In addition, this position helps the Manager, International Programs and Alliances in identifying short- and long-term opportunities for ASH throughout Africa and for SCD efforts in other parts of the world by monitoring news, conducting research, helping to clean and review data generated by ASH programming, and collecting information from meetings with global stakeholders.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties that occupy a major portion of time and importance in the job)



  • Schedule regular meetings with consortium members, develop agendas, and write notes for additional action items.
  • Regularly analyze and clean data, working with in-country and DC-based partners in ensuring accurate data is collected.
  • Oversee the quality control programs of CONSA, including laboratory, data management, and clinical care.
  • Support the development and implementation of an offline data collection application to facilitate research data collection.
  • Work with ASH colleagues to ensure CONSA subcommittees are meeting regularly and accomplishing agreed-upon activities.
  • Coordinate supply chains of reagents, consumables, and other laboratory needs.
  • Continuously track project updates.


Global SCD Strategy

  • Conduct research when necessary to further understand hematology issues globally.
  • Take part in meetings and provide notetaking and facilitation support.
  • Support the development and implementation of ASH’s Global SCD strategy.
  • Compile and manage compendium of stakeholders ASH engages with.



Cross-Departmental Efforts


  • Lead/support internal meetings with staff who are engaged in global SCD programs.
  • Work to establish and help broaden the exposure of ASH’s global SCD initiatives.
  • Work with the Meetings department and events contractors to prepare logistics for summer meetings and December meetings at the ASH annual meeting.
  • Support ASH leadership in coordination and contact with other international organizations.
  • Receive, track, and respond as directed to requests from various international entities for ASH participation.


Departmental Efforts

  • Serve as an integral part of the Executive Office, International Programs Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED (Minimum education and experience needed to perform the job adequately)

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in international programs.
  • Experience in an association or medical society strongly preferred. Motivated, self-starter with the ability to work in ambiguous situations.
  • Experience working with large data sets and conducting basic analysis work with excel or other tools.
  • Ability to conduct research effectively and efficiently.
  • Strong detail-orientation, with excellent organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Strong orientation on teamwork.
  • Occasional attendance at or support of ASH-sponsored meetings and events outside of normal working hours (early mornings, evenings, and weekends).


ASH has a collegial, high-energy, and results-driven work environment. Our staff take pride in its effective time and resource management. ASH highly values collaboration, education, innovation, and excellence and is looking for candidates who have demonstrated these values in their day-to-day work experience.

The ASH staff has returned to the office with core office days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and telework on Mondays and Fridays for eligible positions. The Society’s headquarters is within walking distance of several Metro stations on the Blue/Orange/Silver and Red lines.

Hit apply and submit a required resume and cover letter.  Speak to how you would demonstrate alignment with the ASH Mission. ASH Current Openings.  The resume will not be considered without the required cover letter.

The American Society for Hematology (ASH) is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.  ASH makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Job posted: 2022-05-04