ASB Standards Coordinator

AAFS Standards Board, Remote, US

Responsibilities

AAFS has developed a wholly owned subsidiary corporation entitled the AAFS Standards Board LLC to administer the Academy’s Standards Development Organization (SDO) activities as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited SDO. The Academy Standards Board (ASB) runs the AAFS SDO process. The ASB has technical Consensus Bodies for 14 forensic disciplines. The Consensus Bodies are comprised of volunteers from relevant and interested parties both within the Academy and the forensic science community as a whole.

NOTE: This position is based in Colorado Springs, CO or remote.

The Standards Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that there is accurate record keeping and supporting the operations of the LLC, to include, but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring that original documentation relevant to the development of a standards, technical reports or other output of the consensus body(ies) and working groups is organized and available to appropriate and relevant entities
  • Maintaining rosters of the consensus bodies and working groups and a list of standards for which the consensus bodies is responsible
  • Ensuring that all documentation required for ANSI periodic audits are available and compliant
  • Maintaining accurate correspondence records, sorted and accessible by key words and relevant topics
  • Ensuring that all records are backed up on a regular basis
  • Facilitate technical committee meetings and editing draft documents to reflect the deliberations and suggested revisions/updates of the technical committees
  • Preparing and submitting ANSI-related forms for each standard
  • Setting up automated voting procedures in support of the consensus bodies
  • Maintaining the collaboration worksite for the LLC, including answering routine usage and access questions from members
  • Supporting the Secretariat and Consultant in writing about and documenting the activities of the LLC, including grant reports, progress reports, press releases, and assisting in preparing presentation materials for conferences, talks, and meetings
  • Assisting the Secretariat in preparing for teleconferences, meeting rooms, and other support activities necessary for meetings
  • Assisting the Secretariat in running meetings, including note-taking and preparation of minutes of meetings
  • Assisting the Secretariat on an as-needed basis for specialized tasks
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 4 years editorial or project management
  • Ability to manage workload across multiple projects and deadlines, including the ability to develop and manage project timelines and deliveries
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Editing and layout experience in Word
  • Ability to maintain budget and expense logs
  • Capability to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain a records-management system such as HigherLogic Workspace or similar systems

Compensation

AAFS offers a competitive salary and benefits package including health/dental/vision coverage, 401(k) plan with company matching, a dog-friendly office, professional development support, exceptional paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, protected age category, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, military status, physical or mental disability of any individual who is otherwise qualified, or any other category required by law.

How to apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Teresa Ambrosius tambrosius@aafs.org.