Associate Specialist for International Fairs

Position Overview

This position will support the administration and coordination of a network of international science and engineering fairs. In addition, the position will support day-to-day operations of Science Education Programs department of the Society for Science & the Public (Society).

Essential Functions

  • Provides administrative support to the international fairs of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  This includes administrative and accounting paperwork.
  • Provides customer service by responding to phone and email inquiries.
  • Provides data support such as maintenance of existing databases, running queries and reports and analyzing data.
  • Supports program website updates and revisions.
  • Aids in the processing of online applications for the programs throughout the year.
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned.
  • Attends all education programs, which requires at least 2 weeks of travel annually.


  • Strong communications skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others as a team, to multi-task, and to be a self-starter.
  • Affinity for the educational, science and outreach goals of the Society for Science & the Public.

Prior Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree required. A degree in science, education, international relations or information technology is desirable, but not required.
  • High computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
  • Data management and relational database knowledge (Access, The Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or other database software) and experience with online application and evaluation systems, including Fluid Review is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with serving international audiences is preferred, but not required.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to No phone calls please.

About Society for Science & the Public

Society for Science & the Public (Society) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement; to inform, educate, and inspire. We do this work through our award-winning Science News media group and world-class science competitions: the Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS), the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), and Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars). ISEF and Broadcom MASTERS begin at local, regional, state, and national fairs that affiliate with the Society to participate. This network includes more than 400 science fairs representing more than 70 countries, regions, and territories.

The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.