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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Board & Convention Operations Senior Manager/ Director in Rockville, Maryland


Who is USP?

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

Brief Job Overview

The professional in this role will build and maintain a robust operations foundation that enables successful engagement of USP’s Board of Trustees, Convention, and Council of the Convention. To accomplish this, the successful candidate will interface with executives, colleagues across the organization, volunteer leaders, and other key stakeholders, ensuring that engagement with these groups is professional and seamless, and that they are well supported to contribute to USP’s growth, impact, and sustainability.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

USP is governed by volunteer leadership bodies – the Board of Trustees, Convention and Council of the Convention, and Council of Experts – so it’s important that these groups are well supported to deliver on their critical role. In this role, you will be responsible for enabling the successful engagement of and governing by the Board, Council of the Convention, and Convention, by ensuring a rigorous operations foundation. You will ensure the CEO, Chief Science Officer, CFO, Board Secretary, Convention Secretary, other executives, and colleagues are prepared and supported to work with these groups to help deliver on USP’s mission.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Manage Board operations and governance, including building and managing agendas for the Board and its committees, working with presenters, ensuring the quality of materials/presentations, ensuring all governance duties of the Board are met.

• Manage Convention operations, including managing membership data integrity, managing process to invite new members and remove members for cause.

• Manage Convention governance, including building and managing agendas for Council of the Convention and its committees, ensuring compliance with governance documents.

• Serve in a leadership role for all cycle transition and governance activities leading up to and including the USP Convention Meeting, held every five years.

Who USP is Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:

Senior Manager:

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field

• Minimum 8 years of experience with governance issues and processes, including adherence to bylaws, and rules and procedures

• Minimum 5 years of experience in a complex organization

• Demonstrated success working in a matrixed organization

• Proactive, outcomes oriented, self-motivated, highly organized


• Bachelor’s degree in a related field

• Minimum 10 years of experience with governance issues and processes, including adherence to bylaws, and rules and procedures

• Minimum 5 years of experience in a complex organization

• Demonstrated success working in a matrixed organization

• Proactive, outcomes oriented, self-motivated, highly-organized

Additional Desired Preferences

• Experience in legal setting

• Pays attention to the details, but also focused on the big picture

• Strong critical thinker

• Collaborative, able to use influence to drive quality work

• Writing and speaking that is clear, professional

• Professional demeanor, discretion

• Experience working in a science-based organization

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):

As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Ext. Affairs, Regulatory, & Communications

Job Type Full-Time