Programs are initiatives that are administered within ASOF, and partly funded by ASOF's operational budget. They are meant to be smaller scale but strategic, sometimes acting as pilots for larger scale projects in the future. Programs take shape at the level of individual members and are endorsed by a vote of the Executive Board.
Projects are large scale initiatives meant to be transformative, with significant impact on the development of research and education in Armenia. They are typically meant to be funded by the government, benefactors, and foundations and spun off into independent entities. ASOF acts as a focal organizational point, provides the needed expertise and human resources, helps mediate and create the needed coalitions, and can also help in fundraising. Projects can be initiated by any member but require the active involvement of the Executive Director and/or members of the ASOF Board to get realized.
Committees are set up by the Executive Board and can be of two types: Board-level or general. Board-level committees are led by a member of the Board and are delegated with decision-making powers that can be linked to the operational budget. General committees have advisory functions and do not require the chair to be a member of the Board. Members of a Committee must be members of ASOF.
Task forces can be set up by the Executive Director or a Committee upon the request of any member of ASOF. They are meant to be a working group with a particular expertise and focus. Task forces can have a small core team and a larger advisory group. Members of a task force do not have to be members of ASOF.
The Executive Team consists of the Executive Board and Executive Directors. The Executive Directors are appointed by the Board. The Board operates in Armenia, France, and the United States, with a common core group of individuals. The main Board is the one in the United States, elected by the Fellows of the Society. Any Fellow can be elected as a member of the Board. The Boards in France and Armenia are appointed by the Board in the United States.