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Whether you are an experienced professional looking for a new opportunity, a new graduate, or changing careers, association management is a growing, vibrant, and dynamic field.  Associations are broadly diversified organizations, with business models ranging from event planning to publishing to e-commerce to member services—and often much more—all housed under one roof. No matter what your area of interest or expertise, there is a position within an association that is perfect for you. 

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Chapter President

Associated Builders & Contractors - Western Pennsylvania Chapter

Position Summary

Provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the mission, goals and objectives of the Chapter are achieved in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  Develop and implement the strategic plan in partnership with the board of directors.  Provides hands-on leadership of all areas of the Chapter including governance, staff, membership, association and finances. As the spokesperson and face of the Chapterhe/she will be an executive who will tell the merit shop industry's story in a credible and passionate way that enhances the business climate and adds value to ABC's members.

Membership

  • Is responsible for membership growth and retention by providing value and enhanced services to the Chapter. 
  • Uses various mediums to communicate and drive the value proposition to membership.
  • Reaches out to make and cultivate relationships with membership to improve member satisfaction. Proposes, coordinates and presents high-quality and relevant content to membership at events and activities to cultivate member competencies. Researches legislation, data and trends in the industry and interprets implication to members. Recommends best practices.
  • Assists with the structure, design, scope, and administration of membership surveys. Analyzes responses and formulates and communicates findings.
  • Promotes all aspects of member involvement. Effectively communicate with membership, whether by email, social media and newsletter keeping members informed of Chapter developments, including but not limited to, educational opportunities, social events, public relations and legislative activities.
  • Develops and promotes services for members to insure membership growth, as well as member retention.
  • To the extent possible, get to know members and visit members making them aware that the Chapter is available to assist them.
  • Involvement in Membership recruitment and retention programs.

 Chapter Governance

  • Plays the lead role in the implementation of the Chapter’s strategic plan. Monitors progress of objectives delegated to key staff to ensure completion.
  • Engages and communicates regularly with the Board of Directors to keep them apprised of progress towards established goals. Provides the board with sufficient internal, economic, legislative & industry updates to enable them to make sound decisions for the Chapter.
  • Attends regular and executive board meetings as a matter of business and special meetings as required.
  • Researches, proposes and implements changes to policies, by-laws, and programs approved by the Board of Directors that will improve the financial or value position of the Chapter.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with Chapter Officers, Chapter Counsel, committees, task forces, trusts, and all key partners & stakeholders.

 Internal Relations

  • Works in conjunction with the Treasurer and respective Budget & Finance Committee in order to develop annual budgets that reinforce the mission and are financially stable. Collaborates with the Treasurer to assess and improve the financial status of the Association. With the Treasurer, authorizes all invoices, financial statements, and expenses.  Reviews and authorizes contracts as approved in the budget or as an ad hoc expenditure approved by the Executive Board. 
  • Champions an exceptional member service culture by providing staff with the training, technology, equipment, facilities and support to provide cooperative and efficient solutions to members. Proposes recommendations for improvement or purchase to the Board and implements as appropriate.

 External Relations

  • Networks with, monitors and/or participates in other industry associations, commissions, professional networks, governmental agencies, legislative bodies, etc. to monitor economic, government, industry and public and private sector activities. Maintains contact with personnel to educate and garner support for industry initiatives impacting Chapter and its members.
  • Takes a lead role in Construction industry advocacy issues.
  • Strategically involved in political campaigns, PAC, and organizational fundraising.
  • As a merit shop advocate, has a solid understanding of the region’s current construction industry environment.
  • Collaborates with other ABC chapters and National.

 Administration

  • Manages the Chapter according to the by-laws, Chapter policies, applicable law, and best practices.
  • Leads the entire human resources function. Recruits, hires, trains, engages, promotes, coaches, evaluates performance, develops and terminates staff in accordance with Chapter policies and all federal and state labor laws.   Evaluates current competencies and performance measures and compensation to develop an effective team. Is responsible for overseeing and budgeting for all compensation and benefits.
  • Administers office procedures and employee evaluations.
  • Responsible for developing the staff and providing training to the staff to reach their full potential.
  • Financial Management including monthly reports to the board.
  • Assures payment of dues and submission of reports to ABC National at appointed time. 
  • Budget preparation and monitoring, including development and implementation of Non- Dues Income.
  • Monitors all committee activity through staff reports, constant communications with liaisons and periodic attendance at committee meetings.
  • Maintains personnel and board policy manuals.
  • Provide quarterly progress reports with reference to the strategic plan and 5-year vision.
  • Consults and advises in the selection of Board Members, committee chairpersons, and committee members.
  • Maintain Building and Property.

 Resumes and cover letters should be sent to [email protected].

 


 

 

Executive Office Coordinator/Assistant to the CEO

Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA)

Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is a thriving and progressive, non-profit association, that supports the elected public school officials in Pennsylvania.

We are seeking administrative support to assist the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, in the coordination of work needed to support the activities of the Executive Office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling and coordinating meetings
  • Being the primary contact for incoming calls and mail
  • Making travel arrangements and involvement in special projects

 Requirements include:

  • Ability to take initiative, work with highly confidential information, demonstrate good judgment and exercise discretion.
  • Excellent computer skills, including a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Strong customer service, written and oral interpersonal communication skills, as well as organizational, time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities within strict time frames and deadlines successfully required. 
  • High school diploma or GED, an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration or equivalent experience. Minimum of 3- 5 years of related work experience.

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Human Resources at: [email protected]

 

Member Experience Coordinator

Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA)

Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) is a thriving and progressive, non-profit association, that supports the elected public school officials of Pennsylvania.

We are seeking a Member Experience Coordinator to manage PSBA's registration processes, and provide high-quality customer service and technical assistance to our members. This position will report to the Director of Conference & Events.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Manage our registration processes for featured events, on-line trainings and webinars.
  • Provide customer service to requests, by those seeking to participate in PSBA events and other educational opportunities, both in-person and online.
  • Resolve technical assistance inquiries
  • Track event management processes and ensure accuracy of product/event details for events in our database systems.
  • Assist the Director of Conference & Events, with in-person events.

 Requirements include:

  •  Associate Degree in Office Administration or equivalent experience required. Three years’ progressively responsible work experience.
  • Strong written and oral interpersonal communication skills, as well as strong organizational time management and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities within strict timeframes and deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail, and effective written and verbal interpersonal communication skills are a must.
  • Excellent computer skills, including a proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to interact professionally with our membership, vendors and staff. 

 Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to Human Resources at: [email protected]

 

Director, Government Affairs

Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association 

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA) is seeking a Director of Government Affairs to join the PRLA advocacy team. This senior level position will report directly to the Vice President of Government Affairs but will be expected to work independently on the association’s many legislative and regulatory policies. This individual will be comfortable representing the association’s members at the federal, state, and local level. Interested individuals must have a minimum of 3 years of legislative experience, excellent communication skills, and be familiar with legislative tracking tools such as PLS and grassroots platforms.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to [email protected].

 

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies

REPORTS TO: President and Board of Directors as needed

JOB SUMMARY: Manage and lead the day-to-day activities and general operations of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies. Responsible for establishing and implementing results-based strategies focused on consistent achievement of the organization’s mission and financial objectives, as established by the board of directors. This is an exempt, salaried position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES – MANAGEMENT:

  • Plan, direct and control the business affairs of PFB & Affiliated Companies in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and under the general direction and control of the board of directors.
  • Initiate and recommend programs and plans for efficient operations, sound growth, and orderly expansion of corporate services under guidelines approved by the board of directors.
  • Oversee all personnel and employment policies/practices, with supervisory authority over all PFB & Affiliated Companies’ employees.
  • Facilitate and implement annual budget and strategic planning.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the board of directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
    • Purchase property and supplies as used in the ordinary course of conducting the business of the corporation and borrow money as may be necessary in the name of the corporation, and execute evidences of obligation therefore, as limited by direction of the board of directors.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES – GENERAL:

  • Carry out actions, directives and policies, as well as administer programs and projects, as approved by the President and board of directors.
  • Be responsible for arrangements for all annual and special meetings of the organization, provide notification of all meetings, and maintain accurate, permanent records/documentation of all such meetings, including distribution of minutes to all board members.
  • Work with the president to provide an agenda for each meeting.
  • Maintain all corporate records for PFB & Affiliated Companies and cause proper reports to be submitted to appropriate agencies as required.
  • Provide a complete report annually of all financial transactions for audit.
  • Act as the official custodian of the organization’s funds, maintaining all documents and financial records.
    • Oversee the Executive Director of the PA Friends of Agriculture Foundation to facilitate meeting Foundation board expectations.
    • Build and maintain effective working relationships with the president, board, the American Farm Bureau Federation, state Farm Bureaus, county Farm Bureaus, insurance partners, government officials, and other organizations.
      • Coordinate interaction with the 54 county Farm Bureaus including the administration of contracts and agreements established and approved.
      • Maintain constant awareness of developments in the agricultural industry and keep abreast of new developments in the field of association management.
      • Fulfill all other duties as may be assigned by the president or board of directors

 EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

Required:

  • Demonstrates superior leadership skills with the ability to coach, mentor and motivate staff
  • Commitment to providing excellent service to members/clients
  • Commitment to corporate and personal growth
  • Proficient communication skills, particularly public speaking and written correspondence, and ability to be a leader
  • Working knowledge of agriculture, particularly Pennsylvania agriculture, and an understanding of grassroots volunteer organizations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office Suite

 Preferred:

  • Management experience in a not-for-profit setting
  • Successful revenue sourcing experience
  • Team-building experience relevant to working with active volunteer board of directors and dedicated staff

 OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid PA Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Working during non-traditional office hours will at times be required

TELECOMMUTE OPTION:  Primarily 100% in Camp Hill office with travel at times, requiring some overnight stays.

HOW TO APPLY:  Email or send resume with salary expectations in confidence to:

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
Attn:  Keri Zeigler, HR Director
PO Box 8736
Camp Hill, PA  17001-8736
717-731-3579  secure fax

 

Note:  This job description is intended to describe the major functions and characteristics of this job. It is not intended to describe all functions or responsibilities, which may be assigned to the incumbent employee. It is always within the employer’s right to add to, delete from, or further modify this job description at any time. This document is not to be construed as an employment contract of any type. EOE.