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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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Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner

Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA)

The Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) invites applications to be submitted for the position of Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner. PFDA is one of the oldest and largest funeral director associations in the country whose mission is: “To preserve, protect, and promote the independent family-owned funeral home and to help PFDA members provide meaningful ceremonies and rituals surrounding death.”

Location:

Harrisburg, PA

Reports To:

Executive Director

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for overseeing the administration and coordination of all meetings, conventions, continuing education, and events for the association and its affiliated organization. The position is also responsible for producing the association’s monthly electronic newsletter.

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Administer, coordinate, and market all aspects of association’s Annual Convention & Expo
  • Administer, coordinate, and market all aspects of association’s meetings, seminars, board meetings, and other events
  • Administer and coordinate all event logistics, vendor relations, and contract negotiations
  • Develop marketing materials and maintain social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter)
  • Maintain current knowledge of event planning standards and trends by attending seminars consulting with other professionals, and reading trade publications
  • Produce association’s monthly member newsletter, including advertisements and job/classified listings
  • Assist with projects and perform other duties and functions as requested

Job Skills & Qualifications:

Required: 

  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent budget management, recordkeeping, and organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Good judgment and effective decision making and problem resolution skills
  • Ability to determine issues/problems that need to be brought to the attention of the senior staff
  • Minimum of two years of successful convention and event planning experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines occurring simultaneously
  • Friendly demeanor with association members, board, and staff and ability to work as a team
  • Proficiency using Adobe and Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Proficiency in using Zoom to host virtual meetings and seminars
  • Ability to learn Association Management Software (MemberClicks) for events and seminars
  • Ability to work in a busy open office environment
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Ability to provide at least three references upon request
  • Ability to travel as needed for work related meetings and events
  • Valid PA driver’s license to operate a non-commercial vehicle

 Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, hospitality, or equivalent experience
  • Association experience a plus

 Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time during events
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
  • Must be able to work a variety of hours in order to accommodate events 

This position description is not all-inclusive. The Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner may be required to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those noted here, depending on the needs of the association.

This is a full-time, exempt, Monday-Friday position. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered. Compensation to be based on experience and qualifications. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the contact below by August 6, 2021. No calls please. EOE.


CONTACT:

James Eirkson
Assistant Executive Director & COO
[email protected]

 

Digital Content Manager

Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® is seeking a talented and motivated individual that isn’t afraid to bring new ideas to the table. The ideal candidate will have a strong communications background and the ability to conceptualize and execute campaigns.

The digital content manager will be the go-to internal expert on everything related to the association’s website. Our website is the always-on benefit for 36,000 Pennsylvania Realtors®, and we need to make sure their experience is pleasant and informative. This will be the main responsibility of the digital content manager.

The digital content manager will endeavor to stay up to date on all relevant design and development trends, eager to make sure our association a leader in Pennsylvania and across the country. Additionally, the digital content manager will constantly monitor analytics to evaluate our website’s health and performance.

As the main point of contact for our website, the digital content manager will be the lead liaison between the association and our marketing agency. The agency oversees design and development of PARealtors.org with the digital content manager assisting with goals, strategy and feedback.

When the association is planning to launch new initiatives or update sections of the website, the digital content manager is a central figure of these initiatives, synthesizing the input from numerous stakeholders to produce an exceptional final product — meeting deadlines along the way.

Additionally, the digital content manager eagerly contributes to other visual aspects of our business that align with their expertise. This could include email marketing, photography, videography or social media.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and comparable work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Must possess working knowledge of WordPress and Google Analytics
  • Advanced Microsoft Office 365 skills, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and make actionable recommendations

 Additional Qualifications:

  • Familiarity or experience with HubSpot, Lucky Orange and/or Semrush a plus
  • Capable of working independently as well as in a team environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Relocation expenses negotiable

Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, portfolio pieces and salary requirements, Attention: Kevin Juliano at https://parealtors.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=24&source=aWQ9MjQ%3D. No calls please.

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals without consideration of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or any other trait protected by federal, state and local law.

 

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].