Washington-based association has an immediate need for a Vice President-Member Services & Conferences who is directly responsible for member recruitment and engagement, delivering exceptional, imaginative and highly marketable meetings and conferences, and growing sponsorship and partnership programs. This includes managing the planning, programming and logistics for the meetings and conferences sponsored by APTA each year, including four major conferences as well as numerous smaller conferences, meetings, seminars, retreats and workshops. The position manages a team specializing in membership services, conference logistics and program development as well as coordinates internally for the successful delivery of each event. This role has overall responsibility for the delivery/execution of conferences/meetings that are high quality, professional, financially successful, strategically aligned and relevant.
Successful candidate must have a B.A./B.S. degree and CMP and/or CAE certifications (preferred) with a minimum of 15-years’ experience in progressively responsible positions, planning and delivering successful meetings and conferences as well as managing the strategy and execution of a viable membership services program for member organizations/associations. Demonstrated management and leadership experience, including the ability to motivate and inspire employees. Additional requirements include strong communications skills; ability to think and plan strategically; excellent decision-making, negotiation and problem-solving skills; strong customer service orientation and ability to serve as a team player; ability to manage a team in high stress situations as well as handle multiple tasks/deadlines; ability to think creatively and generate innovative ideas; and ability to travel to assigned conferences and meetings. We offer a convenient Metro location, excellent benefits and competitive salary. Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resources at email@example.com. EOE Principals Only
About American Public Transportation Association
1500 member trade association for the rapid transit industry with 90 staff. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental, metro subsidy, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) and Short Term Disability and Long Term Care.