Do you enjoy managing adult education and providing innovative learning opportunities for conference attendees? American Public Works Association (APWA), a national non-profit association, seeks a Conference Education Manager located in our downtown Kansas City office. This position is a high contributor to the Education Team and will work with internal staff and volunteer members to deliver two national educational programs with over 150 education sessions and nearly 6,000 conference attendees.
This position will be responsible for keynote conference selection and contracting, call for education presentations, staffing of the conference review committees, speaker logistics and support of the marketing and material content for the conferences. The Conference Education Manager will identify and implement forward thinking design and collaborate with the Education Team to maximum speaker expertise across all educational products. This position closely collaborates with the internal Meetings staff through all stages of each national conference cycle.
Bachelor’s degree combined with a minimum of five years’ experience in adult This continuing education or conference management which includes a positive progression of increasing responsibility, Association experience preferred.
The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be customer/member service oriented; be highly proficient in using all forms of media to deliver a message and have strong computer skills using Office 2016. Must be able to prioritize workload, be comfortable writing for and presenting to various audiences including high profile individuals, be flexible, detail oriented and excel in working in a team environment.
TO APPLY BY OCTOBER 9, 2019: Email Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Requirements.
Bachelor’s degree combined with a minimum of five years’ experience in adult continuing education or conference management which includes a positive progression of increasing responsibility, Association experience preferred.
The American Public Works Association is an educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.
Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 63 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.
The association is a highly participatory organization, with hundreds of opportunities for leadership and service, and a network of several dozen national committees in every area of public works. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, elected at both the regional and national levels, APWA is an open, flexible association with a diversified membership of 30,000 and a reputation for quality services and products