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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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Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association

The Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations, will be a key executive within the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods (NFRA) organization, responsible for directing the meeting planning activities of the Association, as well as developing/nurturing important industry relationships and managing integrated marketing programs that support NFRA’s organizational mission to increase the overall sales and consumption of frozen and refrigerated foods.

Additionally, the Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations will work closely with the President/CEO, and the Communications, Events and Membership areas of the organization: to develop strategic initiatives; identify opportunities for growth and improvement in member service; contribute to the decision making process regarding operational policies and objectives; and ensure the long-term effectiveness of the organization as a whole.

Responsibilities

  • Directs the planning, coordinating and implementation of NFRA’s premier annual events – The NFRA Convention and the NFRA Executive Conference – including budget, site selection, contract negotiations, sponsorships, logistics, programming, and more.
  • Develops and builds mutually beneficial relationships with industry segments, local associations, key vendors and other internal/external audiences.
  • Works with NFRA Board members to develop, coordinate and initiate association programs and activities. Key staff liaison for Frozen Food Council and Frozen Promotions Committee, directing all frozen promotional efforts of the Association.
  • Oversees fundraising efforts for key promotion and national marketing/public relations programs that promote frozen and refrigerated foods.
  • Manages the membership function.

Relationships
Reports directly to President/CEO. Reports to, serves and communicates with, the Board of Directors.

Requirements
The Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations should be an individual with excellent organizational leadership skills and superior interpersonal skills – a confident professional who brings creativity, vision, and energy.

  • Proven leadership skills and effective decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent communications skills; writing and speaking. 
  • Ability to develop long-term valuable relationships on behalf of the Association.
  • Sales and/or fundraising experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and build consensus across many audiences to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Experience working with a large, diverse board and active volunteer committees.
  • Harrisburg, PA-based position.

Education and Experience
A minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible association management background, with meeting planning and marketing experience.  Bachelor’s degree.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected] by July 31, 2022.

 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Pennsylvania School Bus Association

The Pennsylvania School Bus Association is looking for a leader. An individual who can take our active, well run organization to the next level and insure we are executing our mission of Education and Advocacy. The Association represents independent school bus contractors who transport hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania’s children safely to school every day… you could be a part of this admirable mission. The Executive Director is responsible to insure the Association's sustainability through fiscal stewardship, leadership development and member recruitment and retention. To learn more about our dynamic Association visit www.paschoolbus.org. We look forward to talking to you about this opportunity. Resumes with salary requirements should be submitted to [email protected].

QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION: The Executive Director shall have had leadership, supervisory and financial management experience prior to assuming this position. The Executive Director must also demonstrate evidence of experience working with many diverse groups and should have knowledge and experience in the field of transportation, government relations, non-profit association management and event management. A master’s degree in a field related to the work of the Association is preferred.

  1. Master’s Degree or Bachelor Degree preferred, in political science, public policy, marketing, business administration, non-profit management, communication or related field and/or equivalent work experience.
  2. Experience and knowledge in government relations and proven track record working with elected officials and regulatory agencies, preferably in the State of Pennsylvania.
  3. Excellent professional communication skills; including written and oral, strong listening skills, and the ability to give presentations to and speak in front of large groups.
  4. Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set short and long term goals with an appropriate work plan to accomplish those goals.
  5. Ability to recruit new members to the organization and retain existing well developed member base.
  6. Project management, with emphasis on staying within budget and meeting time deadlines.
  7. Competency in networking, fundraising and obtaining financial sponsorships from vendors, associate members and organizations.
  8. Ability to work collaboratively and positively with others of diverse backgrounds, opinions and needs
  9. Ability to independently identify and resolve problems and bring resolution recommendation to the Board, if necessary.
  10. Must be able to make decisions that reflect the best interest of the organization.
  11. Must have a clean driving record and be willing to obtain a School Bus Driver’s License.