Associate Director, Association Management (Washington, DC Metro Area)
Fernley & Fernley
January 26, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
As the country’s oldest association management company, we’re passionate about helping associations make a positive impact in their fields, whether it’s through fundraising, programming, meeting management, or anything in between.
The Associate Director is responsible for leading and managing Association chapter activities. In addition, the Associate Director will be the main point of contact for the Board of Directors and other key volunteers. You will manage staff to ensure committees are performing their functions, organize programs that hit strategic goals and meet members’ needs, and keep all relevant players informed of ongoing progress. Moreover, you will provide leadership for the chapter and directly assist in developing long-term strategies. The ideal candidate is a highly strategic thinker, can tackle goals with minimal supervision, and has excellent communication and presentation skills.
Liaison with Volunteer Leaders
Assisting Officers/Board of Directors in developing and implementing long-term association strategies and priorities
Ensuring that objectives are met in accordance with bylaws and budgetary parameters
Recommending and participating in the formulation of new association policies
Serve as the primary point of contact for volunteer leaders
Provide information and direction on membership, financial, volunteer management and other issues
Cultivate working relationships with Chapter partners and other potential collaborators on behalf of the Chapter
Participate in monthly Finance, Nominating and National Capital Philanthropy Day Committee meetings, and other committee meetings as needed
Oversee all chapter programs, services and activities to ensure that all requirements are met
Liaison with speakers to confirm speaking engagements
Attend and provide onsite management of annual Sunset Social, National Capital Philanthropy Day, and Annual Member Reception
Attend and provide onsite management of monthly educational, networking, and other events as needed
Supervise Program Coordinator and meetings staff; liaison with internal Fernley & Fernley departments
Process and pay monthly invoices
Liaison with Client International Headquarters
In coordination with Chapter Treasurer, prepare and manage Chapter budget
Facilitate the yearly audit process with external CPA firm
Strategic website updates as needed
Provide technical and administrative support as needed
Compensation & Benefits
Insurance: Medical (POS or HMO plans); Dental and vision; flex spend account; accidental death and life insurance; short and long-term disability; ability to purchase accident and critical illness insurance at a low premium
PTO: 21 days PTO, 8 paid holidays
Travel covered by company
Other fun perks: Our “Fun Committee” puts together monthly company events. We celebrate birthday, anniversaries, and have an annual holiday party. Shout-out board where people can put shout-outs for teammates (weekly email sent out with all the shout-outs). Weekend work is comped.
Education and Work Experience
Successful candidates will have a minimum of three years of business (association or non-profit experience preferred) as a key decision maker or leader
A bachelor's degree in business administration or related field or equivalent experience required. CAE certification is preferred.
Superior analytical and financial skills
Outstanding written and oral communication skills, as the position requires heavy interaction with members and venders as well as public speaking
Excellent Microsoft Office applications skills, including PowerPoint, prior data base management experience.
It is the policy of Fernley & Fernley not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Fernley & Fernley to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.
About Fernley & Fernley
Fernley & Fernley is a prominent association management company that has been in operation since 1886. As the founder of Association Management, Fernley & Fernley prides itself on its unparalleled reputation for honesty, integrity, professionalism, and exceptional customer service. Fernley & Fernley motivates and encourages its associates to be open to be innovative and creative new ideas, retain strong family values, and to perpetuate a rewarding and fun work environment. Located in Center City, Philadelphia, our office is easily accessible to the Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey, and Delaware. For additional information please view our website at www.fernley.com