The Association of Food Industries, established in 1906, is the trade association for the U.S. food import industry. More than 1,000 companies – U.S. importers and foreign companies shipping to the U.S. – are members of the organization. The North American Olive Oil Association and the National Honey Packers and Dealers Association are sections within AFI and stand-alone associations as well. Other sections include a Nut & Agricultural Products section, a Processed Foods section, U.S. Associate members and Overseas Associate members. The focus of the association is compliance with U.S. regulations.
AFI is seeking a manager of marketing/communications. This individual will help market the association, its events and services to existing and potential members via online, written and in-person communication. A key member on a six-person staff, the individual will wear several hats, be involved in an interesting industry and have the opportunity to help a growing organization achieve new heights. Candidate should have prior association-related experience, with experience in sales and marketing a plus.
The AFI staff also manages the National Association of Flavors & Food-Ingredient Systems, the Chemical Sources Association and the Society of Flavor Chemists. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.
Marketing association membership, association meetings, publications, etc.
Planning/logistics regarding association events
Create effective relationships with key players in the food industry and other organizations
Prepare minutes of board/committee meetings
Respond to member inquiries
Manage association’s social media presence
Some travel to association/industry events such as conferences and trade shows
Serve as Associate Director of NAFFS
Serve as chief staff liaison with the CSA
Develop and implement short and long-term plans to meet organization goals and future growth
Strong interpersonal skills, leader, self-starter; brings energy and enthusiasm to the team
Effective written and verbal communicator, including ability to build and deliver presentations
Excellent customer service skills; willing to find creative ways to network & build customer base
Strong project management skills/attention to detail/ability to manage multiple tasks
Sales/marketing experience a plus, particularly in the non-profit field
Bachelor’s degree or other equal professional experience
Experience designing marketing materials
Ability to accept and evolve with changes in policies and procedures