Education and Training, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Awards & Personalization Association is looking for a part-time Education Specialist to join their team.
The Education Specialist will support the activities of the Awards and Personalization Association (APA) by managing the development, maintenance, and execution of all educational activities. This person will perform a wide range of strategic and tactical activities including, but not limited to, planning and organizing education projects, development of education programs at association trade shows, identifying educational needs of members, evaluating education programs and making recommendations for improvement and growth.
As an Education Specialist you will:
Manage planning process for the education program held at trade shows – program development, speaker management, program evaluation.
Plan and implement educational webinars held throughout the year – identify webinar topics and speakers; using webinar service, set up webinar and attendee registration; execute webinar; add recording to APA website.
Acquire knowledge of industry including technical processes and business challenges of member companies.
Create schedules, outlines, handouts, presentations, and evaluations for educational programs and webinars.
Identify a/v requirements of speakers and work with meetings manager to ensure equipment is ordered and within budget.
Attend all planning meetings and organizational meetings to ensure projects are on schedule, and to foster collaboration where necessary. Contribute ideas, solutions, and recommendations as appropriate.
Maintain up-to-date project reports including project status, expenditures, project planning timelines, and final activity reports.
Develop, compile, and analyze evaluation reports for education activities to determine effectiveness and future needs.
Serve as the first line of contact, service, and support to members with questions about speaker activities, programs, and resources.
Manage the APA certification program including communication with certification enrollees, identifying enrollees who are nearing completion of the program, organizing the recognition of certificants at the annual Member Breakfast, creating certificates of completion for certificants, providing certificants with materials to promote their accomplishments in their local market.
Assist in budget development and monitor expenses of educational programs.
As liaison to the APA education committee provide leadership and support including scheduling conference calls, attending and contributing to meetings, taking minutes of meetings.
As required, travel to trade shows. Manage the onsite execution of education program.
Promote APA’s brand and image through accurate and high quality communications with members, volunteers, and others. Respond to written and telephone inquiries in a timely manner.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have the following requirements and demonstrated experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferable in business or education.
5+ years in professional work experience preferably in an association setting.
Past association education program experience preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and ensure timely and accurate results.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to think and plan ahead; resourceful and strong initiative.
Ability to effectively collaborate internally and externally to achieve goals.
High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Professional appearance and demeanor.
Critical thinking, problem solving, time management, and organizational skills.
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