The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a Manager, Educational Programs, reporting to the Director, Educational Programs.
CASE is a global membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Our mission is to inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. Advancing education in over 3,600 member institutions, CASE has 85,000 members in 82 countries working at universities, colleges, independent and international schools and non-profits. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE works across all continents from its offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City.
CASE works to achieve a seamless ‘One CASE’ experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Our new strategic plan seeks to make CASE truly global. Collaborating across time zones and borders, all CASE staff in all offices strive to make this ambitious aspiration a reality.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Serves as the project manager for 12+ assigned conferences/programs annually.
Works in tandem with the volunteer conference chair in the development of program content, as well as demonstrating leadership in designing the program structure, and identifying and creating value added components to programs.
Initiates and directs all on-site activity as the primary CASE representative, managing all areas of conference operations, demonstrating impeccable judgment in dealing with fiscal, contractual and interpersonal relationships with hotel representatives.
Manages the production and distribution of all conference materials and related learning materials from volunteers and appropriate CASE departments for each assigned conference.
Submits appropriate copy for promotions in accordance with production timelines and assists the Marketing staff in identifying and defining essential marketing strategies for each conference.
Manages speaker management and conference evaluation systems and processes. Provides timely and meaningful program feedback to volunteers and CASE staff.
Exhibits a high level of interpersonal skills and professionalism, serving as an ambassador for the organization and representing CASE Headquarters as you interact with 1,800+ members/participants annually.
Excels in relationship management, identifies, recruits, supervises and stewards 100+ faculty and volunteers throughout the year, including CASE Trustees and Commissioners.
Identifies new products and markets to enhance programming opportunities in regards to audiences and content, demonstrating an entrepreneurial approach enabling CASE to remain competitive in the market place.
Extensive travel throughout the U.S. as required (approximately 30%), to execute conference portfolio requiring significant time and some weekend travel.
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibilities/Judicious Use of Resources
Develops, manages and reconciles, the budget for each assigned conference (portfolio), generating revenues in excess of $1.5 million and managing expenses in excess of $750,000, including the reconciliation of all master hotel bills and volunteer reimbursements.
Demonstrates sound fiscal judgment in the utilization of all CASE resources.
Demonstrates exceptional leadership/management, cooperatively and supportively, while working with all volunteers across all levels in the membership.
Represents CASE in a respectable and professional manner as required with the Commissions and other respective senior volunteer segments.
Liaises with colleagues running CASE's conferences, workshops, and institutes in other parts of the world to ensure the best sharing of ideas, expertise and knowledge.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor.
Education and Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree; five years of professional experience; volunteer management experience required; advancement-related experience and event planning experience highly desirable.
Skills and Abilities Required: Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; outstanding interpersonal, communications & problem solving skills for interacting with various levels of constituencies, internally and externally from the organization. Possess an aptitude for working with and managing significant budgets while being extremely attentive to the details of program management. Capable of traveling independently while representing CASE at programs throughout the country.
The ideal candidate will be an organized and energetic self-starter with impeccable attention to detail, well- developed analytic skills, and the ability to follow complex projects through from inception to completion, the ability to work independently with minimal direction, and the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced dynamic setting. Attractive compensation, benefits, and work environment.
To Apply: Qualified candidates should send résumé and cover letter with salary requirements and/or salary history to CASEemployment@CASE.org with ManagerEP17Applicant (candidate last name) in the subject line. Applications without the required skills and experience will not be considered.NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Preference may be given to applications received before October 15, 2017.
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment mater...ials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more