The Manager, Meetings & Education will participate in the planning, support and administration of education programming activities for all ACG Global e-learning initiatives and in-person conferences.
The successful candidate will use his or her experience to assist in the development, planning and support of innovative programming. This position will include program development, editing and creating education content, speaker contracting and preparation, conference app management and on-site support activities for education events and forums. The Manager will engage with the Senior Director and Vice President to expand the reach of the association’s education and professional development platforms through individual, team-based, and committee efforts.
This position will specifically be responsible for collaborating with sponsors and the sponsorship team to develop content with the association’s top stakeholders. The Manager will also work with the event logistics team to design successful and innovative programs for ACG attendees, as well as coordinate conference calls and manage registration for stand-alone education events.
The ideal candidate will have association experience with in-depth knowledge of the professional education landscape. The candidate must be comfortable with researching and vetting speakers, subject matter experts, current events/topics that will ensure ACG’s education is high-quality. The candidate must be able to review and evaluate programs and processes to ensure success year over year. The candidate must be very-well organized with strong communication skills (written, verbal and presentation). They must be detail oriented, process orientated and professional. Must be able to work both as a member of the team and individually. Some travel, both domestic and international, may be required.
Additional roles in support of the ACG Global Events Team may be included.
To perform this job successfully an individual must maintain the confidence and trust of the Vice President, Strategic Events & Partnerships as well as other Senior Staff members and volunteer leaders. The Manager must share the organization’s vision and expectations for organizational culture and service excellence.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s Degree required
3+ years’ experience in a professional association and/or financial institution
Strong knowledge of association-based education and previous experience in a managerial position within an association or related organization preferred
Strong organizational skills with a proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and web-based software
Experience managing volunteer committees
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all audiences at all levels
Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Ability to execute tasks while conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
High level of attention to detail while working accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work directly with association members in a responsible, appropriate and service oriented way
Travel and work as needed (may include weekends)
Individual regularly listens to and speaks with peers, association members, vendors, and business leaders
Ability to read, analyze and interpret data and information, effectively manage common inquiries or feedback from members, attendees, vendors, and the public
High proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Proficiency with cloud-based file sharing tools, survey tools, GoTo Meetings or a similar webinar platform, CRM software, and ideas for how to use them effectively in the professional education arena
Ability to quickly learn other technology as adopted by the team (i.e. web-based programs, CMS systems, registration systems, etc.)
Perform duties in a professional office environment with moderate noise levels
Some domestic and international travel by airplane may be required
Ability to lift 40 pounds
About Association for Corporate Growth (Global Office)
Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 58 chapters and more than 14,000 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals. 75% of ACG members report that they have done business with fellow members. This return on investment has made ACG the most trusted and respected resource for middle-market dealmakers and business leaders who invest in growth and build companies. Face-to-face events, online tools, structured networking opportunities, exclusive member benefits and leading-edge market intelligence provide ACG members with powerful business-building resources. Private equity professionals, investment bankers & intermediaries, attorneys, auditors & accountants, lenders, corporate development officers, company leaders and others focused on the middle market make ACG your resource for opportunities, capital and services. ACG brings together every segment of the growth community.