The Leadership Associate role involves program development for APA Divisions , which are the professional interest groups of APA, organized as functional or geographical areas of planning (for example, Transportation Planning, Small Town and Rural Planning Divisions) or affinity groups (e.g., Women and Planning Division).
The position involves daily (or regular or extensive) contact with many leaders in the planning profession and serves as a resource for communications, educational programming and other services provided by APA's components.
Duties and responsibilities
Serve as the lead staff liaison for Divisions and the Divisions Council.
Manage and implement programs that create meaningful experiences for members which advance the mission of the organization.
Maintain regular communications with divisions and assist them in program development, strategic planning, finance, membership development, meetings, administration, and communications.
Assist in developing and implementing strategies to build a strong network among components and in building stronger and more effective relationships with the national association, its components, and members.
Coordinate the membership functions and operations of divisions in member recruitment, retention and engagement; leadership development; administrative management of the divisions.
Qualifications (Education and Experience)
Several years of experience working with volunteer relations or component relations for a membership association required.
Ability to understand the needs of volunteer leaders, possess excellent analytical, verbal, written and organizational skills, and have demonstrated ability at establishing priorities and meeting deadlines required.
Strong oral and written communication skills with a customer service orientation necessary.
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously needed.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Experience using association management software desired.
Internal Number: LA-MD6100
About American Planning Association
ABOUT THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.
This position is located in APA’s office in downtown . Learn more about APA at www.planning.org.
The American Planning Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. APA has offices in Chicago and Washington, DC, and serves a global membership of more than 38,000 professionals. An energetic, progressive organization with a staff of about 100, APA includes a certifying board (AICP) and is about to relaunch the APA Foundation, and so, the successful candidate will be an important contributor to shaping the future of the Foundation.