The Manager, Regional Relations, located at our Association office in Irving, Texas, assists 27 regional associations in creating healthy, self-sustaining practices, using tools for membership, education, trade show, social media, association management and any other emerging topics. Develops and executes strategies, plans and programs that enhance the effectiveness of the Regional Association Council (RAC) and PPAI’s Regional Affiliate Program as it supports PPAI’s goals.
Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities
Maintains on-going, collaborative communication with the regional community answering questions, identifying trends, developing materials and building consensus with the regional community.
Works collaboratively with the Regional Association Council in staff liaison role to develop programs and services that benefit the regional community. Provides continuity in messaging, support, and activities to ensure on-going focus , success, consistent governance practices related to Bylaws and P&P, meetings, minutes and district elections.
Develops content, secures speakers and contributes to messaging of the RAC Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) and supports, year-long content to train and support regional leadership.
Primary content manager for variety of programs to develop and deliver professional development of regional leaders and executive directors.
Serves as lead for data collection, compilation, and trend identification as part of the regional benchmarking project to maximize strategic opportunities, educational, and content needs and early identification of associations in need of assistance.
Responsible for implementing annual dues mailing to all regional associations and reporting for the RAC treasury (i.e. dues collections, expenses, developing monthly activity statements and budgets).
Provides direction for RAC website content to ensure visibility, relevant content and information to educate and enlighten the industry about regional community programs and services.
Contributes content and resources on Promo Connect as the primary, online resource and access to best practices, templates, and shared content for regional association volunteer leaders and executive directors.
Assist regional associations and the Regional Association Council in growing effectiveness through board optimization, strategic planning and development of ad-hoc training.
Executive Director to the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation.
Provides staff support to RAC committees/taskforces by providing advice and guidance to the committee/taskforce chair and members, implementing recommendations and completing follow-up reports and correspondence on behalf of the group.
Serves as a primary contact for staff, members and potential members seeking information about regional associations.
Manages diverse projects as requested by the Director of Member Engagement and Regional Relations (e.g. charity events, internal projects, planning committee needs, etc.).
Supervises and provides Regional Relations Assistant with guidance to support deliverables of regional community and department.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Member Engagement and Regional Relations.
BA/BS in Management, Business, Communication, Nonprofit from an accredited University.
Graduate degree preferred.
CAE certification preferred.
Three to five years recent experience working with an association including project management, staff management, as well as researching, designing, training on various subjects.
Excellent writing and presentation skills. Proven ability to coach and mentor, visionary for future paths to success.
Ability to travel approx. 15%.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including medical,dental, vision, life, disability, wellness, 401K with matching program.
About Promotional Products Association International
Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 14,300 corporate members of the $21 billion promotional products industry comprised of more than 37,661 businesses and more than 510,000 professionals. PPAI represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocates on its behalf. PPAI operates T...he PPAI Expo, the industry’s largest trade show; provides the leading promotional products safety and compliance program, a prestigious professional development and certification program; and publishes industry trade journals and periodicals.