Assist 27 regional associations in creating healthy, self-sustaining practices, using tools for membership, education, tradeshow, 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.
Management, Business, Communication, Nonprofit
Graduate School: Desired
Type of Work
Years of experience
Depth of Experience
3 – 5 years
Working knowledge of internal association make-up and processes, specific to management and membership
Know how the Association works and the difference from for-profit entities
Design and teach various subjects
Research, design, teach and sell
Project/Program Management: Preferred
Envision, design and implement plans
Present to all levels of business and membership
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Years of experience
Depth of KSA’s
Understanding association management
Work with each level and group within the association and know how each area effects and works with the other
Understanding and creating organizational structure
Design and develop outside and inside structures of organizations
Mentoring and managing others within authority and without
Able to properly develop topics, research and put into presentations, articles, memos and letters
Research, history and writing ability
Able to properly develop ideas, research and put presentations together for maximum impact
PowerPoint, presentation skills, knowledge of subjects, working a room
Manage all staff members to maximum capability
Understand people, counseling skills, mentoring and understanding how all jobs fit together
Comfortable in leadership role
Able to lead without force, understand what a leader is and is not
Skills in coaching, mentoring and understanding people
Big picture thinking, visionary
Able to see the who, what, when, where and how’s of an organization’s current and future paths to success
Able to see the future path given current situations and how to create change
*Sitting: 8 hours per day in office / minimal on-show site
*Standing: minimal in office / 8+ per day on show site
*Lifting: 25# infrequently
*Extended work hours, extended weeks (endurance requirement): Yes
*Office environment: Yes
*Trade show floor or event venues: Yes
*Temperature controlled: Yes
*Travel: Must be able to travel away from home
Key KSA’s covered
Presentation skills, speaking in public
Mentoring, coaching, leading with authority
Presentation skills, influencing others
How to manage people to success
Manage time in and out of office
Understand issues, dispute resolution
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About Promotional Products Association International
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