The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a Manager, Recognition Programs reporting to the Senior Director, Volunteer Engagement.
CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its 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.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, government relations, institutional leadership and marketing. Individual members are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural organizations or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
This position manages CASE award programs to maintain an excellent experience for and ensure maximum participation by CASE members and volunteers. The incumbent collaborates with internal and external partners throughout the organization to ensure interested stakeholders take full advantage of the CASE award programs as a member benefit and as a key function of strategic thought leadership goals and objectives.
Manages the global Circle of Excellence Awards program, including the annual judge recruitment process. Serve as liaison to other divisions in their work with the awards including Marketing and Communications, Member Support and Education. Supervises half-time staff assisting with the awards program.
Supports district relations team with eight North American district awards programs as needed. Works with district awards chairs/representatives on the annual selection of categories for alignment, the marketing and visibility for the program and the recruitment of headquarters judging panels for the aligned categories.
Manages the Distinguished Service and Independent Schools Awards programs, including award setups in the awards module, serving as the key contact with the marketing team for awards promotion, preparation of materials for the awards selection committee, and working with a vendor on the production of tribute videos.
Manages the Educational Fundraising Awards program, including the recruitment of award selection committees, preparation of materials for judges and serving as the key contact with a data consultant.
Manages the Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship, the SimpsonScarborough Scholars, and the Michael Kiser Memorial Scholarship Programs including working with marketing to ensure appropriate visibility of the program and recruiting judges to review entries. Works with Corporate Relations team to ensure that award sponsors are appropriately stewarded.
Collaborates with the Senior Director, Volunteer Relations and other CASE colleagues on all other CASE awards and scholarship programs recognizing leadership within the profession and model programs.
Participates in the ongoing evaluation and redesign, as needed, of CASE awards programs. Disseminates information and results to CASE staff and appropriate volunteer leadership.
Serves as departmental liaison to the CASE Summit, CASE/NAIS, and CASE ASAP staff teams, focusing specifically on awards program issues and their implementation.
Works to continually improve the awards presence on the CASE website and the operation of the awards module in Personify, including online entry processes, samples, winner announcements and other values-based content.
Assists with other awards program projects and activities as assigned.
Completes budget request and reimbursement forms on a timely and accurate basis.
Exercises fiscal responsibility in the utilization of all CASE resources.
Exhibits appropriate leadership toward and works cooperatively and supportively with all volunteer groups for which this position is responsible.
Collaborates with CASE colleagues in other parts of the world to ensure the best sharing of ideas, expertise and knowledge.
Perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and at least five years project or program management experience required, or equivalent combination education and/or experience. Experience managing and implementing broad-based volunteer-driven programs desired. Some travel required.
Skills and Abilities: Applicant needs strong organizational and project management skills, excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of and experience working with association management systems (AMS) and/or content management systems. Experience with Personify a plus. Must have ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work well with staff teams and volunteers at all levels. Must have strong editing skills and detail-orientation, extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, specially Excel and Access, and a desire to learn and have comfort with new technologies.
Qualified applicants should CLICK HERE to apply. Applications MUST include a résumé and cover letter with salary requirements and/or salary history. Applications without the required skills and experience or salary requirements may not be considered.NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Preference may be given to applications received before June 22, 2018.
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 materials, 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 professio...nals 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