The Events & Education Department is responsible for all aspects of all events and educational offerings for the Association, in a way that maximizes the non-dues revenue of the organization. This includes CAMX, conferences and workshops, regional meetings, as well educational offerings such as the CCT program and webinars. The department sets the strategy for all these offerings and is responsible for executing that strategy.
The Education Manager manages the association’s education offerings to generate non-dues revenue for the association while increasing the overall reputation of the association educational offerings in the industry. Educational offerings include, but are not limited to, the educational content at in person and online events, ACMA Bookstore, Learning Management System, manuals and training tools, online content, and other educational materials for purchase.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plays leadership role with the Sr. VP of Events and Information and Certification Director to develop educational content for the association’s members and the composites industry.
Stays apprised of composites industry knowledge and trends. Makes recommendations on needed education topics and events which elevate the reputation of ACMA education and events within the industry.
Sits on the Education Committee
Identifies the educational offerings online, in print, and at workshops and conferences for the association.
Develops and implements operational plans for the education program each year.
Develops educational program for the yearly trade show and convention, as well as other conferences and workshops. Includes speaker management activities for annual trade show and convention, vertical market conferences, webinars, as well as other offerings such as poster sessions and the ACE/CAMX awards programs.
Develop and manages the online content delivery system and testing, used for both certification and educational offerings.
Develops and manages program budgets for online sales/LMS and webinars. Sets goals and creates needed reports to monitor and report progress of budget goals.
Works with Marketing Manager to promote and sell educational offering, including conferences, workshops, CAMX, and print items.
Works with Coordinator, Operations to ensure that they fulfill bookstore/LMS orders and understand the LMS system.
Travels to ACMA meetings and makes customer/sales visits as necessary (approximately 3-6 times a year).
Promotes benefits of association membership to non-members participating in educational programs; or routes to other staff for such promotion.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
5-7 years related experience in education, certification and educational programming in conferences and webinars.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Basic understanding of manufacturing and materials science/engineering a plus. Some sales or members/customer service experience also beneficial.
Knowledge of best practices and trends in educational programming, online delivery of education and certification programs.
Creativity and strategic thinking.
Excels in a self-driven and team environment.
Customer service orientation.
Familiarity with electronic communications/web sites.
Understanding of association databases, experience with NetForum preferred.
Ability to interpret, analyze, organize and apply association policies, objectives, and operations requirements.
Exercise independent judgment and decision making, as well as the ability to work independently with little supervision.
Establish working relationships and interact effectively with a wide range of people.
Communicate and present ideas effectively orally and in writing.
Familiarization with the composites industry.
Proficient in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and Access.
Exercise proper telephone etiquette.
About American Composites Manufacturers Assocation
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the composites industry’s largest trade group in the world.Composites are products that:* improve fuel efficiency in cars, trucks, RVs and trains* make underground tanks that don’t leak* build bridges that don’t rust* turn wind into electric power* clean emissions in coal plants* transport ethanol* protect our troops* enable the disabled* create recreational, artistic and architectural options that make life more enjoyableThe American composites industry is made up of approximately 3,000 companies. In the U.S. it employs more than a half-million people in all 50 states and generates almost $70 billion in revenues annually.ACMA provides a forum for members of the composites industry to come together to develop shared market opportunities and deal with common challenges. It is recognized as an unmatched source of up-to-date information about the composites industry as well as the premier provider of educational resources relating to the field.ACMA advocates for the interests of the composites community, proactively and positively affecting regulatory and legislative outcomes on a wide range of policy issues, including energy... and environment, worker health/safety, trade policy and job creation. ACMA works to develop and expand markets for composite products in the U.S. and around the globe.Your Voice. Your Resource. Your Association.