The FIA Membership Programs & Sales Specialist is responsible for the overall membership sales effort, sales of FIA products and engagement of members.
Lead sales person for FIA memberships. Coordinates sales meetings (Zoom and in-person) for themselves and President & CEO.
Liaison for up to two committees and supports other committee work.
Responsible for Forging University (FIA’s e-learning platform).
Manages 3rd party membership programs including surveys and affinity programs.
Responsible for member engagement in all member benefit programs, including Comp & Benefits Survey; Safety Survey; Orders & Shipments Survey; SafetyBLR.com; committees.
Assists with events and marketing as needed.
Contributes & coordinates member focused articles for FIA Magazine
Assists with securing advertisers for FIAs quarterly magazine – FIA Magazine
Supports FIA Forging Foundation (FIERF) events as needed.
Travels to and assists with execution of ForgeFair, major events and training courses as needed.
Manages FIA/FIERF booth at FORGE FAIR and at other shows FIA/FIERF has a presence at.
Creates marketing pieces for promoting membership sales and engagement.
Attends and assist with events as needed.
Provides social media coverage at FIA/FIERF events.
Liaison for Forging University and getting member engagement. Works with partners to bring on new training courses.
Assists with eblasts and other marketing tasks as needed.
Salary range for this position is $45,000 to $65,000 per year, depending on abilities and experience. This is a professional exempt position. No relocation expenses are available. FIA also provides outstanding benefits that include 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life/AD&D insurance (all effective on date of hire); as well as 401(k) plan contribution and match. Breakfast, lunch & snacks provided (in-office).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
At FIA, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status by federal, state or local law. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.
For more information about FIA please visit www.forging.org and FIERF please visit www.fierf.org.
COVID-19 considerations: Please note: anyone entering FIA's office building and the FIA office suite wears a facial covering in all common areas; office sanitized daily, social distancing observed. Each employee has their own office (hard door) with air filtration machines.
College degree required (Associate's or Bachelor's degree)
Three years of relevant work experience. Helpful but not required: experience working for a trade association, membership-based organization or other service-based organization (profit or non-profit).
Strong computer skills and extremely proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
Exemplary communication skills both oral and written.
Good sales and marketing skills.
Professional disposition and demeanor.
Ability to travel overnight to member meetings and tradeshows, when necessary.
About Forging Industry Association
The Forging Industry Association (FIA) is a trade association based in downtown Cleveland that provides its members with industry benchmarking, global networking, world-class training and education, and public policy advocacy. For over 108 years, FIA has been the primary source of information for the North American forging industry. The Forging Industry Educational and Research Foundation (FIERF) is a supporting organization to FIA that provides a framework for forging industry collaborative research, awards undergraduate scholarships, funds technology development, and transfers technology to the forging industry.
FIA is seeking a dynamic, talented and passionate individual to serve as its Membership Programs & Sales Specialist. This role will work closely with FIA’s President & CEO to increase membership and engagement level of existing member companies in the North American forging industry.