The American Supply Association, a national non-profit trade association located in Itasca, Illinois, has an opening for an Education Manager. This position’s primary responsibilities include the management of the association’s Master of Distribution Management (MDM) certificate program and the employee development resources available through the Education Foundation. Additionally, the Education Manager will work with volunteer leadership to enhance and improve upon the resources available, as well as conduct and support the activities of the association’s Member Advisory Service.
Manage the recruitment of candidates for the MDM leadership development program.
Assist MDM candidates throughout the program track.
Maintain existing MDM program materials and associated records.
Serve as liaison to MDM Graduate Review Committee.
Design, coordinate, update and facilitate development resources and provide ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of each.
Maintain volunteer relationships to assist in the updating of resources.
Track feedback for future training development needs; make recommendations for future programs and improvement on current offerings.
Manage education/training resources on the ASA website.
Provide consultation and solutions to association members on development needs; assist and support members with their internal training programs.
Vet and validate educational speakers; maintain speaker database.
Identify and make recommendations on training and education needs based on industry trends.
Serve as liaison to allied groups.
Support growth and development of Education Foundation by providing assistance with new and emerging initiatives.
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
A minimum of 3 years of experience ideally in an association or certifying organization.
Experience in prioritizing, managing and coordinating multiple projects concurrently.
Experience in effective decision making and customer service.
Experience in a team environment.
Able to work independently with some direction.
A track record of progressive growth and responsibility.
Professional and friendly manner in working with ASA members and staff.
Innovative and energetic self-starter; fast learner with the ability to multi-task.
Strong attention to detail.
Highly developed and effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Interest/experience in e-Learning helpful.
First-rate grammar and writing skills.
This position pays a competitive salary commensurate with demonstrated experience. In addition to salary, employees receive strong benefits including medical and dental insurance, 401K with employer contributions, annual bonus plan, and flexible work schedule. Periodic employer-paid travel for this position is required.
About ASA Education Foundation
The ASA Education Foundation is a self-sustaining organization that researches the training needs of the plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial & mechanical pipe, valves & fittings industries. The Foundation develops, promotes and delivers and/or facilitates programs that will satisfy those needs cost-effectively. www.asa.net