This position is responsible for overseeing the NAEP University through the development and management of educational opportunities for members. Programs within the University include the Procurement Academy, topic specific Institutes, webinars and a mentoring program.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Assess member needs and based upon the findings, make recommendations for new and revised face-to-face and web-based programs.
Research and study higher education procurement issues and using internal or external resources, design and develop programs that map to NAEP’s Competency Model.
Manage webinar program, develop and maintain relationships with member and sponsor presenters.
Develop and manage national or regional mentorship program that links experienced mentors with relatively new mentees.
Create and implement electronic evaluations for programs then analyze and distribute data. Use the results to update existing programs.
Liaison with Professional Development Committee, providing support on fulfillment of annual charges, organizing meetings and distributing minutes.
Provide on-site support for the Procurement Academies and Institutes, and as requested for regional and annual meetings.
Create and monitor marketing for Academy, Institutes, webinars, etc. that expands member awareness and results in increased registrations. Expand marketing using multiple social media platforms.
Assist in creating event and registration pages for Academy, Institutes, webinars, etc.
Create and distribute monthly electronic newsletter devoted to member professional development.
Manage review of programs for educational content and create forms for certification.
Assist in development of annual budget then monitor program revenues and expenses to ensure compliance and cost savings.
College degree preferred.
3+ years experience managing educational programs with instructional design experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to work effectively with a diverse community of members, suppliers and other key individuals.
Ability to plan and manage educational programs.
Knowledge of budgeting and ability to control costs.
Marketing experience including social media preferred.
Customer service focus and interpersonal skills, including in person, via telephone, and in all correspondence.
Ability to work collaboratively, organize resources, manage time, establish priorities and make effective decisions.
Must have strong work ethic and ability to work independently and within a team as needed.
Proven computer skills using the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); knowledge of Your Membership or similar association database preferred.
Familiarity with etouches, GoToWebinar and Survey Monkey a plus.
Our Mission is to advance the development of ethical and innovative procurement strategies within educational institutions and associated communities through collaboration, professional development, networking and advocacy.
1. Integrity, guided by ethical and transparent actions.
2. Innovation, demonstrated by continuous improvement and development of emerg...ing best practices.
3. Collaboration, evidenced by the open sharing of information.
4. Inclusion of all members, demonstrated by a culture that values diverse opinions, mutual respect, and the richness of collegial thinking and dialogue.
Since the 1920’s, NAEP has been the non-profit professional Association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the U.S. and Canada. NAEP’s mission is to facilitate the development, exchange and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education and associated communities, through continuing education, networking, public information and advocacy. Members of the Association founded the E&I Cooperative Service as an important benefit of NAEP Membership. Currently, over 1,000 colleges and universities are Members. NAEP is a Member-focused Association providing progressive knowledge management in strategic sourcing, supply chain, materials and logistics for procurement professionals. NAEP provides professional development and networking opportunities regionally and nationally.