Meetings/Expositions/Events, Membership, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
This professional, management level position is responsible for membership promotion and sales as well as programs and events for this over 300-member not-for-profit membership organization. The Council for Quality Growth is a trade association representing the growth and development industry in the Atlanta region and throughout the State of Georgia. Our mission is to promote balanced and responsible growth while proactively representing a complex network of stakeholders and member interests. The ideal candidate has a proven sales, marketing and event production track record with excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a detail oriented manner in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.
Job Responsibilities to Include:
Plans & manages annual membership campaign and year-round member recruitment and retention
Manages association management system including member database and online event registration
Plans & manages logistics and responsible for profitability of all Council programs, special events (including the annual Four Pillar Tribute and the State of the County and Opportunity Outlook Series), and Quality Growth Institute programs
Responsible for all fundraising and program revenue generation, budget management and financial reporting
Collaborate with peer associations and Chambers of Commerce to deliver co-branded programs and initiatives
Creates and manages dissemination of information directly to members; including e-newsletters, website updates and printed collateral
Manages Council image and branding and external consultants tasked with these efforts
Manages work product of Member Services & Operations Manager, Policy & Communications Coordinator, membership sales professionals, part-time administrative support and department interns
Reporting and communication responsibilities to Council Board of Directors and management of board related membership and fundraising campaigns
Knowledge, Abilities & Critical Skills Required:
High professional and ethical standards, with a commitment to excellence and customer service
Strong contract negotiation skills to maximize program profitability
Outgoing personality. Must enjoy meeting new member prospects and representing the Council in a variety of venues
Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills so to comfortably interface with local, regional and national policy makers, as well as corporate executives and community leaders and elected officials
Ability to manage meetings/events and make sales presentations across the region
Must be a detail oriented team player willing to work in a small interconnected office environment
Strong knowledge of software applications to deliver and enhance work products. Microsoft Office–Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher and online database CRM systems. Knowledge of Word Press and Adobe Suite a plus.
Strong writing skills with an ability to format documents and data in reader-friendly terms
Strong initiative in time management, work prioritization and independent thinking
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors and build strategic partnerships with members, sponsors and other organizations
Bachelor or graduate degree with major course work in communications, business, marketing or related areas required. At least four years’ professional experience in marketing, sales, trade organization programming, and event management preferred. Experience in growth and development industry a plus.
The Council for Quality Growth is a 32-year-old trade association representing the growth and development industry in the Atlanta region and throughout the State of Georgia. Our mission is to promote balanced and responsible growth while proactively representing a complex network of stakeholders and member interests.