Classification: Exempt Reports to: President & CEO
OVERVIEW: This position leads the collaborative development process of approximately 110 credit hours of education for a variety of local and statewide learning programs that fall into three broad categories:
The two major events are the ELEVATE Annual Conference (2.5 days with approx. 25 education sessions and general session experiences) and Seasonal Spectacular (1.5 days tradeshow and education event with 12-14 education sessions).
Specialty education programs that are typically a full day or 1.5 days. These events are targeted to specific sets of CalSAE members and include the Insights Executive Conference, CEO Bootcamp, Association Leadership, Operations Summit, Board & CEO learning labs.
Local quarterly events that provide members accessible and affordable learning opportunities. These include LevelUP programs, CEO lunches and member forums.
CalSAE believes in professional growth. This position has the potential to develop into a Director role in the future. In addition, all CalSAE employees are provided regular and substantial professional development and learning opportunities.
THE CALSAE WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Working with association professionals is a key benefit. CalSAE members are collaborative by nature, and this is particularly true of volunteers. They are experts in the business of association management and provide incredible insight and ideas to assist each team member in their job. CalSAE volunteers all come “pre-trained” and know where the line is between management and volunteerism. They are eager to make meaningful contributions and learn from each other. This spirit of collaboration creates a “playground” where association professionals can try new things and spark fresh ideas in our efforts to continually improve.
Internally, CalSAE has six employees and a Communications Consultant. While each person has clear responsibilities, much of what we do requires us to work closely and make decisions together (or as teams). Collaboration, dedication to members and getting the job done are hallmarks of our work ethic.
CalSAE has a flexible work environment. We believe it’s important that each employee is able to take care of themselves (and their loved ones), and we make adjustments to suit each employee’s needs while working within an office environment (flexible schedules and occasional remote work are examples).
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Senior Manager of Education is responsible for the strategies, programs and activities related to the education and learning opportunities provided to the membership of CalSAE. The position is also responsible for the overall strategic direction of various meetings and events that provide those learning opportunities. The position requires a collaborative approach in working with staff and volunteers to produce a well-coordinated and executed education plan.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Reviewing, modifying and implementing CalSAE’s Education Plan in conjunction with the Professional Development Committee. The Plan includes analysis and assessment of member needs and standards for all educational sessions (length, type, materials, visual aids, learning goals, etc.). This includes an understanding and application of industry trends for learning and events.
Providing learning opportunities and content management for each educational event and program within the Education Plan. CalSAE produces approximately 120 credit hours annually. This includes creation and management of content, securing content leaders & panelists and design of programs and events that provide a balance of programming for the various segments of the CalSAE membership.
Ensuring relationship building opportunities for attendees are blended into each learning event and program.
Leading and supporting collaborative planning and implementation efforts with the staff team.
Providing leadership to or consultation with other key volunteer groups in the development and implementation of the education plan, including the four regional councils, ELEVATE Annual Conference Committee, Seasonal Spectacular Committee and several task forces for specialty education events.
Supporting the development and implementation of a marketing plan for all education programs and events. This includes being the primary contact in working with CalSAE’s Communications Consultant.
Management of program assessment and evaluation surveys. Application of continuous improvement processes.
Twice annually, organizing the study groups and supporting candidates for the Certified Association Executive exam (CAE Study Groups).
Maintaining the CalSAE education and speaker roster.
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of adult learning concepts and instructional design. Includes awareness of individual learning styles, delivery methods and environments.
Excellent planning and management skills.
Leadership abilities in developing strong staff and volunteer partnerships.
The ability to include diverse feedback in the planning and implementation process.
Excellent communications skills – listening, speaking and writing.
Knowledge of the association field and overall trends.
Knowledge of meeting and event planning & implementation.
Demonstrated use and knowledge of related technology (virtual meetings, data bases, survey instruments, etc.)
Well organized and strong time-management skills.
Knowledge of marketing and communications concepts.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
Communicates orally with members, volunteers, co-workers and the public in face-to-face, one-to-one settings by telephone, video conference and in group settings.
Sit at a desk for long periods of time.
Work in an office environment, lift and move objects up to 20 pounds such as large binders, books, and small office equipment.
Have sufficient finger/hand coordination and dexterity to operate and adjust office equipment such as telephone, computer and calculator.
Travel throughout the State to attend statewide and selected regional events (about once a month).
5 years progressive experience in membership-based association that includes member education and related activities.
BA or BS degree (preferred in related field).
Valid California Drivers license and proof of insurance.
CAE or CMP designation desired.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: CalSAE provides competitive salary and benefits. Compensation is benchmarked against the industry standards and will be determined based on candidate experience and qualifications.
The benefits for the position include:
Health Insurance. 100% paid for the employee, and shared 50% between employee and organization for any additional coverage above the single rate.
Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays. Vacation begins at 80 hours per year, and moves to 120 hours at 2 years of employment and 160 hours at 5 years of employment. A total of 8 sick leave days are provided annually. All employees receive 11 ½ paid holidays during the year.
The organization pays 5% of salary into a 401 (k) plan during the first two years of service. The contribution rate increases to 7% at 5 years of service. The employee is immediately 100% vested and may make voluntary contributions to her/his plan.
Life and Disability Insurance. The employee receives employer paid life insurance policy and a long-term disability insurance policy.
Interested applicants should apply online or email a cover letter and resume to Heidi Ursino – email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled.
More About CalSAE: CalSAE is a statewide membership-based nonprofit association located in Roseville, CA with a budget of $1.4 million. Our 1,400 members are the professional staff working for other non-profit associations – we are the “association for association executives”. Membership also includes Industry Partners who provide valued services, products and resources to associations.
CalSAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, or disability, and will accommodate individuals with physical and mental disabilities upon request.
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CalSAE is a statewide membership-based nonprofit association located in Roseville, CA. CalSAE has a staff of six and a budget of $1.4 million. CalSAE has 1,400 members that are the professional staff working for other non-profit associations – we are the “association for association executives”. Membership also includes Industry Partners that provide valued services, products and resources to associations. We pride ourselves in serving members through advanced education and networking opportunities, primarily through a wide variety of events and conferences. We also provide industry related information, tools & resources to support each member’s success and career. A friendly and professional culture is led by the staff who work in partnership with a large volunteer corps, including the Board of Directors, committees and regional councils.