Do you want to work where you can apply your exceptional experience and creativity?
Are you looking for variety and the opportunity to use your skills?
Would you love to work with a smart, collaborative committed team?
If the answer is yes to the above, this position might be right for you!
The Director, Member Learning Programs reports to the Vice President, Industry Relations and will lead all association efforts in the identification, design and execution of learning initiatives and instructional content for professional development which involves establishing a comprehensive curriculum, both in-person and virtual, that meets the needs of IFDA’s various constituents.
Lead all of IFDA’s learning initiatives and educational programs;
Responsible for planning, developing, delivering and ensuring the effectiveness of all industry professional development for in-person, virtual and hybrid events;
Stay abreast of the latest changes and developments in the learning and professional development fields;
Monitor the latest foodservice industry trends and developments;
Recommend new in-person, virtual and hybrid models and work to identify new revenue opportunities;
Research and identify diverse, relevant paid and non-paid speakers;
Prepare, coach and manage speakers for all education events;
Collaborate with the marketing department to promote all learning opportunities and ensure content marketing consistency;
Oversee the learning section of the website;
Develop, and monitor compliance to the department’s annual budget;
Develop relationships across the IFDA membership to understand learning opportunities and identify subject matter experts;
Monitor member needs and collaborate with Research & Insights to examine and understand member learning opportunities;
Oversee evaluation process for all conferences, webinars and learning events;
Identify, design and execute in-person and virtual content and learning opportunities for:
Distribution Solutions Conference (DSC)
Executive Leadership Summit
All other learning programs identified as necessary
Serve as primary staff liaison to:
SMart Conference Planning Council
Distribution Solutions Conference Planning Council
Coordinate the IFDA Executive Development Program with UVA’s Darden School of Business:
Responsible for two, 3.5 day executive education courses typically held in February and July each year;
Serve as primary staff liaison for Darden faculty and participants;
Negotiate and secure annual contract;
Collaborate with Marketing and Communications Department on event/program promotion.
Collaborate with Director, Research and Industry Insights to lead IFDA Share Groups, including:
Operations, Information Technology, Human Resources and Financial Share Groups and explore other share group opportunities as appropriate;
Develop and manage related budgets, agendas and marketing/promotion.
Additional Responsibilities and Duties:
Monitor other industries for best-practices that could have value for foodservice distributors;
Collaborate with staff liaisons to identify and develop learning opportunities around IFDA committee work;
Serve as staff liaison to assigned committees, task forces and planning councils;
Collaborate with the database team on registration, pricing and implementation plans and strategies;
Develop and execute strategies to leverage IFDA event content into extended learning opportunities;
IFDA Strategic Plan implementation, as needed;
Truck Driving Championship, as needed;
All other duties as assigned by VP of Industry Relations.
Supervisory Responsibilities: No direct supervisory responsibilities, however works closely with, and is supported by administrative staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Progressive experience and responsibility in creating and executing adult learning educational programs;
Data driven leader who can generate and execute ideas at the strategic and tactical levels;
Creative individual with a curiosity and desire to continuously learn and try new things;
Strong analytical and problem solving abilities;
Excellent member relations skills and experience working with, and leading, volunteers;
Support a culture of collaboration, teamwork, innovation and excellence with an ability to work cooperatively across all departments;
Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines with minimal supervision;
Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills;
Ability to position IFDA’s education events for the future by moving beyond traditional approaches, when appropriate;
Develop productive relationships with allied trade associations to identify mutual learning opportunities.
Education & Experience Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Communications, Learning/Education, Public Relations or Marketing;
7+ years employment in association management, private industry or an education related field;
Must be proficient in, adult learning/education program development;
Microsoft office proficiency.
Travel to IFDA Events, industry-related events, member visits up to 25% of the year by land/or air. Some weekend travel required.
Additional Salary Information: IFDA offers competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, 401(k) and profit sharing, and located near Tysons Galleria in McLean, VA. We have a dedicated staff of 18 working in a professional and pleasant work environment
To be considered for this position please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.
Visit www.ifdaonline.org for more information about IFDA.
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About International Foodservice Distributors Association, Inc.
IFDA is the premier trade association for the foodservice distribution industry. With a combined annual sales volume of almost $300 billion, foodservice distributors are vital drivers of the American economy. IFDA Member Companies play a critical role in the foodservice industry supply chain, delivering food and other products to more than one million professional kitchens every day.
Our Mission: IFDA provides leadership and action on industry issues most important to our members' success.
Our Vision: To be the place where industry leaders address the industry's biggest challenges and opportunities.
IFDA continues to work diligently to advance the interests of foodservice distributors through government relations, industry relations, education, and research. We exist to help our members succeed!
Visit www.ifdaonline.org for more information about IFDA.