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Employment Opportunities at AFP

June 8, 2004

The Association of Fundraising Professionals has the following positions available at its International Headquarters in Arlington, Va., 4 miles west of Washington, D.C. and two blocks from the Ballston Metro stop..

If you have any interest in the jobs listed below, please call (800) 666-3863.

AFP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Title: Product Educational Manager

Department: Professional Advancement

Supervisor & Title: Rhonda Starr, Vice President, Education and Training

Position Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for determining target areas and audiences and assessing the professional development needs of the membership within those parameters by gathering data from various sources including market surveys and defined focus groups; designing and promoting opportunities for seminars, institutes and conferences using various methods of course delivery targeted to specific audiences; working with vendors to develop instructor training curricula and participating in writing and evaluating course material; assessing the technology needs of the division for the delivery of education programs and products and providing input to the technology department. Programs include instructor-led course offerings, online courses, International Conference and Hemispheric Congress education programs, the Nonprofit Management Institute, and collaborative programs implemented in conjunction with external organizations; work closely with the Director of Marketing to develop appropriate marketing campaigns; develop a draft budget for education programs at the start of the budget cycle; provide quarterly updates and analysis to senior management and supervise the Education and Training programs staff.

Skill Requirements:
• Must have excellent customer service skills
• Basic Microsoft office applications
• Meeting/event planning
• Internet functionality and use of web tools
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Principles of instructional program design, training, and evaluation, and related uses of technology including criteria for effective adult learning and related graphic/non-print training/instructional materials
• Ability to build and manage teams (volunteer and staff) to accomplish goals and objectives and to work effectively in the team environment
• Demonstrated management experience
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to prioritize and follow through with details
• Creativity valued

Education, Experience, and/or Training Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of 5 years of related experience in an educational and training environment required. A minimum of 3 years in a supervisory role required. Entrepreneurial attitude preferred. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement education and training products required. Not-for-profit experience is preferred.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).   If you have any questions about this position, please call (800) 666-3863.

Position Title: Director, Meetings

Department: Business Development & Conferences

Supervisor & Title: Lynn Smith, Vice President, Meetings

Position Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for the planning and logistics for the International Conferences and all International meetings as well as oversight of the Governance and small association meetings. This includes: site visitation, site selection, negotiation with hotels, convention centers, and other conference suppliers; assists in the development of conference materials and supports these functions as required. Collects information and writes for Conference promotional materials including the Preliminary Schedule and the Conference Program; develops and manages budget including revenue and expenses for the International Conference, which nets $700,000 - $1M each year. Responsible for $2.5 M in revenue and $1.7 M in expenses on average each year. Controls expenses for the International Conference; selects sites for future conferences by researching, sending out Request for Proposals (RFP), evaluating RFPs, developing a short list of selected sites, talking to the sites on short list, analyzes, discussing short list findings with VP. This position will also document and implement all logistic arrangements for over 400 events/sessions; represent AFP at professional events and supervise the Associate V, working title: Governance and Small Meetings Planner.

• Skill Requirements:
• Knowledge of and experience with databases and Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Microsoft Access and File Maker Pro is helpful.
• Must have personal, selling and persuasion skills. Must have highly developed negotiation skills.
• Ability to communicate well and effectively, both written and interpersonal with individuals – internally and externally - and at all levels.
• Must be well organized and have the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, follow through with details and meet tight deadlines
• Must be self-directed and work independently with minimal supervision while being expected to perform in a highly stressful environment with a demanding workload.
• Ability to research data from databases, web and other venues for potential meeting sites.

Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or comparable business experience, certificates business, communications, and marketing. Minimum of five to eight years experience in all aspects of meeting/convention planning and logistics for meetings at least as large and complex as that AFP required. Non-profit meeting management experience strongly preferred. Prior budget responsibility and committee liaison experience strongly preferred.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you have any questions about this position, please call (800) 666-3863.

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