The Meetings Associate is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the online speaker management software for the National Planning Conference (NPC) and all other APA meetings. The Meetings Associate will serve as the main point of contact for all speakers and program participants.
Duties and responsibilities
Manages the administration of online speaker management tools including Call for Proposals and Reviewers, serves as the primary subject matter expert on the software system, and provides customer support. Manages the Student Volunteer program at the NPC.
Prepares audio visual specifications for educational sessions.
Serves as primary department contact for all meeting registration, Website, and APP testing.
Maintains meeting and event history records, attendance, hotel, and post-conference reports for future programming.
Maintains Speaker Database.
Serves at the main liaison for the APA travel program and agency.
Qualifications (Education and Experience)
College degree preferred. Minimum 1-3 years of meeting planning and speaker management experience required. Experience with Cadmium systems a plus.
Strong oral and written communication skills with a customer service orientation required.
Excellent organization skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, databases, and meeting technologies required.
Ability to project a favorable and professional image of APA to members, vendors, staff, and the public required.
Internal Number: MA-UC5260
ABOUT THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.
This position is located in APA’s office in downtown . Learn more about APA at www.planning.org.
The American Planning Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The American Planning Association provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing our members with the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. APA has offices in Chicago and Washington, DC, and serves a global membership of more than 38,000 professionals. An energetic, progressive organization with a staff of about 100, APA includes a certifying board (AICP) and is about to relaunch the APA Foundation, and so, the successful candidate will be an important contributor to shaping the future of the Foundation.