The Michigan Economic Developers Association is a growing state-wide organization dedicated to helping communities grow. We are looking for a dynamic individual who desires to make an impact on the quality of life in Michigan both locally and statewide.
Job Description: Manage and coordinate up to 14 events each year (10 - 200 attendees). Work with volunteer committees to develop event content and manage all event logistics, including contract negotiation, speaker/trainer contact, seating arrangements, food and beverage, audiovisual, onsite management, pre-event communication with attendees, and the preparation of materials.
Along with the Executive Director, identify and implement a new webinar program and look for other opportunities to educate/train individuals interested in growing Michigan’s communities.
Also required will be minimal office duties and other duties as assigned.
Ideal Candidate: Organized and detail-oriented with experience in event planning, budgeting, working with volunteers, and is skilled in professional communication. Understanding of Microsoft Office, including experience with Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is helpful.
The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA), founded in 1960, exists to advance economic development throughout Michigan, and increase the individual member’s effectiveness in the economic development profession. The association’s goal is to provide a variety of services and programs that will enhance ability and skills in economic development. Through education, legislative updates, public relations and networking, MEDA makes it possible for economic development professionals statewide to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.