JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Convention and Meetings STATUS: Exempt/regular full time (40+ hours per week) REPORTS TO: Director of Convention & Meetings
PURPOSE: Help produce a profitable annual convention & exposition with guidance from the Director of Convention and Meetings and the Convention Committee.
PRIMARY DUTIES include but are not limited to: 1.Support strategy for the Expo given direction from Convention Director, Executive and Convention Committees 2.Lead the effort to grow attendance for the LBM Expo 3.Attend state and local meetings to promote the LBM Expo and grow attendance. 4.Collaborate with Communications and PR Department on promoting attendance at the Expo 5.Manage Business Connect program at the LBM Expo 6.Serve as the lead staff for NRLA’s 125th Anniversary Committee (event to take place in 2019) 7.Help develop and adhere to $1M departmental budget 8.Assist in the sale of booths and sponsorships 9.Support Convention Committee meetings (March, June, & September) 10.Collaborate with Education Director on platform offered at Expo 11.Produce editorial content for attendee promotional material 12.Produce editorial content for the Locator (show guide) 13.Attend industry trade shows for benchmarking 14.Produce multiple resumes for Expo execution 15.Design registration process 16.Reconcile invoices post-Expo to ensure solid financial results 17.Monitor registration levels 18.Manage all hotel room blocks including housing requirements for all staff and VIPs 19.Mentor all departmental staff, and any association staff whose job includes meeting/event/ budget management 20.Participate as a member of the senior management team 21.Work with the Director of Associate Membership to ensure that membership is current. 22.Provide “Manager on Duty” coverage during summer hours
QUALIFICATIONS Minimum of five years experience in successful trade show management. Customer excellence imperative. Solid understanding of budget development and management required. Proven ability to collaborate with various personalities and work with volunteers. Prior supervisory experience a must. Prior trade association experience preferred. CMP preferred. Travel throughout the membership region required.
The NRLA is an 1,100 member association representing independent lumber and building material suppliers and associated businesses from New York to Washington DC. Throughout our 123 year history, the NRLA has been an industry leader in education, legislative and regulatory reform, and member programs and services. We also produce the industry’s largest regional trade show, Lumber and Building Material Expo (www.lbmexpo.com)
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