The American Society for Public Administration—the nation’s leading professional association for public administration—is seeking an exceptionally organized and talented Events and Governance Manager. The manager is responsible for all logistics for ASPA’s professional development activities—including a robust e-learning series and 1,200-person annual conference—and for providing strategic and tactical support to the board of directors and board committees.
The manager provides all logistical, planning and management support for ASPA-produced webinars, functions and events. The individual will work collaboratively with other staff to develop electronic and print communications related to ASPA programs and cultivate cross-sector partnerships to support ongoing activities.
The manager also is responsible for advancing ASPA’s effective governance by working closely with the Executive Director to support a 22-member board of directors and four board committees. The individual will develop substantive action-oriented agendas and outcome-oriented briefing materials and work with executive leadership to identify and implement programs to promote greater leader participation and engagement.
Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com or Bill Shields, American Society for Public Administration, 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls, please. ASPA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
This position requires impeccable verbal and written communications skills, critical thinking skills, strong customer service instincts, demonstrated experience with event planning logistics and excellent technological ability, preferably with iMIS, Zoom and GoToWebinar, as well as Microsoft Office Suite. A Bachelor’s degree is required; prior experience in a public service and/or membership organization is a major plus.
About American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
ASPA's mission is to advance excellence in public service. We do this in many ways, primarily through serving as the critical bridge between public administration scholarship and practitioners in the field. All of our services and programs are geared toward supporting our Society's goal to advance the art, science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit administration.
As part of the discipline's leading public service organization, our leadership and members promote the value of joining and elevating the public service profession; build bridges among all who pursue public purposes at home and internationally; provide networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values; and achieve innovative solutions to the challenges of governance.
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