Associate Director, Association Management (Greater Philadelphia Area)
Fernley & Fernley
February 27, 2018
Greater Philadelphia Area
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Are you excited to play a key role in helping professional associations establish themselves and flourish? Are you an experienced business leader looking to contribute your strategic and analytical thinking to non-profit teams that are passionate about the work they do? Fernley & Fernley, the country’s oldest association management company, is looking for someone to serve as the staff executive for a healthcare or trade professional society, providing them with key decision-making and long-term planning. This is an account management role that will have you handling 1-2 clients at a time.
Depending on their needs, we offer our clients a complete range of strategic and operational management services. Working closely with a Board of Directors, you will supervise the administration of Board-approved objectives within the limits of the association’s bylaws and budget. You will manage staff to ensure committees are performing their functions, organize programs that hit strategic goals and meet members’ needs, and keep all relevant players informed of ongoing progress. Moreover, you will provide leadership during Board meetings and directly assist in developing long-term strategies. The ideal candidate is a highly strategic thinker, can tackle goals with minimal supervision, and has excellent communication and presentation skills.
We’re passionate about helping associations make a positive impact in their fields, whether it’s through fundraising, programming, meeting management, or anything in between. And our client-centric approach stresses both honesty and excellence. If you’re excited to take on a critical leadership role for a professional organization, we’d love to hear from you.
Assisting Officers/Board of Directors in developing long-term association strategies and priorities
Ensuring that objectives are met in accordance with bylaws and budgetary parameters
Building on existing lobbying and advocacy at the federal level, and initiating new state-level efforts
Recommending and participating in the formulation of new association policies
Acting as an agent for external industry partners
Planning and directing programs/activities to ensure that objectives are hit and member's needs are met
Managing staff support to committees to enable them to properly perform their functions
Attending all Board and committee meetings, providing leadership during discussions
Keeping relevant players informed on the conditions of the association and any outside factors influencing them
Overseeing annual audit
Reporting internally to the President and COO of Fernley & Fernley
Moderate to heavy travel as needed to participate in association meetings and activities
Compensation & Benefits
Insurance: Medical (POS or HMO plans); Dental and vision; flex spend account; accidental death and life insurance; short and long-term disability; ability to purchase accident and critical illness insurance at a low premium
PTO: 21 days PTO, 8 paid holidays
Travel covered by company
Other fun perks: Our “Fun Committee” puts together monthly company events. We celebrate birthday, anniversaries, and have an annual holiday party. Shout-out board where people can put shout-outs for teammates (weekly email sent out with all the shout-outs). Weekend work is comped.
Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor’s degree in business/business administration, or a related field
5+ years experience in business roles as a key leader/decision-maker (association or non-profit experience a big plus)
CAE certification preferred
Strong experience with Microsoft Office Suite (especially PowerPoint) and database management
Superior analytical and financial skills
Excellent business communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
Skilled in thinking strategically, with the ability to anticipate a client’s needs
Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a variety of people
Possession of strong ethical values while maintaining confidentiality
It is the policy of Fernley & Fernley not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Fernley & Fernley to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.
About Fernley & Fernley
Fernley & Fernley is a prominent association management company that has been in operation since 1886. As the founder of Association Management, Fernley & Fernley prides itself on its unparalleled reputation for honesty, integrity, professionalism, and exceptional customer service. Fernley & Fernley motivates and encourages its associates to be open to be innovative and creative new ideas, retain strong family values, and to perpetuate a rewarding and fun work environment. Located in Center City, Philadelphia, our office is easily accessible to the Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey, and Delaware. For additional information please view our website at www.fernley.com