Membership, Project Management/Program Development
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is seeking a Director of Community Development to develop and implement strategy that enriches and grows its communities, which represent the various market segments of the industry. The Community Development Manager maintains oversight of liaisons to SGIA committees and helps implement strategic initiatives within the industry as directed by the committee and association leadership. This position requires a high-level of collaboration, relationship building and ingenuity. The ability to both think “outside of the box” and refocus large groups is a must. Event management experience is preferred as many of the committee initiatives involve conferences geared toward their specific communities. Community events involve “creating an experience” by providing a healthy mix of fresh and interesting education tracks and unique networking opportunities. The right candidate is dynamic and flexible with creative project management skills.
SGIA is a fast-paced, growing organization. SGIA represents the printing industry, an industry that touches everyone, every day. The organization is looking for collaborative, hardworking, forward-thinking individuals to join the team in Fairfax, Virginia.
A bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in related field (print industry or trade association).
High level of committee work or engagement with volunteer leadership.
Minimum of five to seven years of relevant experience.
Event planning/management experience preferred.
DESIRED PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES & ABILITIES
Strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to collaborate and share concepts and ideas with both committee members and staff.
Ability to develop budgets and maintain detailed records.
Experience working with venues and vendors to facilitate events.
Ability to identify and help negotiate speaker contracts.
Ability to switch gears quickly and meet deadlines.
HOW TO APPLY:
To be part of a dynamic team you must submit the following:
Cover letter that includes desired salary.
Resume that demonstrates why you’re the best candidate.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is an extremely successful not for profit membership organization that serves approximately 2,700 member companies in 138 countries. We are staffed by 40 professionals in Fairfax City, Virginia. SGIA is the only international association for specialty imaging. Our members are the printers, imagers and suppliers that serve this industry segment. Digital printing and screen printing are their primary imaging technologies, and they use them to create products or add value to existing products. SGIA members create products like point-of-purchase displays in retail stores, signs, banners, and advertisements. They also enhance existing products such as garments, packaging & containers, vehicles, product identification and compact discs. Our goal is to provide this new generation of imaging professionals with the tools and information they need to make the best possible business decisions. Our services include the SGIA Information network, the most extensive online resource available to our industry. We also conduct the annual SGIA Convention & Exposition, the world’s largest and leading expo for technology and specialty graphic market information. For more information go to http://www.sgia.org