The Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants is a membership-based, 501(c)3 statewide professional association that provides leadership, training, advocacy and resources for its nearly 10,000 certified public accountant-members, who are employed in private practice, industry, government, and education.
MACPA has played a major role in shaping the CPA profession since its founding in 1901. Recognizing the importance of trustworthy financial information in a market-based economy, Maryland was the third state in the nation that created the professional designation of certified public accountant.
The "Certified Public Accountancy” law established requirements and state licensing for accountants who would meet certain educational, examination, and experience standards to ensure the reliability of financial information. Since that time, innovation has been at the heart of our mission as we seek to protect the interests of CPAs, adapt to an always-changing business climate, and to keep the public interest in front of us at all times.
About the Position
The Event Experience Manager has direct responsibility for creating engaging and successful learning experiences for attendees at MACPA and Business Learning Institute seminars, conferences, and meetings. He or she will work with our network of state society collaboration instructors, thought leaders, partners and committee members, to develop compelling program agendas and events.
The Work: The primary role of this position is to work collaboratively to develop and manage all the programmatic and logistical details for the Association’s events and meetings; to provide continuing education according to our mission; and to develop and deliver engaging, live learning experiences for all participants in order to increase membership in the Association.
The position will report directly to the Director of Learning. Specific responsibilities include:
Work collaboratively with program providers, member committees, sponsors, internal teams, etc. to deliver a variety of seminars and conferences
Lead all logistical aspects of statewide educational programs to ensure that speakers, meals, room requirements, travel and other needs are met for a successful event, including managing team members responsible for registration, confirmations, badges, program supplies and any other details
Expanding the current network of state society collaborators, instructors and committee members, as well as sponsorships, for maximum effectiveness Mentor and develop meeting planning skills of supporting team members
Skills: The successful candidate for this opportunity will be a self-starter, have a “members-first” attitude and will possess the ability to instill this commitment through service to our membership. Specific skills needed include:
Ability to negotiate contracts with venues and vendors in the creation of quality learning experiences for the membership
Must have excellent interpersonal and relational skills and be able to interface successfully with diverse groups of members and stakeholders, as well as develop and maintain productive relationships with staff
Excellent written, electronic and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make successful presentations to small and large groups and craft content for a variety of media platforms
Must have strong business skills, including planning, critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, execution and financial management skills
Must have intermediate computer knowledge, including the ability to create spreadsheets, compose group emails, manage databases, and initiate and manage electronic meetings
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or three to five years meeting planning and/or training experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Meeting certification and association experience a plus
Strong project management, communication and collaboration skills
Ability to work in Google environment, knowledge of Slack and familiarity with association management systems
Comfortable working under pressure: anticipate needs, balance competing priorities and adapt quickly to a constantly changing environment
Ability to travel in-state to most all education events
Ability to handle multiple priorities in a detailed and timely manner
Creative with strong, proactive, project management skills
Demonstrated experience managing budgets
Ability to work collaboratively to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
HOW TO APPLY
In addition to managing an important business line and working with a thriving division with passionate colleagues, a successful candidate will receive benefits and compensation package, including competitive salary, full benefits and paid time off. For confidential consideration, interested candidates should provide a cover letter, including salary expectations, and an updated resume/curriculum vitae electronically to email@example.com with a subject line: MAPCA Event Manager
The Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants is an equal opportunity employer, which does not discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.
About Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA)
With a membership of nearly 10,000, the Maryland Association of CPAs is the largest professional organization serving the exclusive needs of Maryland CPAs since 1901. MACPA is headquartered in Towson, MD with a satellite office/training center in Columbia, MD. We have 31 full and part-time staff, excellent benefits and professional working environment.