Education and Training, Meetings/Expositions/Events
4 Year Degree
General Summary: With the vice president and appropriate volunteers, the IWLA Director, Education & Meetings is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, and strengthening all education programs to align with IWLA’s mission and strategic goals. The director orchestrates education content for IWLA events and develops and implements a distance-learning curriculum. The director manages outreach to accredited education institutions and sister organizations to form partnerships. This includes working with volunteer IWLA committees (especially the IWLA Education Committee) and groups/committees in the logistics and education arenas. The director plays a vital role in the IWLA Convention & Expo and is the primary contact for speakers and contractors invited and/or hired for the convention.
I. Education Activities
Acts as the staff liaison to all education-related IWLA committees and subcommittees.
Oversees project management of educational events.
Manages meeting and education staff (includes meetings-related contractors).
Manages and oversees all program-related support with education team.
With education team, plans, develops, helps execute, and administers education programs.
Confers with relevant committees and their chairmen to secure and finalize content/speakers in a timely fashion to optimize event marketing.
Partners with IWLA Membership Director in developing in-person education recruitment events.
Applies principles of adult-learning theory and instructional design in development of live- and distance-learning sessions.
Works with vice president to assess member needs and create new opportunities and education events to meet the needs and expectations of IWLA members.
Responds to inquiries from members and from the general public regarding education sessions and products.
Oversees education session surveys and their tabulation after each event and conducts debriefs with volunteer committees when appropriate.
Oversees the IWLA WLP program and works with team to market the designation in and outside the association.
Creates and manages program budgets, including playing a role in pricing events based on expected costs and desired revenue.
Manages expenses associated with education programs and reviews each event P&L.
With education team generates financial, registration and attendance reports for each program.
Works with education team, database coordinator, and marketing team to ensure generation of appropriate distribution and potential attendee lists for event promotion.
II. IWLA Convention & Expo and Meeting Planning Activities
Manages location sourcing and initial contract process for the IWLA Convention.
Oversees meeting planning staff on contracts and logistics for all IWLA educational events.
Oversees project management of convention.
Coordinates and supports onsite logistics for all educational events and convention.
Exercises proper cost controls consistent with budgeted targets (i.e., menu selection; speaker fees; decorator expenses).
Contributes actively to process improvement.
Acts as liaison to the convention education committee and planning committees for each event.
Works with speakers to secure contracts, slides, and content.
Review all association meeting RFPs and contracts – before signing – to ensure all IWLA concessions and requirements are met.
Other education, meeting and association duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
Ability to perform the essential functions of this position.
Expertise in adult education philosophies and implementation.
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field of study.
Excellent organization and time-management skills. Strong operational skills.
Ability to work independently while working effectively as part of a broader team.
Ability to work well with other staff members and volunteers.
Three to five years’ relevant experience in association education duties.
Proficiency with database software.
Project management experience preferred.
Understanding of budgeting processes.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office products.
Ability to travel via airplane or automobile within North America.
This person is officed at the corporate headquarters and the majority of work is performed in a general office environment.
The position requires availability to work extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties.
The position also requires participation and attendance at organization-sponsored events and meetings across the country. Travel will fluctuate but may be up to 20 percent of the job and for up to a week at a time.
May be required to stand for extended periods while at association events.
Ability to lift 30 pounds and carry it 50 feet.
Additional Salary Information: Aside from this great job opportunity, we also have amazing benefits: Medical, dental, vision, and a 401k retirement plan with an employer match.
About International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA)
IWLA is the unified voice of the value-added warehousing and logistics industry, representing third-party logistics (3PL) and warehousing service providers. Our nearly 500 member companies provide timely and cost-effective 3PL solutions for their customers. IWLA's members are committed to warehousing and protecting the free flow of products across international borders. IWLA helps members grow profits by reducing our members’ costs and increase their resources through programs, products and services that are exclusive to IWLA membership.