Professional Development & Meeting Planning Manager

Posting Date: 02/25/2019
Job Category: Event Management
Organization: Michigan Library Association
City Position is located: Lansing
Position Description (include how to apply):

Use your initiative and talent to develop new educational programs, plan and manage conferences, workshops and events for a statewide association. Guide work groups and volunteers to enhance the state’s premier educational and networking opportunities for the library community. Responsibilities include budgeting, implementation, sponsorship development and meeting planning for all professional development and networking events.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage educational programs for library professionals.
  • Manage all aspects of MLA’s conferences including site selection, budgeting, program development and evaluation, speaker contract negotiations/agreements, special events, trade show, registration, on-site logistics, travel and housing arrangements and awards.
  • Solicit and secure exhibitors, vendors, sponsorship and advertising.
  • Initiate and coordinate bids for site selection and administer contracts for all conferencs, meetings and workshops.
  • Provide content for marketing materials and coordinate event promotion.
  • Build relationships with vendors, suppliers, convention and visitor bureaus, sponsors and volunteers.
  • Serve as primary staff liaison to all professional development/education committees and work groups, including recruiting members.
  • Understand and support MLA's mission and have willingness to learn about libraries.
  • Small office with great team of coworkers and plenty of opportunities for individual achievement as well as teamwork success. 

Qualifications and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree & Certified Meeting Planner Credentials preferred. Associates required.
  • Experience as an event planner and experience managing a conference preferred.
  • Experience in marketing and sales.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Database or Event software.

Exempt Position, Benefits included. Send Resume, Cover Letter with salary requirements and references to jobs@milibraries.org

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