Development and Foundation, Education and Training, Membership
4 Year Degree
This opportunity leads the charge to create growth for the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and in our industry by promoting printing career opportunities. It serves as the primary liaison between SGIA and various stakeholders in the workforce development and education arenas, which include Students and Educational Institutions/Educators.
The role manages oversight of the educational content delivered to members and non-members in the areas of workforce development and career growth. Promotes the importance of training and workforce development to member and non-member printing companies, students and educational institutions/by helping to develop a culture that embraces education and employment of those seeking careers in printing.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES AND DUTIES:
Assist in the development and advancement of association educational efforts.
Create, implement and update project/program activities related to workforce development strategy.
Serve as project manager and primary staff liaison for SGIA’s student SGIA scholarship.
Serve as project manager and coordinate membership staff for SGIA’s annual student printing competition.
Establish clear understanding of the Young Professionals Advisory Council’s purpose and role in delivering educational solutions for members.
Serve as primary liaison on the Young Professional Advisory Council and other committees as assigned.
Ensure all record keeping of the committees is accurate and timely, including working with the committee chairperson in the preparation of meeting agendas and minutes.
Serve as primary staff member for marketing to Educational Institutions/Educators.
Coordinate the Student Ambassadors at the annual Expo by serving as project manager and coordinating membership staff.
Assist with annual Expo registration testing.
Develop and implement a robust workforce development initiative including, but not limited to, the following strategies:
Promote the association’s Student and Educational Institution/Educator programs and services in a positive and professional manner, through interaction with students, educational institutions/educators, youth and young adult organizations and prospective members.
Maintain close dialogue with Students and Educational Institution/Educators companies to better understand their educational needs and work with appropriate staff and committees to align SGIA’s offerings.
Develop a program/project plan to ensure members are informed of all workforce development actions.
Engage students and educational institutions/educators and enroll them in SGIA’s programs and services.
Build strategic partnerships with key groups including high schools, career centers, educational institutions, colleges and companies in order to build new pipelines of students, educational institutions/educators.
Work with community and industry to increase SGIA’s exposure and penetration in the printing market.
Work with the SGIA sales team on funding sources for appropriate programs and services.
Collaborate with Director of Member Relations & Engagement to create a comprehensive marketing plan.
Manage and update assigned Association web landing page content on a regular basis.
Serve as SGIA representative at approved conferences, events and school visits as directed (when/if appropriate).
Support SGIA collaborative efforts as required or requested for:
Support SGIA outreach efforts as required in support of student/educator awareness around employment opportunities in the industry.
Administrative and Customer Service
Maintain and update processes and policies (SOP’s) on a regular basis.
Maintains membership records, solicits and acknowledges memberships, and prepares correspondence regarding the organization and its programs.
Supports the membership department by helping to maintain the accuracy of SGIA’s association management system and developing a thorough understanding of the system and data to inform and create reports and lists that support our members.
Serve as back-up to the SGIA front desk for daily breaks and as needed.
Assist the Director of Member Relations & Engagement on preparing and managing the annual budget for appropriate programs and regularly provide benchmarking, status and forecasting reports
Assist the Director of Member Relations & Engagement with implementing and maintaining a plan to promote careers in printing (job board)
Perform such other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Member Services or the Director of Member Relations & Engagement
Maintain a professional working relationship with other staff members that will help the Association achieve its objectives and ensure a productive work environment.
Committees and Advisory Councils: maintain a professional and ethical relationship that will help the committee achieve its goals and assist the committees to the extent that staff and budgeted resources are available.
Committee chairs: establish and maintain rapport with committee chairs to ensure a smooth and productive working relationship.
General membership: respond professionally and promptly to inquiries or requests for help from members.
Requests for services or assistance outside of the department’s resources should be referred to the appropriate department or immediate direct supervisor.
Education and/or Experience:
Requires Bachelor’s degree and 4-5 years relevant work experience, preferably in the printing industry, graphic communications or experience in a trade association
Must be proficient using MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, strong Internet experience
Demonstrated ability to learn new software quickly
Knowledge of Salesforce/Nimble (preferred but not required)
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills with a high attention to detail and thorough
Ability to problem solve
Flexible and results driven
Must show good judgement and logic
Must demonstrate ability to manage reporting needs
Understanding of and ability to provide a high degree of customer service
Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs
Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member
Ability to identify useful information in data sets and suggest conclusions that support decision making
Excellent collaboration and project management tools to measure success, ROI efficiency, timelines and effectiveness
Highly professional and able to work well with staff members, volunteers and the public
Able to present professional appearance during working hours and while attending conference, meetings and events
Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English language
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.
** Please only apply if you meet or exceed the education and skill requirements**
SGIA is an equal opportunity workplace. All hiring efforts are managed internally and SGIA does not use fee-based staffing agencies. This position requires a personality assessment as a condition of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends on experience.
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