Use your initiative and talent to develop new educational programs and plan and manage three conferences along with numerous workshops for a statewide association. Put your organizational skills and attention to detail to work guiding work groups and volunteers to enhance the state’s premier educational and networking opportunities for the library community.
Responsibilities include budgeting, implementation, sponsorship/sales and meeting planning for all professional development and networking events.
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 conferences, 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:
Experience in marketing and sales.
Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience as an event planner and experience managing a conference (preferred)
Database experience a plus.
Exempt - 40 hours per week, with some travel. Benefits included.
Include cover letter with salary requirements, resume and references to Gail Madziar, Executive Director through job portal.
About Michigan Library Association
Located in Lansing, Michigan, the Michigan Library Association (MLA) is Michigan's oldest and largest library association. Guided by the belief that libraries are the cornerstone of a free society, MLA has advocated for libraries on behalf of the state's residents for more than 125 years. MLA defends the right to read, advocates for adequate library funding, clarifies library governance issues, promotes librarian education and works for free access of information to all residents. MLA's membership is comprised of more than 1,700 individual and organizational members from public, academic, private and special libraries. MLA's mission is to serve all library professionals and their supporters.