Assistant Manager-Department of Meetings Management

Assistant Manager-Meetings Management, Springfield

The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is seeking applicants for a full-time assistant manager in the Department of Meetings Management located in the IASB Springfield office.
The assistant manager position assists with all facets of the Association’s meeting functions in conjunction with the director of Meetings Management. Duties include assisting the director with hotel contracts, staff, and logistics for the Joint Annual Conference. The assistant manager will also be charged with processing registration, housing, and exhibition forms for the Joint Annual Conference, as well as registration/housing for any other Association meetings and events which require these departmental services.
The duties of the position involve record-keeping, generating reports, processing contracts, assigning and leasing exhibitor booth space, managing the exhibit booth registration desk at the Annual Conference, and working directly with registrants, exhibitors, and members, in person and on phone. The position includes marketing the Association to exhibitors and vendors regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities. The assistant manager reports to the director of the Department of Meetings Management.
Qualifications for the position require a minimum of a high school diploma and solid work history. Meeting management experience and marketing education experience is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is a plus.
The individual must possess the ability to work independently, take initiative to start and finish projects, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, have basic meeting planning skills, and demonstrate great attention to detail and accuracy. Advanced computer skills are required, included proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional Suite with a heavy emphasis on word processing and Excel. Occasional travel is required.
To apply, submit an IASB application form, resume, and letter of interest indicating why you believe you are qualified for this position to:
Ben Schwarm, Deputy Executive Director
Illinois Association of School Boards
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.