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Education & Conference Manager

Company: American Public Power Association
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is seeking an Education & Conference Manager, this individual will play an integral role in developing, planning, and managing APPA Academy in-person, online, and on-demand events in addition to special projects related to education. Oversees and directs all aspects of the Business & Financial Conference, Engineering & Operations Conference, and other events as assigned. Works with education team on content development and oversight for conferences and courses (in-person and virtual).
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Please note: This is not a remote position. Candidates must be in DC, Maryland, or Virginia area. APPA offers a flexible work schedule for full-time employees and the option for telework is available after (3) months of employment (with supervisor approval).
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*Direct hire only, no agency


  • Contributes to the organization and management of the Education Department-providing input on department strategy and direction for over 100 events, including in-person conferences and courses, virtual summits and classes, and on-demand programs.
  • Conceives, develops and oversees all aspects of the Engineering & Operations (E&O) Conference: directs program activities, oversees programming, provides staff and committee direction, sets the budget, serves as the staff liaison to the E&O section, and evaluates results.
  • Conceives, develops and oversees all aspects of the Business & Financial Conference: directs program activities, oversees programming, provides staff and committee direction, sets the budget, serves as the staff liaison to the B&F section, and evaluates results.
  • Helps develop and oversee breakout sessions and pre-conference seminars at the National Conference and other events as directed.
  • Develops, plans, and implements virtual and in-person education courses (conceptualizes ideas, helps develop annual training schedule, works with speakers on curriculum design and delivery, manages delivery, evaluates and measures results, and helps modify programs as needed)
  • Assists with on-demand course development and delivery.
  • Ensures ongoing compliance with IACET standards by working with instructors on course design, development and delivery; documenting department processes and procedures; and assisting with the IACET reaccreditation process.
  • Manages special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
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    • Associate's degree required. Bachelor's degree from a four-year university (preferred).
    • Five or more years of related experience.
    • Ability to plan, organize and manage adult education programs for professionals.
    • Strong communication skills (written and oral), attention to detail and ability to initiate activities.
    • Demonstrated organization, project planning, time management skills, and ability to prioritize work and multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment.
    • Ability to demonstrate innovation and adaptability, able to identify and implement new ideas.
    • Experience with online program delivery and web-related technologies
    • Strong command of Microsoft Office skills.
    • Ability to work effectively with other staff, members and the public and develop strong relationships with instructors, members, and other industry partners.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Ability to travel out of town 3-4 times a year.
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Keywords: American Public Power Association, Arlington , Education & Conference Manager, Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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