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Associate Executive Director - Meetings and Partnerships
Washington, DC (US)
Mar 04, 2019 (Expired Remaining)

AACRAO is seeking an Associate Executive Director- Meetings and Partnerships. As a member of the executive team, the
Associate Executive Director, Meetings and Partnerships is responsible for directing all AACRAO meeting activities and
relationships with companies and other AACRAO partners. The Associate Executive Director also represents the
association externally at convenings, conferences, and other professional meetings.


  • Responsible for the management and delivery of all AACRAO meetings and conferences including development of budgets, and, in collaboration with the executive team and conference directors, selects locations.
  • Partners with AACRAO Board of Directors and Program Committee to determine objectives and desired outcomes for AACRAO meetings (Annual Meeting, Tech/Transfer, and SEM). Assesses outcomes and adjusts future events accordingly.
  • Leads site reviews, research of venues, negotiation of contracts, and management of all attendee logistics including invitations, registration, meals, lodging and travel.
  • Works closely with Deputy Director to develop marketing, communications, and other promotional material and activities for the conferences.
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of the hospitality industry, practices and procedures including food and beverage management, proposal/budget development and control, and transportation/destination management.
  • Designs and executes all components for AACRAO’s exhibit hall at meetings including, but not limited to, vendor contracting, budgeting, design, and sponsor benefits fulfillment.
  • Collaborates with other AACRAO departments to integrate strategic plan goals and AACRAO Core Competencies and Proficiencies into the design of meetings, providing creative solutions and assistance around meetings management as needed.
  • Identifies opportunities for the development of new meeting and conference offerings and service technologies.
  • Serves as the AACRAO point of contact for companies, service providers, and other potential partners and develops strategies to build strategic, financial and content relationships.
  • Represents AACRAO at meetings, conferences, and convenings by delivering AACRAO updates and sessions/presentations on AACRAO initiatives.
  • Serves as a member of the Association’s Executive Team to set goals, define priorities and collaborate cross-functionally.

A successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience working in higher education, preferably in academic or enrollment services.
  • Strong work experience in at least two of the following: student records, admissions, or enrollment management, marketing/sales, conference/workshop development, project management, planning/budgeting and/or association management.
  • Strong customer service orientation with the ability to lead others to develop same.
  • Strong writing, public speaking and computer technology skills.
  • Ability to plan for and successfully communicate with diverse national and international audiences.

Why Work Here?

AACRAO is an organization where people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles can work together to grow personally
and professionally.
Convenient Location:
Located in a new building in Downtown Washington, D.C., the AACRAO office is easily accessible via the Red, Blue,
Orange, and Silver metro lines.
Generous Benefits:
All full-time AACRAO employees (FTE) are eligible for generous annual and sick leave accrual, two personal days to be
used however they choose, and holiday pay.
All staff receive medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits with premiums paid by AACRAO. AACRAO also sponsors a
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a contribution to the accounts of employees of 10% on the participant’s

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references to:

About the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who
represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional
development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in
records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student
services. AACRAO represents institutions in every part of the higher education community, from large public institutions
to small, private liberal arts colleges.

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