Senior Coordinator - Eastern Area
American Planning Association
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|Job Category||Other topics not covered above|
|Job Level||Mid II (4-8 years)|
The American Planning Association (APA) is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization with 40,000 members in more than 90 countries that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. The American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is APA’s professional institute, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice.
The Senior Coordinator role is an exciting position for a professional planner with at least four years of experience after a master’s degree. It involves program development for APA Divisions as well as APA responsibilities in the Eastern United States, including chapters, universities and early career program participants.
Divisions are the professional interest groups of the APA, and are organized functional areas of planning (for example, Transportation Planning, Planning & Law, Economic Development Divisions) or affinity groups.
Chapters are the geographic units of APA that are largely organized along state boundaries; they provide many services to members within their areas.
The position involves weekly contact with many leaders in the planning profession and serves as a resource for communications, educational programming and other services provided by APA’s components.
As a member of APA’s Leadership Department, the planner will provide staff support and guidance for the Divisions Council to increase the effectiveness of APA Divisions in serving their members; and also involves encouraging partnerships among chapters and academic planning programs, including faculty engagement.
The Senior Coordinator for the Eastern U.S. will have a dual role: one, lead staff for Divisions; and, two, the Eastern U.S. member of the staff team charged with the development, oversight and execution of a regional strategy of integration of chapters, divisions, planning student organizations, and faculty.
The Senior Coordinator for the Eastern Area of the U.S. will manage and implement programs that create meaningful experiences for members which advance the mission of the organization. The position will maintain regular communications with divisions and assist them in program development, strategic planning, finance, membership development, meetings, administration, and communications.
The position will also assist in developing and implementing strategies to build a strong network among chapters, divisions, and academic programs from Maine to Florida, and in building stronger and more effective relationships with the national association, its components, and members.
This staff person coordinates the membership functions and operations of divisions in member recruitment, retention and engagement efforts; coordinates leadership development; and handles the administrative management of the divisions within the organization. The position also provides guidance in the form of problem resolution and task direction.
An AICP planner is preferred. A planner without the credential will be expected to acquire it within two years. The Coordinator will bring knowledge of many areas of planning, and will have a unique opportunity to develop contacts with leaders of many fields within planning and gain a deeper knowledge of planning.
The Coordinator will understand the needs of volunteer leaders, possess excellent analytical, verbal, written and organizational skills, and have demonstrated ability at establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
A master’s degree in planning and a minimum of four years of experience in either the private or public sector required, preferably with program development or leadership support and development.
Salary - The salary for this position is commensurate with experience, plus excellent health, retirement, and other benefits.
Please e-mail (preferred) your resume, with three references, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Disclaimer: These duties are subject to change based on the overall needs of the department
|Contact Name||Mike Welch|