Division Liaison

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Website APA_Planning American Planning Association

Creating great communities for all.

The Leadership Associate role involves program development for APA Divisions,  which are the professional interest groups of APA, organized as functional or geographical areas of planning (for example, Transportation Planning, Small Town and Rural Planning Divisions) or affinity groups (e.g., Women and Planning Division).  The position involves regular contact with many leaders in the planning profession and serves as a resource for communications, educational programming and other services provided by APA’s divisions and interest groups. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and implement programs that create meaningful experiences for members which advance the mission of the organization.
  • Maintain regular communications with divisions and assist them in program development, finance, membership development, meetings, administration, and communications.
  • Assist in developing and implementing strategies to build a strong network among components and in building stronger and more effective relationships with the national association, its components, and members.
  • Coordinate the membership functions and operations of divisions in member recruitment, retention and engagement; leadership development; administrative management of the divisions.

Some experience working with volunteer relations or component relations for a membership association desired. Excellent analytical, verbal, written and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability at establishing priorities and meeting deadlines desired. Excellent organizational and customer service skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously needed.

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