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Manager—State Government Relations

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is the U.S. trade association for electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers.  NEMA develops performance and other product standards for the electro-industry, crafts and executes advocacy and government relations campaigns, and provides business analytics to assist member companies with business decisions.    

The Manager—State Government Relations is responsible for leading State advocacy activities including working jointly with national State-based organizations and/or directly lobbying in the States on policy issues affecting the electro-industry.   The Manager tracks, evaluates, and analyzes proposed legislative and regulatory actions, prepares position papers and reports, and recommends areas for engagement to NEMA members.  The Manager directs all initiatives pertaining to timely incorporation of up-to-date building, energy, and safety codes by States.    

The Manager—State Government Relations reports to the NEMA Vice President of Government Relations.

The position is located in Rosslyn (Arlington), Virginia.  Travel up to approximately 25 percent of the time is required.

Key Responsibilities

I.   Accountable for managing outcome-based advocacy efforts at the State level

  • Develop effective communications and media plans that advance state advocacy goals
  • Develop and manage persistent lines of communications with national state-based  organizations and collaborate with Member company representatives and NEMA staff
  • Form and direct coalitions to achieve assigned objectives, including by teaming with other trade associations and/or professional organizations as well as organizing and directing grassroots efforts
  • Represent the association in State-level activities with governors, legislators, regulators, other stakeholders and media 

II.   Lead development and implementation of State-level legislative and regulatory strategies involving Member company representatives from various NEMA Product Sections

III.  Develop criteria for and directly supervise competitively-sourced in-State consultants/lobbyists, with special emphasis on flawless compliance with governing laws, policies and ethics

IV.  Coordinate with NEMA federal government relations staff on crossover federal and state activities such as in energy policy, utility regulation, and technology topics     

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree is required – advanced degree a plus
  • Five or more years of experience in government relations with two or more years working at the State level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of State legislative and regulatory processes to include building code and electrical safety matters
  • Knowledge of electric energy/utility and manufacturing challenges and opportunities within the States   
  • Strong relationship builder with executive presence who can use policy-making and regulatory processes to meet goals – trade association experience desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to persuasively advocate in private and public settings
  • Innovative thinker and leader who is individually proactive and outcome-oriented as well as a team builder/player
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, multidiscipline environment with demanding timelines for multiple projects occurring simultaneously

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13165631.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Manager—Social Media and Editor

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for the electroindustry; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

As Manager of Social Media, the incumbent is responsible for managing social media that includes developing/editing content, administering social media aspects of marketing campaigns, and collecting and analyzing effectiveness information. This individual demonstrates a superior ability to edit for accuracy, clarity, and quality; writes, edits and produces audio and video podcasts; and assists with developing marketing campaigns and their related outlet channels.   

As Editor, the incumbent generates story ideas and is integral to readying for publication NEMA's monthly magazine and semi-monthly electronic newsletter. The incumbent produces concise written copy for print and electronic publication; schedules and maintains production calendars; writes, edits, and proofreads written corporate communication products; captures, edits, and produces short news packages and media relations materials; and works with the association's product Sections to devise and implement industry marketing plans.  The Editor also assists in updating communications portions of various NEMA-hosted websites.

The position reports to the Senior Director—Communications and Marketing.

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 20 percent time on travel.

Key Responsibilities

I.  Be accountable for developing, editing and communicating NEMA positions and product

  • Manage communication commitments, schedules, and calendars with internal and external writers
  • Maintain editorial and stylistic standards, quality, and accuracy of content
  • Write and edit press releases, corporate communications, and stories ranging from research-heavy features to short blurbs summarizing industry news
  • Optimize all content for search engines and manage Search engine optimization campaigns
  • Identify and resolve gaps in the support structure and improve workflow processes to optimize team efficiency

II.  Be accountable for establishing, producing, and measuring social network efforts

  • Integrate social media into all NEMA-wide and Section communication plans
  • Write scripts for audio and video podcasts and coach speakers as needed
  • Develop measures of effectiveness for social media and analyze for insights

III.  Be accountable for project management related to Section marketing

  • Collaborate with Industry Directors on marketing objectives
  • Establish and adhere to Section communication budgets to include time and resources for print, electronic, and social media content
  • Create and report on marketing plans that incorporate print, electronic, and social media content to achieve those objectives

Experience and Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or similar; graduate degree a plus
  • Five-plus years writing and editing experience with an in-depth knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Minimum three years managing a production schedule
  • Minimum two years disseminating and measuring social media campaigns
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building expertise in results-oriented environment
  • Ability to conceptualize, write, edit, and schedule content for multiple publications 
  • Ability to inspire staff to deliver in a deadline-driven environment
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills and executive presence
  • Strong computer skills, HTML experience a plus
  • Proficient with content management systems, such as WordPress

Note: Three examples of individually written and/or electronic products that demonstrate proficiency in writing, social media, and project management are required with application.

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13162841.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Manager – MITA Communications & Operations

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturer's Association, is the collective voice of medical imaging equipment, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers. It represents companies whose sales comprise some 90 percent of the global market for medical imaging technology.

The Manager - MITA Communications and Operations leads the communications efforts to MITA Member companies, with external stakeholders – including patient advocacy groups – and policy makers. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all communications strongly align with, and advance the purpose of, MITA goals and for maintaining all public-facing communications (e.g. MITA website, Twitter, Facebook, etc). The Manager is  accountable for shaping and managing the public relations and digital media strategies, as informed by both Member companies and outside public relations firm(s) if applicable, the contract for which the incumbent supervises. The position manages MITA staff rapid response to media inquiries, tracks all proactive public relations activities, collaborates with stakeholders on new strategies to reach target audiences, and ensures all activities remain within budget.

The operations role oversees the smooth daily operation of the Division and specifically acts as the assistant to the Executive Director. The incumbent will be required to have a clear understanding of the internal NEMA/MITA processes and ensure that MITA staff is aware of and comply with these processes.

The position reports to the Executive Director of MITA and is located in Arlington, Virginia.

Key Responsibilities – Communications

  • Lead MITA communications to Members and external audiences including organizing the annual report, managing contributions to NEMA's monthly magazine and other periodic and aperiodic media products
  • Identify key audiences relevant to MITA mission and goals; determine best combination of means to reach them; and ways to measure and assess effectiveness of messaging
  • Oversee proactive social media strategy to include approving content for daily Twitter,  Facebook and other posts; email advocacy campaigns; and press releases and opinion pieces by MITA staff, Member company employees and outside influencers
  • Assist Government Relations staff with fact sheets, advocacy talking points and other materials for meetings with Congress and relevant regulatory Agencies; and planning messages and logistics for patient groups' and Member Executives' Washington visits
  • Manage content, function, accuracy and timeliness of MITA website(s)

Key Responsibilities – Operations

  • As Executive Assistant to Executive Director, assist with maintaining schedules, collating necessary background and other meeting material and managing incoming/outgoing communications
  • Actively partner with the Senior Director-Member Services and Value in meeting Member company retention and recruitment goals
  • Coordinate with Manager-NEMA Meeting in managing all MITA local and out-of-state meetings, including booking rooms, flights, hotels, and catering
  • Identify and resolve gaps in MITA support structure and improve workflow processes to optimize team efficiency and effectiveness
  • With Executive Director and NEMA accounting staff, develop and manage MITA budget to include monthly budget updates and projections, invoice processing and required record keeping

Experience and Qualifications

  • Under Graduate degree required – communications specialization strong plus
  • Demonstrated time management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously within meet tight timelines
  • Some related work experience – print and electronic media (including social media) strong plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to take the initiative and work independently with minimal direction
  • Experience in budgeting and related records keeping a plus
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented capable of developing measures of effectiveness in communications and work processes
  • Positive attitude and team player who demonstrates professional presence in all settings

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13135091.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply. 

Program Manager – Lighting Systems Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Program Manager - Lighting Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the Lighting Systems sector. The program manager works with member companies to conduct an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  The position reports to the Sr. Director — Standards Management Directorate. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting the Lighting Systems Division. The incumbent will from time to time take on additional tasks as needed.   

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 30 percent time on travel including both domestic and international.

Key Responsibilities

I.      Develop and maintain manufacturing and performance standards related to lighting products and lighting systems for residential, commercial, industrial and outdoor use.

  • Survey and monitor the national and international standards environment and trends; be accountable for developing plans and achieving goals on behalf of members' interests
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards so as to enhance use of member products/services

II.     Lead two NEMA Section Technical Committees, three active ANSI Accredited Standards Committees and cross-division technical working groups as assigned.

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; and achieve all assigned plan(s) objectives
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices.
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes.
  • Adhere to established domestic SDO policies and procedures.

III.    Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA member companies, technical committee members as well as key participants in non-NEMA standards activities.  When directed, establish excellent communications with US government agencies as well as international regulatory bodies.

IV.   Develop and execute annual committee budgets – including possible supplementary funds additions; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities; and remain on or under budgeted thresholds throughout the year.
Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required; advanced degree a plus.  Lighting experience a plus
  • Minimum of 3-5 years full-time experience in related field
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Knowledge of ANSI standards development processes and policies and standards development experience a plus
  • Strong time management and budget planning/execution skills and ability to execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
  • Proven skill to clearly and persuasively write, speak and represent, including on technical matters, at all times displaying executive presence
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess an outcomes-based approach
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and effective user of Workspace to organize, track and communicate with member participants

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13085701 or by fax to (703) 841-3372. 

EOE/M/F/V/D. 

Executive Director – Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance

The Medical Imaging Technology Alliance (MITA) is the collective voice of medical imaging, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical manufacturers, innovators and product developers.  It is engaged principally in advocacy with legislative and regulatory agencies of the government at the federal and state levels and overseas.  MITA also develops performance and other technical standards for medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment, and manages industry data and business analytical programs for member company business decisions.  Since 1936, it has been  a dedicated division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).  It has a governing Board of Directors represented by leaders in the medical imaging, radiation therapy and radiopharmaceutical industries. 

The Executive Director – Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance is responsible for developing a Board-approved strategy with specific legislative, regulatory, technical and programmatic goals, timelines and outcomes. The Executive Director works closely with government relations and other representatives of member companies via committees and working groups chartered by the MITA Board to craft and effect policies, rules and legislation.  The incumbent oversees six or more product classes (magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, molecular, x-ray and ultrasound  imaging and medical imaging informatics) where technical standards development and other modality-specific activity is undertaken, while overseeing multifaceted advocacy, communication and promotional efforts involving direct reports and consultants. 

The position reports directly to the President  & CEO of NEMA and is a member of the NEMA Senior Management Team.  The Executive Director leads and manages the work of eleven assigned staff, collaborates with other NEMA staff, and oversees the division budget.

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to 30 percent travel, both domestic and international.

Key Responsibilities

I.  Creates and executes a MITA strategy that encompasses all aspects of advocacy, communication, standards development and business analytics in close collaboration with the MITA Board and their designated representatives. 

  • Establish effective lines of communications with member company government relations staff, and others as designated, in order to actively, continuously and transparently collaborate in developing plans to achieve strategic ends.
  • Enlist via competitive solicitations support from outside experts in the above areas as may, from time to time, be necessary to achieve goals. 
  • Actively monitor, analyze and report on new developments and trends within all sectors of the covered industries so as to offer business and technical value to member companies.

II.  Build effective, enduring lines of communications with relevant domestic and international regulatory agency officials (such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); federal and state legislators; member company executives and employees; other associations and professional societies that are engaged on issues that MITA's member companies are engaged in; and work with NEMA staff at all levels.

  • Write and/or have written, reports, papers and print media articles; present in person and in media the industries' positions, including before legislators and regulators at home and abroad; and ensure representation on important domestic and international committees and working groups necessary to further the objectives of MITA.

III.  Lead, manage, develop and evaluate all assigned staff and keep NEMA President and MITA Board regularly informed

  • In collaboration with NEMA, utilize established hiring, incentive and evaluation processes
  • Require and approve detailed outcome-based staff work plans for significant undertakings while also allowing sufficient freedom of action in accomplishing plans
  • Adhere to NEMA Senior Management Team reporting criteria and utilize as basis for informing both the MITA Board and NEMA's Board, to include regular assessments of progress against plan milestones and challenges encountered.

IV.  Develop MITA's annual budget and execute within targets; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from assigned responsibilities; meet or exceed all member company retention and new member recruiting goals.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated professional accomplishment in government relations and/or government service with specific experience in medical policy and regulation; advanced degree and/or professional credentials as well as familiarity with areas covered by MITA scope are considered strong pluses.
  • Substantial personal experience working with/for Members of Congress and professional and personal Congressional staff; proven track record of achieving results in/with trade associations
  • Specific knowledge of and experience with medical insurance coverage and reimbursement issues – principally within CMS; as well as FDA review/evaluation and approval process for medical devices and radiopharmaceuticals; and knowledge of federal healthcare law as it applies to MITA member products
  • Proven ability to build, lead or influentially participate in collaborative teams involving professionals from a variety of occasionally competing entities in order to achieve defined goals within demanding timelines
  • Experience/success in proactive public relations and demonstrated ability to devise public policy campaigns including collaborations with clinicians, patient groups, outside influencers and other associations/professional societies
  • Deep understanding of clinical, technical and economic evidence gathering and analysis as well as ability to translate into cogent persuasive documents and presentations.
  • Strong business acumen and well developed budget formulation and execution, to include ability to manage and evaluate vendors within a competitive solicitation model; strong strategic planning and project planning skills essential
  • Proven leader able to inspire, develop, motivate and hold accountable for outcomes all assigned staff
  • Demonstrated communication ability to clearly and convincingly write, speak and represent while showing executive presence in all settings

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13064441

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Senior Director–Member Services and Value

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for the electroindustry; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Senior Director-Member Services and Value is responsible for NEMA-wide services to improve responsiveness to, and deepen value for, Member companies; planning and executing the recruiting of high-quality companies; and overseeing management of all Member-related meetings. The incumbent will strengthen NEMA's relationships with Members; identify and implement business-generating opportunities; and pursue Member services-related qualitative/quantitative research. 

This position reports directly to the President/CEO of NEMA and is part of the Senior Management Team. The incumbent will work in a highly collaborative organization providing support to, and building partnerships with, other senior managers and externally. The incumbent will, from time to time, be tasked with special projects for the office of the President or the Board.

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and will include North America travel of about 10–15 percent on average.

Key Responsibilities

I.  Be accountable for developing/implementing Member services and retention plans

  • Identify Members' business needs, products and sales channels to develop value-added services
  • Collaborate with Member companies, NEMA colleagues and NEMA Board of Governors to create and implement relevant partnership programs
  • Develop timely and effective resolutions to Member issues and advise senior management on full range of Member-related matters
  • Develop metrics and be accountable for managing retention and other defined goals achievement
  • Explore and source new types of non-dues revenue

II.  Be accountable for developing and implementing a Member recruiting program

  • Lead efforts with NEMA Sections/Divisions to identify and recruit high-quality new Members
  • Assist Sections/Divisions in exploring closely adjacent industries as sources of new Members
  • Develop, and implement effective metrics that quantify progress towards meeting recruiting goals–personal and group
  • Partner with Communications team to design, produce and manage compelling recruiting and retention marketing materials

III.  Directly supervise assigned personnel

  • Direct and supervise work of the Manager-Meetings (Events), Manager-Member Relations (Services) and others as assigned
  • Oversee upgrades of all Member-related processes, records,  support systems and related materials
  • Provide oversight to and ensure successful completion of NEMA meetings at all levels (Member Sections through Board of Directors) with special emphasis on budgeting and quality.

IV.  Develop and execute annual budgets at/under threshold and oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from the position's responsibilities

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum ten years full-time experience with Member services and/or relationship management experience; at least seven years working directly with C-suite executives strongly desired.
  • Strong interpersonal, listening and relationship management skills and experience supervising staff
  • Demonstrated expertise growing a membership base, preferably in a trade association.
  • Customer-focused and results-oriented leader with executive presence
  • Analytical and project management experience with the ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously, both autonomously and as part of a team
  • Strong budget planning /execution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Team player; open minded, collaborative and inclusive
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12971321.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Human Resources Generalist

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association which develops performance and other standards for the electro and medical imaging industries; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions. See a complete description of NEMA's programs at www.NEMA.org.

The Human Resources Generalist will provide practical, consistent and proactive support, direction and advice to the management of NEMA concerning HR procedures and best practices. The incumbent will have a diverse and solid foundation of knowledge that supports overseeing all aspects of a highly-functioning HR office including implementing best practices. This is a hands-on position; the HR Generalist will be the primary individual to execute the duties described herein with support available from NEMA's third-party benefits administration firm and from members of the Finance and Administration Department.

This position, located at NEMA's headquarters in Rosslyn, VA, reports to the Vice President, Finance and Administration. There are no travel requirements associated with this position.

Key Responsibilities

I.    Administration of the HR office includes oversight and/or execution of the HR plans and programs for all personnel:

  • Administer the compensation and benefits programs and monitor the annual performance
  • Partner with hiring managers to develop recruiting strategies; screen and recruit quality staff; coordinate orientation for exempt and non-exempt staff
  • evaluation program
  • Conduct employee counseling and exit interviews as needed
  • Recommend, develop and implement policies and procedures and new approaches that support a philosophy of continuous improvement

II.    Maintain compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment including, but not limited to:

  • Communication of all applicable federal and state required notices to employees
  • Annual updating of NEMA's Affirmative Action Plan
  • Annual filings of IRS form 5500 for NEMA's health and welfare plans (applied knowledge of anti-discrimination testing required)
  • Distribution of required retirement plan disclosures to plan participants
  • State payroll and unemployment tax registrations

III.   Perform payroll processing and employee records management

  • Process semi-monthly payroll
  • Maintain and update all employee information in ADP Payroll and HRIS systems: enter new hire, terminations, and salary actions

IV.  Benefits administration

  • Process employee enrollments, changes and termination of benefits
  • Serve as the primary contact for benefit questions
  • Ensure the accuracy of benefit related invoices and prepare the invoices for payment

V.   Employee relations

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all employee relations issues
  • Perform presentations to staff concerning new employment and/or HR policies and procedures

VI.  Talent management

  • Develop and oversee staff training and career development programs
  • Create and maintain a database of employee's credentials, certifications and specialized trainings
  • In conjunction with the creation of a cross-training program, maintain and improve upon NEMA's contingency plan

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in human resource management, business administration or other related field; advanced degree a plus
  • Thorough working knowledge of FMLA, FLSA, ADA, EEO, and ERISA requirements
  • Minimum of seven years of full-time experience in related field with the ability to demonstrate progressively increasing levels of responsibility
  • Proficiency with ADP's Payroll and HRIS programs desired
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent time management abilities
  • Ability to work effectively either collaboratively or independently as required, self-confident and demonstrates executive presence
  • Ability to quickly, fairly and diplomatically resolve conflicts using sound judgment
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite's Excel, Word and PowerPoint programs.

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12960161

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Manager—NEMA Meetings

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

Manager–NEMA Meetings directs and manages meetings and special events for all on-site and off-site national and international meetings, conferences and special events with special emphasis on budgeting and quality. These include single and multi-day meetings/events; the NEMA annual membership meeting; and three Board of Governors' meetings. The incumbent is responsible for the coordination, contracting, and execution of NEMA Conference Center meetings for outside organizations. Also responsible for facilitating seven NEMA divisions and 58 NEMA sections in accomplishing their meeting objectives in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

This position reports directly to the Senior Director, Member Services and Value. The incumbent will work in a matrixed-organization providing support to and building partnerships with staff, senior managers and externally. The incumbent will, from time to time, be tasked with special projects for the office of the President.

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include 20% travel.

Key Responsibilities

I.    Annual Membership Meeting

  • Plan and execute annual conference to include: event marketing, sponsorship sales, site selection, staff and vendor management, logistical planning, registration management, event production, entertainment, all contract negotiations, off-site events, speaker management, and spouse related events
  • Establish and manage annual meeting budget ~ $500,000 total budget
  • Research and implement current event/venue technology and applications to enhance meeting effectiveness
  • Oversee hotel contracts at nearby hotel(s) for contingency overflow
  • Regularly brief President/CEO and as required Chairman regarding theme, speakers, logistics planning, entire 'flow" of meetings and events during Annual Meeting (e.g. Board, Division, Section and sponsor meetings/events)

II.   Section Meetings/Special Events

  • Coordinate with Section leads for site and venue selection
  • Negotiate hotel/venue and related contracts
  • Manage room, event and catering reservations
  • Monitor and evaluate vendor performance

III. Conference Center

  • Solicit new business
  • Develop with Communications Department marketing resources for the conference center
  • Develop standards and procedures to maintain continuity of service
  • Seamlessly conduct the production of high-level events by managing time, vendors, staff, and contracts
  • Oversee utilization metrics in collaboration with NEMA Business Analysis

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree desired; deep familiarity with hotel industry a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time experience in related field
  • Certification in hospitality or event management industries a strong plus
  • Excellent project management, organizational and budgeting  abilities
  • Proven "hands-on" meeting experience including large multi-day events
  • Analytical, contracting and negotiating skills
  • Highly customer-focused and possess executive presence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously–alone and as part of a team
  • Open minded, collaborative and inclusive
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12950071.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Manager—Standards Publication and Marketing

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards for the electroindustry; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Manager—Standards Publication and Marketing edits and publishes electroindustry standards per NEMA guidelines, and oversees their marketing and sales. The incumbent will improve customer relations with existing and potential clients by developing proactive strategies that increase sales revenue and promote NEMA as a standards developing organization (SDO). This position involves technical editing, desktop publishing, vendor relations, publicizing published documents, compiling an annual catalog, maintaining databases and websites, tracking sales revenue, and establishing relationships with other SDOs. The Manager—Standards Publication and Marketing represents NEMA as a major SDO in an active and technically astute community that includes national and international associations. 

The position reports to the Senior Director—Communications and Marketing. The incumbent will from time to time take on additional tasks as needed.  

The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia, and may include up to 10 percent time on travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Be accountable for editing, publishing, and maintaining print and electronic libraries of electroindustry standards
  • Track standards through all stages of editing and publication
  • Edit and format documents with highest attention to technical precision; format tables, charts, and graphs; edit grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Compile and edit the annual catalog and product guide
  • Write and disseminate notices related to publication
  • Manage copyrights and reprint processes
II. Be accountable for the marketing program through which electroindustry standards are advertised and sold using a multi-vendor model 
  • Direct vendors in publishing and promoting documents
  • Assist and drafting requests for proposals and evaluating responses
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other SDOs
  • Participate in  programs designed to enhance publication and sale of standards
  • Deepen relationships with existing customers and cultivate new ones
III. Be accountable for tracking publication sales and forecasting revenue
  • Work with vendors to accrue monthly, quarterly, and annual sales figures
  • Use sales and royalty data to create performance metrics
  • Analyze sales results
  • Forecast annual sales
  • Assist with other communications responsibilities as may be required

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years full-time experience in related field of editing, technical writing (XML formatting preferred), desktop publishing, and marketing
  • Knowledge of industry standards processes a strong plus
  • Ability to develop performance metrics and analyze sales statistics
  • Ability to work independently and execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
  • Demonstrate leadership in results-oriented environment
  • Demonstrate good customer service skills
  • Effectively communicate with technical and non-technical individuals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude, and be a team player

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Three individually written samples and one or more individually created marketing or similar plans are required with application. Interested individuals may apply at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12819331.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Senior Program Manager – Electrical Systems Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

The Program Manager of Electrical Systems Standards manages the standards development process for several technologies in the industrial and power systems sectors. The program manager works with member companies to conduct an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards.  This work will encompass both domestic standards (e.g. NEMA, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)) as well as international Standards Development Organizations' (SDOs) such International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

The position reports to the Assistant VP of NEMA's standards development department. The incumbent will work in a matrixed organization supporting both Industrial Systems and Grid Connected Systems divisions. The incumbent will from time to time assume additional tasks as needed.   

The position is located in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may require up to 30 percent domestic and international travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Develop and maintain manufacturing and performance standards related to industrial and grid connected systems

  • Surveil and monitor the national and international standards environment and trends; be accountable for developing plans and achieving goals on behalf of members' interests
  • Direct accomplishment of:  creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of standards
  • Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards to enhance use of member products/services
  • Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO where indicated
  • Work with member companies' staff and NEMA government relations and communication staff to drive and achieve adoption of existing and new standards.

II. Lead NEMA Technical Committees and other Technical Advisory Groups (TAG) as assigned.

  • Develop annual and situational work plans; achieve objectives of assigned plan(s)
  • Plan logistical arrangements, manage meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices.
  • Drive and be accountable for committee and team outcomes.
  • Adhere to established domestic and international SDO policies and procedures. Ensure that ISO/IEC Directives and decision of Council and Technical Management Board are followed.
  • Solicit participant input, facilitate consensus, submit and achieve US positions on behalf of TAG and achieve desired results.

III. Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with NEMA member companies, technical committee members and key participants in non-NEMA standards activities.  When directed, establish excellent communications with US government agencies and international regulatory bodies.

IV.  Develop and execute annual committee budgets – including supplementary funds additions as required; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities; and remain at below budgeted thresholds throughout the year.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field required; advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s)
  • Demonstrated results-oriented team leadership and expertise
  • Knowledge of basic standards development processes and policies highly desired
  • Familiarity with ISO/IEC standards organizations and/or standards development process
  • Strong time management and budget planning/execution skills and ability to execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
  • Proven skill to clearly and persuasively write, speak and represent, including on technical matters
  • Work within and contribute to overall NEMA goals and Divisional/personal goals
  • Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess a sense of humor
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12350241 or by fax to (703) 841-3372. 

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Economist

Department: Business Information Services
Reports To: Deputy Chief Economist
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared Date: October 2014

Job Summary:

Major manufacturing trade association located in Arlington, VA, seeks an economist to contribute to forecasting and quantitative analysis projects for an in-house consulting group serving its corporate members.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze U.S. and global economic conditions in key product end-markets.
  • Contribute to the production of the association’s U.S. and global economic and industry outlooks.
  • Manage monthly survey of industry business conditions.
  • Assume responsibility for product specific forecasting projects.
  • Contribute economics and market analysis content for the association’s intelligence portal, magazine, blog, and other channels of distribution.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of economic and electroindustry indicators.
  • Provide economic/market data and information to NEMA members.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong quantitative background, preferably with experience in econometric modelling of product demand.
  • Superior writing skills.
  • Experience with statistical and office productivity software (e.g.: EViews, Excel, Access)
  • Highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in “big data” analysis a plus.

Education and Experience: 

  • Master’s degree in economics or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in consulting, corporate, or trade association setting.

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro station. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11036691 or by fax to (703) 841-3398.

EOE/M/F/V/D. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Senior Sales Representative – EDI

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Job Function: The Senior Sales Representative – Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is responsible for lead generation and prospecting, opportunity assessment and qualified solution selection, and the proposal and closing phases of the EDI sales process. This position will also be responsible for driving new business through consultative selling into new accounts and new markets. The Senior Sales Representative – EDI will be fully accountable for overall customer revenue, transaction growth, and business retention and customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities: The Senior Sales Representative – EDI will:

  • Work with Account Management to follow through on closed accounts to ensure satisfactory implementation over a 60 – 90 day period.
  • Prepare accurate and thorough sales activity reports (pipeline), forecast reports, and expense tracking.
  • Monitor production of all top accounts and evaluate trends within your market.
  • Actively pursue in-depth product and service knowledge and acquire deeper selling, technical, and financial skills.
  • Develop a full working knowledge of the operations of the business (all product and service departments) and of company sales policies and procedures, and ensure knowledge of, and adherence to, those policies.
  • Meet or exceed sales solicitation call goals as assigned by the EVP, Sales & Marketing.
  • Invite prospects to industry events or to IDEA HQ for sales briefings.
  • Assist in implementing special promotions, and be proactive in development of such programs.
  • Grow and maintain IDEA's image as a leader in the business-to-business eCommerce arena.

Education and Experience:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office.
  • Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience.
  • Knowledgeable about EDI interpreter tools (e.g. Gentran).

Additional Requirements:

  • Displays adaptability, depth and breadth of successful sales experience
  • Experience selling technology services, selling to various sized accounts, and selling to the "technophobic."
  • Demonstrates significant experience or proven ability to negotiate with, and sell to, top corporate and senior decision makers

If you are interested in, and qualify for, this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to Mike Wentz, EVP, Sales & Marketing, at mwentz@idea4industry.com.

Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) Product Manager

Reports to: President

Job Function:

The Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) enables manufacturers to securely share accurate and timely product and pricing data with distributors and other wholesale trading partners—in one place and one standardized electronic format.

The IDW Product Manager is responsible for product planning, development, implementation, and marketing. This includes managing the product throughout the product lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with standards and engineering to deliver the service. The IDW Product Manager will also work with sales, marketing, and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met and that the product's direction supports the company's overall strategy and goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap.
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product.
  • Establish pricing models to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Develop sales tools and collateral.
  • Create and maintain an annual budget to ensure success.
  • Brief and train the sales force and support staff.
  • Brief press and analysts and go on press tours
  • Be an expert with respect to the competition.
  • Perform product demos for customers.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
  • Act as a leader within the company.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • At least one product development example and sample of an effective document delivered in the past.

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated success defining and launching products.
  • Familiarity with the market for electrical products.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.

If you are interested in, and qualify for, this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to careers@idea4industry.com.

Software Developer

The Software Developer will work in an enthusiastic and progressive team setting for IDEA, an industry leader in the Electrical Wholesale channel, supporting a large and dedicated customer base. The Software Developer will be responsible for day-to-day programming, development, maintenance, and troubleshooting within IDEA's core customer-facing web applications. This person must be able to function with minimal supervision and regularly operate under deadlines. This full-time employee will work at the company headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Department: Information Technology

Reports to: IT Manager

Core Values: The following core operating values describe part of the organizational culture at IDEA and the public image that IDEA aims to hold itself accountable to and project to its customers in the way it conducts business. 

  • Customers First 
  • Business-to-Business Learning and Information Sharing 
  • Power in Standard, Accurate and Reliable Information 
  • User-Friendly Technology with Emphasis on Ease-Of-Use

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily programming, development, maintenance, monitoring, performance analysis, troubleshooting, problem resolution, and user assistance required of existing web applications and databases
  • Participate in Information Technology projects as a programmer analyst from inception through the daily maintenance phase of a project
  • Provide input for new and existing projects and interface with all levels of business to define and transform requirements into high-quality technical solutions
  • Make recommendations for future upgrades to IDEA's IT infrastructure
  • Assist IT Manager as needed on special internal software development projects
  • Other projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Three years experience developing ASP.NET applications using C#
  • Good understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, and browser compatibility issues
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries and maintain SQL 2008 database tables and connectivity
  • Bachelor in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field preferred
  • SQL Reporting Services experience preferred
  • Source control/Microsoft Team Foundation Server experience preferred
  • VB.NET experience preferred
  • Scrum methodology experience preferred
  • DevExpress experience preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to interact with individuals at different levels within the company
  • Self-driven team player with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

If you are interested in and qualify for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to careers@idea4industry.com.

 

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