Learning and Development Director | Director of Education
Austin Apartment Association
Location: Austin, TX
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
WHO ARE WE
Located in beautiful North Austin, Austin Apartment Association (AAA) is a premier non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing the multi-family and rental housing industry's expertise and collective community impact. Formed in 1964, AAA is comprised of developers, owners, and managers of rental property, as well as the products and services companies that support them. A pillar of AAA's purpose is to elevate multi-housing and promote professionalism through relevant and robust industry education offering.
WHAT YOU OFFER
You are a highly energetic self-propelled team player who will look to raise the bar in every step of the development and training process. You are collaborative and purposeful, inclusive, and respectful of different viewpoints, approachable and tactful.
AAA is a small but growing association with dedicated members and volunteers, so you are excited by hands-on roles that highlight your strengths of listening to members' needs and translating them into actionable educational programs You are a consummate collaborator with a cooperative spirit capable of creating and maintaining positive working relationships.
As Learning and Development Director/Director of Education, you will report to AAA's Executive Vice President/CEO. You will be responsible for the highest quality training and professional development strategy and coordination, alongside Association leadership, to a diverse group of members in the multi-housing industry.
From conception to delivery, you will curate informative, innovative, and practical programming, including webinars, credentials, continuing education, and other learning and development programs.
Additionally, you have the following qualifications and experience:
3-5 years association and/or non-profit experience
2-3 years of professional or program experience
A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Intermediate to advanced level experience with applications and systems, including training/development systems, Association Management Systems, award platforms, event platforms, and/or Microsoft Office applications.
Excellent oral and written skills with the ability to communicate with individuals at many different levels positively and collaboratively.
Detail-oriented, with strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. This position requires multi-tasking.
Mathematical skills: ability to develop and manage budgets. Ability to compute statistical data.
WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE TOGETHER
Together we will advocate and support the development and training needs of the multi-housing industry.
Collaborates with the other team members to meet the annual work plan and goals of the Association, such as training for changes in regulations impacting the industry, leadership, and Association training other broader community topics.
Administers the Association's individual professional awards program and annual scholarship program from start to finish - application to awards.
Aids in administering the AAA Education Foundation and acts as a liaison between the AAA and the Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation and facilitates local industry development (RPM Careers) initiatives.
Works with Education Committee and staff to identify and refine course offerings, evaluate programming, and provide data to inform decisions.
Coordinates (paid and volunteer) faculty/instructors for all educational programs/seminars.
Prepares the annual education budget and reviews the education department's monthly financial reports.
Tracks program metrics and prepare monthly reports of educational activities.
Facilitates the marketing of all educational programs, including online print, and other digital marketing.
Maintains student data and registrations, invoicing and billing, in the association management system (Novi) and manages reconciliation after each program.
Responsible for day-of-event coordination, including food & beverage, room set up, A/V, etc.
Serves as staff liaison with the State and National (TAA/NAA) Education Departments, and Education Foundation.
WHAT WE OFFER
Salary is commensurate with the size of the organization and your experience/education. We provide an excellent benefits package, a stimulating work environment, and flexible work options. This role is located in Austin, TX, with some telecommuting benefits available after 1 year of employment. Candidates must have the ability to commute to North Austin (183 & Burnet).
HOW TO APPLY
If you are excited by this opportunity, please provide a cover letter (including salary expectations) and an updated resume/curriculum vitae electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line: AAA – Director of Education.
Please attach a resume, titled as: Last Name – First Name AAA Resume
Please attach a cover letter, titled as: Last Name – First Name AAA Cover
Please attach any other documents, titled as: Last Name – First Name AAA Additional
AAA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran's status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.
The Austin Apartment Association is a trade association serving anyone who owns or manages rental property - from a single-family home to condos, to multi-unit apartment communities - as well as those who provide services to the rental housing industry.Our Vision: People will thrive where they live.Our Mission: The Austin Apartment Association advances the expertise and collective community impact of the rental housing industry. Our Core Values: Collaborative (fostering connectivity among members, the industry and community)?Purposeful (relevant, intentional, disciplined) Inclusive (of all persons and all professions endorsing the mission)Influential (Impactful in what we do, effective leadership)Vibrant (forward-looking, dynamic)SERVICE AREA: The Austin Apartment Association services an 11-county area in Central Texas including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Burnet, Caldwell, Bastrop, Gillespie, Blanco, Lee, Fayette, and Llano counties.