SEMA: The Specialty Equipment Market Association is looking for a bright, energetic, creative association management professional with a passion for stewarding the delivery of learning programs. We’re hiring a self-motivated Project Manager with experience facilitating multiple team projects. The successful candidate will work directly with stakeholders to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. He or she will coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible.
We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will fit with our collaborative culture. If you enjoy working with other professionals who believe in creating innovative solutions to problems, we encourage you to apply.
The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of project management experience and an intermediate understanding of online, face-to-face, and blended approaches to training and development delivery methods.
Responsibilities include masterminding, outlining and developing projects. This individual will work with the Sr. Director of Education to design project goals and success markers, determine how success will be measured and tracked. They will ensure the project remains on time and on budget and help to motivate team members to hit their goals. This position will also act as a liaison between the project team, internal service teams and upper level management. They will prepare and present progress reports and ensure the project is furthering organizational goals.
Become part of our transformative team, and you will have the opportunity to push the boundaries of innovation every single day. Our fast-paced environment will keep you energized and focused, while our team of dedicated professionals will give you the support you need to conquer every on-the-job challenge you encounter. Join our collaborative team today and discover how fulfilling training and development can be!
The Senior Manager of Professional Development projects facilitates, implements and manages all aspects of SEMA's professional development for the automotive aftermarket industry.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY
Responsible for the direction, coordination, implementation and completion of SEMA Show seminars and other association professional development programs, while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments and goals of the organization.
Has an understanding of the automotive aftermarket and conducts environmental scanning to identify and understand education priorities, professional development techniques and training delivery channels that are most appropriate for the industry
Helps to define project scope, goals, task, required resources and deliverables.
Identifies and leverages cross-departmental channels for collaboration and internal/external subject matter experts for assistance in execution toward goals.
Creates schedule and project timeline.
Monitors and report on project progress while addressing problems and implement interim solutions as needed.
Implements and manages for change when necessary to meet project outcomes.
Evaluates, assesses and reports on project results.
Works on multiple projects simultaneously.
Other duties as assigned by management.
Reports to Senior Director of Education.
Supervises the education coordinator.
Interacts with staff in all departments.
Interacts with SEMA members, volunteers and prospective members.
PRIMARY SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:
Three or more years project management experience.
Association/not-for-profit experience a plus.
Knowledge of and experience in professional development and training a plus.
Passion and drive for helping automotive aftermarket professionals and small businesses grow and prosper.
Must be proactive, highly motivated and collaborative.
Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously with an eye for details.
Exceptional organizational, time management and prioritization skills.
Strong problem solving, customer service and analytical skills.
Technology: Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of project management tools and software.
Detail-oriented and thrives in collaborative environment.
Good communications skills, with customers, team and stakeholders.
Team player who is willing to embrace new ideas and demonstrate an ability to change and grow as required by the position.
Knowledge of learning management systems and e-learning authoring tools a plus.
Travel requirements up to 25%.
BA/BS or higher in education, organizational management, business, or a related field directly applicable to this role.
PMP certification and project management training/experience preferred.
About Specialty Equipment Market Association
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. Our organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. Every year, SEMA also presents an enormous trade show in Las Vegas. This is where manufacturers unveil their latest offerings, while buyers, distributors and members of the press walk their feet off to see it all. Visit SEMAShow.com for more information.