Director of Education, Meetings and Professional Development
Texas Land Title Association
Location: Austin, TX
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
This position will report to the Executive Vice President and CEO and will be responsible for all education, meetings and professional development functions of the association.
Key responsibilities include:
Oversee all aspects of TLTA’s educational programs, including curriculum and content development, planning and managing in-person conferences, seminars, webinars and other remote learning initiatives including: 3 major live events – annual conference, annual land title school and annual legal institute as well 2-3 smaller seminars; 20+ live webinars per year; an on-demand learning library; other in-person and remote learning programming as they arise.
Coordinate with event facilities, including site selection, contract negotiation, room block management, VIP reservations, special arrangements and special event contractors.
Manage volunteer and paid speakers and course materials.
Responsible for annual conference logistics, including working with the hotel to coordinate event details, managing staff, reporting and monitoring attendance and other statistics. Also collaborate with developing and planning the Conference program.
Oversee the work of four TLTA committees of volunteers.
Manage the TLTA certification program, working with volunteers, test partners and staff.
Explore and recommend new methods for educational delivery, including working with and partnering with other related groups.
Work with staff and the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) on continuing education requirements for the industry.
Work with operations and technology staff to develop registration, continuing education and reporting procedures using the current Association Management System (AMS).
Work with communications staff on promotional materials and communications strategies.
Develop and manage the budgets relating to all educational programs and related committees.
Essential Experience, Skills and Competencies:
A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in an education and meetings position, preferably at a director level.
Extensive meeting planning experience including contract negotiation, event facility coordination and room block management.
Proven curriculum and content development experience.
Strong supervisory and management skills.
Extensive experience working closely with and managing the work of volunteers.
Strong customer service orientation, an understanding of membership organizations and the ability to quickly assimilate information to understand the membership’s needs.
Strong organizational skills and processes.
Ability to work collaboratively across all functional areas of the organization.
Ability to see the big picture coupled with ability to translate ideas into action - strong project management, follow through and execution skills.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work on several projects simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
Strong analytical skills and experience with database systems and reporting.
High-level communications skills that are demonstrated in all formats and venues.
Excellent personal presence and positive interpersonal abilities.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Certified Association Executive and/or Certified Meeting Planner certification(s) preferred.
The Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) is a state-wide trade association representing the title insurance industry in Texas. Based in Austin, the 113-year old organization serves approximately 15,000 title insurance professionals involved in the safe and efficient transfer of real estate. TLTA offers its members a comprehensive set of programs and services, including: a strong legislative and regulatory advocacy and compliance program on the state and federal levels; extensive professional development and continuing education programming, including three professional certification designations; and a communications program that includes e-newsletters, technical publications, a website with industry resources and tools, as well as public relations programming to promote the value of the industry. The association has an annual budget of $4M and a staff of 12 full-time employees. TLTA prides itself on being a friendly and caring workplace with a strong organizational culture of teamwork and a supportive management approach. TLTA members are highly engaged and actively involved in our volunteer work, particularly in the areas of education and advocacy.