The Manager of Education & Professional Development will manage, direct and champion the development and delivery of innovative, impactful, relevant, and high yield educational offerings for the NEFA membership. This position will focus on managing and developing industry educational programming for conferences, regional events, virtual and best practices materials.
Serve as staff liaison with the NEFA Education Committee.
Work with the Education Committee and NEFA team to develop an annual education plan and course development (curating outside resources as necessary).
Work closely with the CEO, Director of Events & Operations, Education Committee, and various internal and external stakeholders to deliver curated content and educational value across various delivery methodologies (i.e., webinars, live courses, etc.).
Responsible for creating and directing processes and learning modalities and resources to ensure an excellent experience with learning programs offered by the association.
Execute the solicitation, implementation, and delivery of educational programs for the membership.
Review past educational results from meeting evaluations and other member surveys to create industry leading educational offerings for NEFA membership and event attendees. Team member will stay abreast of trends in the field, collaborate with NEFA CEO and team to develop the most effective design/format of education offerings for NEFA.
Manage and perform all necessary tasks to meet established timelines and expectations for the successful building of the education programmatic elements for events.
Manage the collection of speaker data, utilizing abstract and speaker management best practices, as necessary.
Prepare scripts, slides and supporting material for educational offerings.
Write session descriptions and learning objectives for specific events, website, and promotional materials.
Maintain effective written and electronic communication with speakers and volunteers to ensure programs are effectively delivered.
Work directly with Director of Marketing for program marketing and content containment in the NEFA Community.
Oversee other tasks as assigned by the CEO.
Essential Skills for successful candidate
Experience in educational content development for conferences and meetings.
Ability to collaborate and work well together within the organization and externally with volunteers and stakeholders.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Exceptional customer service skills with a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure success.
Possess skills in determining priorities, developing realistic timelines, using available resources, developing plans to assure the achievement of objectives, and allocating time and resources effectively.
Ability to prioritize and effectively manage time while working independently.
Display effective critical thinking and critical thinking skills independently as well as in collaboration with others.
Remote position and competitive salary. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, national holidays, and Simple IRA company contribution. Some travel required for two annual NEFA conferences and other travel as needed.
Bachelor’s degree required with 5+ years of professional experience.
Experience in the Equipment Finance and Leasing industry required.
Association management experience preferred.
Functional understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, CRM platforms (database) and commonly used platforms for the delivery of virtual education.
The National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) is a national trade association comprised of professionals serving the equipment leasing and finance. Our member companies are diverse and include independent and bank-owned lessors and funding sources, commercial finance brokers, specialty lenders, and various specialized service/product providers serving the needs of these equipment finance specialists.NEFA's members are highly skilled in their fields and believe that working together to advance the equipment leasing and finance industry is highly important and best achieved by working collectively.