The Membership Development Manager works closely with APRO staff on methods to build and convey the value of APRO to our potential members and sponsors. This position requires superior organizational skills as it plays a key role in identifying and cultivating new members and sponsors by studying what they need, what they might need, and what we can do to continually increase our value.
The successful Manager is simultaneously curious, creative, engaging, and self-driven. The Manager will also represent APRO at its annual Convention as well as select industry-related conferences in the United States. Most importantly, you are a team player who is energized by working with other ambitious and driven teammates to increase the value we provide our members.
Responsible for researching, and maximizing membership engagement, retention, and recruitment through the successful formation and execution of sales and marketing efforts.
Maintain updated records on sponsor checklists including terms and conditions forms, commitment forms, insurance forms, logos, and other applicable data.
Manage the fulfillment of sponsorship deliverables.
Develops strategic partnerships with sponsors and service providers
Assists with marketing materials aimed at achieving APRO’s business goals and strategic initiatives
Works with Director of Finance to ensure timely billings are accomplished and payments are received.
Attends various industry-related meetings and trade shows to develop personal contacts with potential members and sponsors.
Assists in APRO Convention and Expo.
Bachelor’s degree or 5-10 years experience in related fields (e.g., association management, membership recruitment, sales/marketing).
Superior organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and balance competing priorities; experience in planning multi-step projects and reaching milestones on time without sacrificing accuracy and quality.
Flexibility to travel domestically.
Comfortable working independently, as well as part of a team; proactively collaborate with APRO staff, members and other stakeholders on relevant projects.
Proficient in iMIS or similar Association Management System (AMS) or Customer Relationship Management system (CRM) and Microsoft Office suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc).
Experience using MailChimp or similar email marketing solution is a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Salary $45K-60K, depending on qualifications and experience. Up to 10% travel required.
About Association of Progressive Rental Organizations
The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) is the international voice for the rent-to-own industry founded in 1980. APRO is the nonprofit trade association advocating and representing the rent-to-own industry before the U.S. Congress, Internal Revenue Service, state legislatures, the courts, media and the public.