JOB SUMMARY Elevanta, an Atlanta area association management company, has experienced significant growth over the past several months with additional full-service association client groups. This is an exciting time for our company staff as we look to add even more reputable, national brands to our growing independent association management portfolio. Elevanta manages several national franchisee associations who represent their franchise owners from multiple brands (Planet Fitness, Burger King, Buffalo Wild Wings, Qdoba, Supercuts and more). With the addition of recent association management clients, we are looking for an experienced association leader to join our team! The Association Manager (possible Executive Director position for some clients) is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of their assigned association(s) and requires comprehensive knowledge of the association industry. The position is located in our Kennesaw, GA office in a casual, team-oriented and friendly environment.
JOB DUTIES • Serve as primary representative of the association to Executive Teams, Boards of Directors, members and external service providers, such as outside legal counsel, to create positive partnerships and outcomes for the associations • Implements directives and goals of Executive Teams, Boards of Directors and associations’ committees • Ensure compliance with Board and association policies and develops new policies as appropriate • Manage annual new Board member orientations • Draft columns on behalf of Association Chair/President for quarterly publications • Oversee association specific education programs • Coordinate membership survey process with outside third party vendor • Oversee and coordinate (via Elevanta team) Annual Summits, conventions and Annual Meetings • Coordinate all Executive Team and Board conference calls and quarterly Board meetings • Manage associations’ annual dues and membership renewal processes • Follow up with member associations and individual franchisees to encourage membership participation • Oversee the financial health of Associations working in collaboration with Elevanta CEO and Elevanta finance department on annual budgets and monthly analysis of associations’ financial results • Assure organizations’ goals are accomplished within budget • Strategic development of new business programs/opportunities to meet the needs of membership • Develop and maintain business partner relationships • Monitor legal aspects of Associations and interface with legal counsel • Negotiate and review various contracts and legal agreements • Provide support for the Chair/President, Boards of Directors, Executive Committees, and Committee Chairs to help them fulfill their duties| • Perform duties as assigned by the Elevanta CEO and serves as key leader on Elevanta's internal management team.
Mid-management level association management experience, preferably in the franchise or hospitality industry
Heart for servant leadership
Passion for life-long learning! Associations and our clients have business models that change and evolve on a regular basis. Must be able to adapt and increase knowledge base to provide top-notch executive leadership to clients
Bachelor’s degree in related field at minimum
Minimum of seven years association or applicable business management experience
Strong business acumen with a broad understanding of financial management, association management, convention management and Board governance
Ability to build strong relationships with volunteer leaders
Understanding of the basics of franchise law and the franchising model
Ability to travel
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Elevanta offers a competitive benefits program including Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurance as well as a 401(k) program.
Elevanta is a dynamic association management and professional services firm providing a suite of solutions for business owners and associations, including health and P&C insurance, employer services, association management, convention planning and government relations. More information can be found at www.elevanta.com or LinkedIn under Elevanta.