Association Membership & Events Coordinator

Website National Housing and Rehabilitation Association

Are you a trade association management professional looking to grow in a mutually supportive team environment? Are you motivated by working in mission-driven topical areas like affordable housing and community development? We are looking for a versatile, self-starting, creative individual to help manage events, programs, communications and member services. This is an opportunity to develop skills in all aspects of organizational management.

We are an association management company that has been in business in the Dupont Circle area for 40 years. We are a team of fifteen people who work hard, have fun, and achieve success. Our clients love us. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a congenial environment and travel opportunities (when safe). This position will primarily support the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, a leading association for affordable housing professionals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Producing member and events communications & managing member and prospective customer inquiries
  • Assisting in decisions for in person, virtual or hybrid events based on public health guidelines and member desires
  • Coordinating logistics with attendees, sponsors, and panelists for in-person conferences, virtual events and webinars
  • Performing conference logistics functions including conference registration management, event website upkeep, event budgeting & tracking, name badge management and shipping logistics to event venues
  • Coordinating with event vendors and hospitality venues on conference catering and AV
    Maintaining event continuing education certifications and association learning management system (LMS)
  • Traveling to and staffing events
  • Assisting executive team in the identification of hotels, conference centers, and restaurants for future events
  • Significant opportunities to expand and grow portfolio and responsibilities over time

Our ideal candidate will bring the following qualifications and experience:

  • 4+ years of professional work experience, ideally at a trade-association or non-profit environment where you wear many hats
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong detail-oriented aptitude; a high degree of accuracy is required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate level skills using MS Office Suite including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with html, graphic design, video production, association management software and/or webinar platforms a plus
  • Experience with event planning management software
  • Ability to learn new processes, software and technical systems quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and proactively problem solve
  • Capable of operating independently, recognizing when consultation is required
  • Demonstrated team player with solid interpersonal skills and a positive professional attitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, proofreading skills a plus\
  • Event planning/management experience required
  • Ability to travel for a few days at a time, several times a year

Sound like you? Then let’s chat! We’ll be happy to tell you more about our culture, our associations and the benefits & perks of working with us, such as: employee medical coverage, 401(k) and profit sharing, hybrid work with 2-3 days in the office and a collaborative environment.

Here’s how you can apply:
Send us your resume and a cover letter that describes your experience and why you’re excited about this role to Shelly van Schalkwyk at

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