Membership and Marketing Coordinator - Labor and Employment Relations Association, School of Labor

Champaign, IL
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Membership and Marketing Coordinator
Labor and Employment Relations Association
School of Labor & Employment Relations

Primary Position Function/Summary: Provide high-level management support to support the day-to-day activities of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Assist the Executive Director in providing overall direction and administration of the Association.
    a) Provide staff support in the absence of the Director.
    b) Provide advice regarding administrative procedures and policies and new initiatives.
    c) Represent the Association at meetings and other functions.
  2. Serve as a liaison to LERA component communities including LERA Industry Councils and Interest Sections, creating the relationships necessary to ensure the leaders in each industry (Airline, Automobile, Public Sector, Construction, etc.) are represented and that the leaders of various professional categories (HR Directors, Arbitrators, Mediators, Labor Attorneys, etc.) are represented in our sections. Network with other LERA Communities including 40 local LERA chapter and their officers, LERA social media groups, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and dedicated LERA listservs. Provide support to each area, and oversee development of members in each area and produce social media content. Responsible to reach out to LERA Chapters, assess where support is needed, and provide them with assistance for online membership management, online event registration, communications with their respective groups, etc.
  3. Plan and oversee annual programs and special projects including association meetings, the publishing of association publications, and membership services and promotional efforts.
  4. Assist Director in all aspects of meeting and event planning coordination, including allocating program budget, meeting with hotel representatives, liaising with program committees to set the program and determine timeline of work and create the profit and loss guidelines (setting budget and prices based on projected participation/funding/needs), communicate with program speakers, planning the marketing of LERA events (in terms of both registration and participation from speakers, chairs, presenters, and discussants), and overseeing online/on-site registration for LERA events, revenue reporting to the board.
  5. Work with the managing editor to coordinate production of the LERA Perspectives on Work magazine, the annual LERA Research Volume scholarly book, the LERA Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, the monthly LERA e-Bulletin, and the LERA Labor and Employment Law News quarterly publication. Work with a team of copy-editors, graphic designers, authors, proofreaders, and layout designers to produce these publications, on-budget, and on-schedule.
  6. Ensure that contributions and membership receipts are processed in a timely manner, and oversee staff to ensure financial transactions are processed, even during periods of peak activity.
  7. Work with the Development Committee to oversee relationships and activity necessary to procure endowments, support final gifting, develop and promote annual fund drives, and many other development activities. Work with team to create promotional materials, write letters, and organize a timeline of activities that ensures steady contact and best utilizes LERA resources.
  8. Oversee the maintenance and accurate reporting of the Association's websites, listservs, blogs, and databases including those associated with the unit's various programs.
  9. Originate and prepare routine and special reports and studies used to plan and assess success of the Association's programs and activities.
  10. Orchestrate administrative support and general management for the unit or program and participate in long-range planning and goal-setting activities with the Executive Director and Board.
  11. May direct the day-to-day operational requirements of the unit or program, including overseeing various functions under the jurisdiction of the Executive Director, such as development, public relations, finance, budgeting, and staffing matters. May supervise other staff.
  12. Responsibilities require exercising initiative, discretion, and project management skills. Must understand the politically neutral environment of our 501c3 organization, and the professionally neutral environment of our specific field.
  13. Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree or higher in business, association management, communications, English, economics, journalism, marketing, science, or related fields.

Required: Minimum two years of experience in administration with a minimum of one year communications background preferred. Training or experience with MemberClicks, WildApricot, and WordPress.

Training, Licenses or Certifications:
Preferred: Job requires travel two to three times per year for up to a week to coordinate the association's conferences; typically those times fall in May/June and in late December/early January (though conference dates are subject to change from year to year).

Knowledge Requirements:
Required: Working knowledge of Labor and Employment Relations as a field. Must know how to work with data and complete a mail merge, quickly, efficiently, and accurately. Proficient with MS Office applications including Access, Word, Outlook, Excel with willingness to learn more. Familiarity with MemberClicks, WYSIWYG editors and website maintenance is necessary. Familiarity with Adobe CS4, QuickBooks Pro, WildApricot, and OJC/OJS software is very helpful, as is social media know-how.

Preferred: Responsibilities require exercising initiative, discretion, independent judgment, and project management. Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage staff and work efficiently and productively both inside and outside the University.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.


Pease create your candidate profile at and upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by the April 26, 2017. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Emily Smith,, (217) 244-5419. You may also visit for additional information.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Organization Name: ILIR Research
College Name or Administrative Unit: School of Labor and Employment Relations
Category: Academic Professional
Open Date: 04/12/2017
Close Date: 04/26/2017


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