The National Glass Association (NGA) is looking to expand its Education and Training Team with an Educational Programming Manager.
NGA is the largest and most influential trade association serving the architectural glass and aluminum, and window and door industries. As Educational Programming Manager, you will help shape the future of NGA’s education and training initiatives by creating effective live and virtual learning experiences for our customers and members. This role focuses on content analysis and design for conference presentations and breakouts, NGA-sponsored webinars, live and virtual workshops and other educational events and initiatives. You must be highly organized, with exceptional communication skills and an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Note, NGA is looking for someone with extremely strong, demonstrated learning event design experience and skills, with an instructional design or adult education background. This is NOT an event planner or meeting logistics role.
This role can be remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S., but candidates located along the Front Range of Colorado (Denver, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, etc.) are highly preferred. Those candidates located in Northern Virginia will work from the NGA office in Vienna, VA.
NGA offers a full benefits package, generous paid time off, excellent work-life balance and a challenging, growth-oriented environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Learning Design and Development:
Through interaction with NGA members and the industry at large, conducts effective needs analysis to identify educational content for NGA events that’s aligned with industry goals and objectives.
Leads and participates in planning teams and committees to design valuable and relevant educational programming for live and virtual events.
Utilizes adult learning principles to ensure educational programming is instructionally sound and effective.
Works with speakers to analyze and logically organize information and transform it into professionally designed, high-quality and effective live or virtual learning events.
Coaches individual speakers and subject matter experts to prepare them to effectively facilitate training and educational events.
Serves as on-site speaker host and contact during events.
Coordinates with event planning team to communicate event logistics and information to speakers.
Develops post-event assessments and surveys that accurately measure learning and participant satisfaction.
Conducts reviews of educational events for instructional quality.
Actively stays current and applies the use of best practices, adult learning principles and standards from the learning/training industry.
Communicates and reports on status and progress of projects to leadership and stakeholders.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Master’s degree in Adult Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, etc. preferred.
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in learning design and/or educational event design.
Skills and Qualifications:
Training and educational programming experience required.
Instructional design experience required.
Extensive knowledge of adult learning principles.
Ability to develop ongoing trusted relationships with industry subject matter experts.
Project management experience preferred.
Exceptional job/task analysis, design and writing skills.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Superior time-management and communication skills.
Must be self-motivated, have excellent communication and relational skills and work collaboratively.
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Ability to travel to onsite events/conferences and headquarters in Vienna, VA (if remote) (15 - 25%).
NGA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About National Glass Association
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association (NGA), www.glass.org, combined with the Glass Association of North America (GANA), www.glasswebsite.com on February 1, 2018 to form the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and metals industry supply chain, including glazing contractors, full-service glass companies, glass fabricators, primary glass manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. It is a technical powerhouse that brings some of the best minds to the table to create technical resources and promote and advocate for glass in buildings. NGA’s education and training resources—both in print and online at MyGlassClass.com—and its official publications Glass Magazine and Window & Door, keep the industry knowledgeable and well informed. NGA also produces the industry’s largest annual tradeshow in the Americas, GlassBuild America, and hosts these events: Annual Conference, Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, Glass Conference, Glazing Executives Forum, and GPAD (Glass Processing Automation Days).