Would you like to be a part of the industry that helps protect people’s lives and property? Are you a self-driven, can-do individual who is always looking for positive ways to contribute?
The Monitoring Association (TMA), an entrepreneurial small-staff trade association representing the professional security monitoring industry, seeks an enthusiastic, hands-on, detail-oriented Director of Meetings. TMA is currently working in a primarily remote, hybrid environment, with an expectation of being in-person periodically at our McLean/Tysons Corner, Virginia office.
We are a small team of dedicated professionals working to support a technology-centric, public-safety-connected industry.
The Director of Meetings and Conventions is responsible for all aspects of a wide range of meetings from contracting to final invoice review.
S/he is the primary individual on meetings, working with other departments (marketing, membership, education, and programs) to produce successful meetings ranging from education-based meetings for mid-level management to high-end education/net-working events for C-Suite Executives. Meeting attendance run between 25 to 300 people.
How will you spend your time?
Contracting, budgeting, planning, and promoting meetings and events, including, but not limited to:
Quarterly meetings for a lobbying division
Long-range Planning Meeting (currently virtual)
Mid-Year Meeting (currently virtual)
Receptions and dinners for related public safety organizations
TMA Booths in trade shows
Developing and coordinating sponsorship programs for meetings and selling sponsorships
Working with outside vendors including hotel contracting, audio visual companies, DMCs, transportation companies, florists, and trade show vendors
Writing letters of invitation and promo copy
Tracking registration numbers and room blocks
Assisting with awards programs by ordering awards and assisting with presentations
Coordinating staff travel plans
Handling packing and shipping for all meetings, events and shows
Serving as the staff liaison for the FirstNet Certification Program
Performing other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate:
Enjoys working in a small, congenial, fast-paced setting where everyone “pitches in” at all levels and expectations are high.
Has a bachelor’s degree.
Has a minimum of 5 years of experience and a documented track record in all aspects of meeting planning, including contracting, budgeting, writing specs, reviewing BEOS, guarantees, invoice review, and working with hotel staff and outside vendors.
Can multi-task on multiple events.
Has a broad understanding of the association environment and of effective marketing and communications practices.
Has a strong work-ethic and is comfortable working with minimal supervision on a wide variety of tasks.
Exercises sound judgment/problem solving when issues arise.
Can do a moderate amount of travel to association events and trade shows.
TMA is currently working in a primarily remote, hybrid environment, with an expectation of being in-person periodically at our McLean, Virginia office.
To apply for the Director of Meetings and Conventions position at TMA:
Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirement to Celia Besore, CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “TMA Director of Meetings and Conventions” in the subject line.
The Monitoring Association (TMA), formerly the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), is an international non-profit trade association that represents the professional monitoring industry, including those listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as UL, FM Global, or Intertek/ETL, as well as unlisted companies, integrators, and providers of products and services to the industry. Incorporated in 1950, TMA represents its members before Congress and regulatory agencies and public safety organizations on the local, state and federal levels.