Design, implement and sell industry suppliers exhibit, sponsorship, and integrated media programs.
Develop and sell industry suppliers revenue-generating partnerships in education, thought-leadership and other strategic areas that support the mission of the association, in collaboration with the association program leads.
Collaborate with the executive director, program leads, and association colleagues to co-create and fulfill the industry program, aligned with association priorities and goals.
Develop and track the department’s revenue budget, forecasts, and performance metrics.
Perform research to ensure strategic effectiveness and growth in new industry prospects, with a special emphasis on developing high value-exchange alliances.
Maintain an aggressive schedule of contacts with industry representatives, keep detailed records of solicitation activities in client databases, and interpret corporate interests to client constituencies.
Create and deliver sales presentations, prepare sponsorship and partnership proposals, manage proposal submissions, and monitor proposal deadlines.
Communicate effectively with industry sponsors and partners through face-to-face solicitation and stewardship meetings, as well as ongoing and strategic written and e-communication strategies.
Plan and support execution of targeted events across the year.
Business operations, including drive for results, organizational excellence, critical thinking and financial management.
Interpersonal effectiveness, including developing and maintaining relationships of trust, collaboration and partnerships.
People practices, including setting expectations and goals for self and colleagues, monitoring progress, providing and seeking feedback, empowering others, and recognizing high performance.
Value creation, including strategic agility, vision and creativity, driving change, operating in an ambiguous environment of evolving business needs.
Communication, including excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Curiosity, sense of humor, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Demonstrated success in corporate partnerships, sponsorship, individual/major gift solicitation, and annual campaign management experience.
Minimum of 5-7 years sales experience at a non-profit organization, association, or related organization required.
Disciplined self-starter who regularly exceeds goals.
Computer literacy required (Microsoft Office) and database familiarity.
Ability to travel.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter with salary requirements and resume. Candidates must be located in Chicago.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.
MCI USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About MCI USA
MCI USA’s Association Management & Consulting business unit (formerly Coulter) is one of fewer than 10 companies worldwide that earned dual Charter Accreditation from the Association Management Company Institute (AMCi), and the American Society of Association Executives.
For more than 25 years we have accepted the challenge of transforming its high-profile national and international nonprofit clients from good to great.
From increasing membership, conference attendees and sponsorship revenues to driving digital innovation or simply finding answers to an operational challenge, our experts can help you meet key long- and short-term objectives.
We tailor our solutions to your specific challenges and opportunities, researching new market opportunities and designing business and product strategies to help you gain entry into new markets and grow sustainably.
Partnering with offices in 60+ cities around the globe, our association teams are constantly identifying, developing and sharing solutions to help you tackle the global trends affecting associations.
Our research helps you to stay ahead of the game, ensuring that your value proposition is unique, meets the concrete needs of current and potential members and advances your association's mission.