Job Postings

Posted January 15, 2020 by Ms. Nicole Duvall

Reporting to the Vice President of Membership and Communications, the Chapter Relations Manager is responsible for ensuring Chapters play an integral role in the growth and maturation of AFSA and in delivering AFSA’s mission. AFSA supports Chapters through various programs to create strong and vibrant Chapters to further local fire sprinkler contractor initiatives.

  • Serve as primary point of contact for Chapter Executives and leaders; provide exceptional customer service
  • Develop strong working relationships with Chapter Executives and leaders and ensure these stakeholders are committed to AFSA national goals
  • Proactively identify Chapter needs and advocate for Chapters within AFSA
  • Work closely with the Member Relations Specialist to support membership recruitment and retention via Chapters; assist with and collaborate on recruitment and renewal outreach
  • Provide Chapter leaders and Chapter Executives with resources needed to succeed; hold regular Chapter development conference calls; produce a monthly Chapter leader newsletter; identify and recommend, as budget, allows professional development opportunities for Chapter Executives
  • Assess Chapter growth opportunities; oversee the Chapter establishment process including working with a third-party vendor to ensure incorporation documents fully executed
  • Optimize AFSA’s Chapter program including developing struggling Chapters through an action plan; monitoring annual program compliance; documenting and communicating program details; ensure compliance with AFSA chapter and affiliate requirements
  • Identify one-third of AFSA Chapters for annual visits; prioritize travel based on needs; recommend attendance at select Chapter events to other AFSA staff members; develop annual travel plan according to budgetary guidelines
  • Plan and implement an effective and successful Chapter Leadership Conference(s)
  • Manage and administer the Chapter Grant program and administer all Chapter reimbursement programs with full transparency, effective communications and according to deadlines; assist leaders with forecasting appropriate Chapter Grant requests
  • Write and produce the Chapter Operations Manual and other Chapter related materials
  • Develop an annual budget for Chapter activities; monitor financial performance
  • Advise Chapters on staffing models and provide guidance and assistance with recruiting staff for Chapters
  • Manage the content and resources on the Chapter Resource page on the AFSA website including Chapter maps
  • Work with marketing and communications staff to provide marketing tools to Chapters and to promote Chapter activities through official channels
  • Produce annual reports about Chapter activity
  • Ensure accurate Chapter Executive and Chapter Officer contact information is up-to-date and readily available to members, leaders and staff via various systems
  • Participate in cross-functional teams as assigned
  • Serve as staff liaison to assigned committees and groups
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Travel to AFSA national convention, Chapter events and meetings, AFSA Committee meetings as assigned as well as industry events as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • CAE preferred

  • Five years’ experience working with Components/Chapters at a national nonprofit association
  • At least two years’ experience preparing budgets and monitoring financial performance

    Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills—Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Detail oriented; experience with project management
  • Ability to manage webpages in a content management system
  • Tech-savvy


  • Excellent people skills
  • Exercises sound professional judgment
  • Recommends solutions
  • Displays a positive attitude

To Apply:
This position is slated to begin immediately following conclusion of successful search. Please provide the following items in PDF form by Monday, February 17, 2020 to:

  • A cover letter detailing your experience and why you would like to play a key role in advancing the mission of AFSA in the years ahead. Please include your salary requirement and ability to relocate if not already located in the Dallas area.
  • A resume, which includes your education, professional experience, achievements, and organizational involvement.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

Posted November 26, 2019 by MANAGER Manager
At the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), we’re helping shape a safer future. Our team helps members succeed through education and support to create innovative solutions to help their businesses thrive and make their operations more efficient. We are passionate about saving lives and property. 
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AFSA was organized in 1981 to provide merit shop fire sprinkler contractors with training, consulting, communication, representation and other services--all of which have expanded and continue to grow. Membership is open to contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, designers, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs). 
Our Manager, Engineering & Technical Services uses his/her considerable knowledge and vast experience in the fire sprinkler industry to support AFSA members, who rely on this individual to assist them in successfully carrying out their work. We are seeking a talented professional who wants to be part of an innovative, growing technical team serving fire sprinkler companies and individuals in the United States and throughout the world.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with managing on-site day-to-day operations.
  • Provides verbal and written informal interpretations for AFSA members; reviews others’ work for technical accuracy.
  • Instructs Design School and other training programs offered through the AFSA Technical Services Department.
  • Creates content for new educational programs, and updates content, such as with eCampus, to ensure accuracy and relevancy of material being presented. Works collaboratively with other Subject Matter Experts, as needed.
  • Presents seminars and webinars on various topics.
  • Answers technical questions from AFSA members and staff.
  • Drafts articles and provides information for AFSA publications, including digital media.
  • Serves on committees and panels, including NFPA technical committees.
  • Possesses functional knowledge of building codes and industry standards. Assists with editing/writing specifications; provides input on standards, as requested.
  • Prepares and presents technical reports.
  • Promotes AFSA and interfaces with educational institutions that have Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology programs.
  • Enhances AFSA’s reputation and the fire sprinkler industry as a whole through performance of job responsibilities. Reflects Association’s values at all times, including promotion of open shop, merit-based fire sprinkler contractors.
  • Updates job knowledge and technical expertise by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, participating in technical organizations, and obtaining certifications in area of expertise.


Key Competencies & Skills:

  • Performs high-quality work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Capable of performing management functions, as directed.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Mathematical aptitude; engineering calculation and simulation software desirable.
  • Prioritizes tasks and meet deadlines through effective time management.
  • Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills.
  • Member service-oriented; passionate about helping members succeed.
  • Computer-proficient (Microsoft Office Suite; fire modeling and other advanced software desirable).
  • Commitment to excellence and professionalism.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering *
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) preferred but not required.
  • NICET Level III or IV certification preferred but not required.
  • Requires minimum of 5 years as an engineer (OR a minimum of 10+ years’ direct-related work experience). Experience working with local AHJs is highly desirable.

*Relevant experience equivalent to that typically taught in a 4+-year program may be considered in lieu of a degree.


Working Conditions:

AFSA Headquarters is a professional office located in Dallas, Texas. This position requires the individual to be based on-site at our Dallas HQ.

Some travel required, mostly domestic U.S.

Salary & Benefits:

A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with education, skills, and experience. A generous benefits package will also be provided.  


To Apply:

This position is slated to begin immediately following conclusion of successful search.

Please provide the following items in PDF form by Monday, March 2, 2020 to:

  • A cover letter detailing your experience and why you would like to play a key role in advancing the mission of AFSA in the years ahead. Please include your salary requirement and ability to relocate if not already located in the Dallas area.
  • A resume, which includes your education, professional experience, achievements, and organizational involvement.

AFSA is proud to be an EEO employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.