Job Postings

Posted March 27, 2019 by Ms. Nicole Duvall

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) seeks an Education Specialist to work closely with industry experts and association staff in the creation of training materials for fire protection contractors. This valued team member applies critical thinking to connect learning objectives with training deliverables, uses creativity to construct dynamic presentations and communications, and coordinates with multiple internal departments to achieve overall organizational goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Advance development of education projects through established milestones and ensure these are communicated to stakeholders
  • Course build (through collaboration with SME to include outline, description, learning objectives, content, and assessments) design, and maintenance of on-demand and live training offerings, including maintenance of master files
  • Effectively applies learner feedback to the overall update and enhancement of education programming
  • Presentation updates of live webinar content to maintain a consistent appearance of all published content
  • Design and maintenance of live seminar content (PowerPoint presentations, supplemental handouts, etc.)
  • Collaborates with Subject Matter Experts and Technical Services to produce quality training presentations, manuals, and assessments for AFSA training programs.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Reliability - Being dependable and trustworthy; maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Organized - Being organized and/or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Diversity-oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Detail-oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education: Associate or bachelor’s degree required and/or minimum of two years of education-related work experience.

Experience: Minimum of two years of education-related work experience. Minimum of one-year project management experience desired; technical writing a plus.

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Reasonable Accommodations

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.

Send cover letter, including salary expectations, along with a resume by April 25, 2019 at resume@firesprinkler.org.

Posted March 26, 2019 by Ms. Nicole Duvall

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is seeking a highly-organized, detail-oriented professional with strong writing and computer skills to provide full-time administrative and office support as a valued part of a dedicated team, committed to achieving goals through quality work, high standards and integrity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide administrative support to busy President & CEO, including work with Board, committees, members, and staff (some travel required)
  • Schedule and set-up logistics for meetings (in-person and virtual Internet-based)
  • Take minutes during meetings; draft minutes for review by President & CEO and disseminate to participants; file upon approval, pursuant to policy
  • Answer phones and manage reception/” front desk” responsibilities
  • Maintain intra-office and website calendars
  • Handle incoming/outgoing mail, including maintaining check log and other related paperwork
  • Assist with processing invoices to be paid and check requests
  • Maintenance and utilization of database, including vendor network
  • Create and maintain rosters including email groups and electronic portal access
  • Help prepare and pack materials for events, as needed
  • Organize and maintain files in accordance with records and retention policy
  • Assist with organization and indexing of technical interpretations’ library
  • Purchase office supplies, including food/beverages
  • General care of office and assist with other administrative tasks, as requested

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Reliability - Being dependable and trustworthy; maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Organized - Being organized and/or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Diversity-oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Detail-oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education:       Bachelor’s degree preferred; an Associate’s degree may be considered with commensurate experience.

Experience:     Minimum of two years, preferably in a professional office environment.

Computer Skills:          Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

 

Send cover letter, including hourly rate expectation, along with resume by April 15, 2019 to: dhenry@gnapartners.com or apply directly at https://bit.ly/2Or1Qc4.

Posted February 19, 2019 by Mr. Joshua Fisher

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is always on the look-out for fire sprinkler industry and association professionals who are interested in serving as part-time executive directors for our regional chapters throughout the United States and Canada.


The AFSA is a non-profit, trade association representing merit shop fire sprinkler contractors, dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems.


AFSA’s national office in Dallas works closely with each chapter throughout the United States and Canada to augment local, grassroots activities with training, consulting, communication, representation and many more services, all of which have expanded over its existence.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Chapter Executive Director works part-time to coordinate activities, increase and maintain membership, and to work with the elected board of each chapter as well as the AFSA national office to promote the merit shop fire sprinkler industry.


The position requires 8-12 hours per week with the potential of 16-20 hours for major event work. The chapter’s primary base of operations is will vary from state to state. Qualified candidates must be able to organize and attend events. The executive director will work independently from a home office.


This position will be responsible for all aspects of chapter management including lunch meetings, annual golf tournament, and other events as determined by chapter leadership. Strong attention to detail, sponsorship generation, and membership development is greatly desired.


Occasional travel within the region and to AFSA national events is expected. This position reports to the chapter chair and the board of directors.

Responsibilities

Board of Directors

  • Communicate weekly with the chair on board issues
  • Communicate with the executive committee and board on regular basis
  • Plan board meetings and related events
  • Develop the board agenda with chair
  • Prepare board packet material for monthly board meetings
  • Coordinate strategic planning with the board
  • Email regular board updates
  • Coordinate monthly meeting with the chair and board
  • Liaison between the board and AFSA national staff
  • Set annual schedule of monthly meetings
  • Schedule speakers for monthly or quarterly meetings
  • Coordinate monthly/quarterly meeting with facility for room and meals
  • Promote monthly meeting with a newsletter/flyer
  • Coordinate monthly meeting with the chair/board

Financial

  • Setup Budget Committee meeting annually to revise budget
  • Review monthly financials with an accountant and/or board
  • Provide monthly financials to the Executive Committee
  • Coordinate annual audit with an accountant
  • Approve all check requests
  • Co-sign or prepare all checks for chair or another designated signer

Training/Events

  • Coordinate training and education with the board
  • Coordinate non-dues revenue events with the board
  • Set annual schedule of training and events
  • Set budget for training and events
  • Promote events with newsletter, flyer, etc.

Development

  • Strategize for local chapter’s growth and development

Public Relations

  • Develop methods for promoting chapter’s work through national industry trade media
  • Develop methods for promoting chapter’s work in local/regional media

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, social media, and web applications is preferred
  • Meeting and event planning experience a plus, but not required
  • Familiarity with all legal aspects of management to include IRS filings, financial reporting, and sales and use tax transactions a plus but not required
  • Sprinkler industry or other construction trade experience a plus, but not required

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kevin D. Korenthal via email: kevink@firesprinkler.org