The Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives is in search of an Executive Director.
Who are we?
The Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives (MASAE) is a regional association of professionals who manage trade, professional, educational, technical, and business associations, societies, and non-profit organizations. Our member associations come from a wide range of industries, both local, state, and international.
The Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Professionals was formed from the merger of NJSAE and DVSAE in January 2010.
What is our mission?
MASAE is an organization of individuals who work within and for the association community. MASAE seeks to enhance its members’ knowledge and job performance abilities to the highest level through peer-to-peer interaction, quality education and events.
Who are our members?
Our members include association and nonprofit professionals like you, as well as suppliers and vendors that service our industry. MASAE members work in a variety of roles from chief staff executives and executive directors to department heads and staff members of a wide range of departments including finance, human resources, marketing, membership and meeting planning.
MASAE supplier and vendor members (our affiliate membership category) including hotel and city sales representatives, publishers, consultants and others commitment to helping associations and nonprofit membership organizations support their constituents at the highest levels.
Relationships to Other Organizations
American Society of Association Executives – ASAE is the national society serving our industry. We are not directly related to ASAE, however we do participate in SAE programs provided by ASAE for regional SAE Groups.
Summary of Association Status/Concerns
Membership – MASAE’s primary membership are association professionals. Members may join individually or through a corporate membership, where a company or association pays for a block of memberships to be provided to it’s employees. Associate Members of the organization are companies or entities that provide services to the industry. Membership has shown a decline over the previous years with most of membership coming from the regions association management companies.
Meetings and Events - Annual Conference and Exposition – Typically attracts 200 attendees, including exhibitors of about 30 booths. The event includes keynote/plenary speakers and 2 tracks of education. The event is typically held in early December in Atlantic City over 1.5 days.
Mid-Year Meeting – A meeting in the Philadelphia or Northern NJ regions attracting 30-50 attendees. It features keynote and breakout sessions. 5 exhibit table tops displays. Held in the Summer months.
Pace Magazine – A printed magazine that MASAE contributes original content towards. Mailed quarterly.
NewsBrief – a SmartBrief product that is emailed monthly and features mostly curated content and some original content.
Bottom Line Briefing – an emailed newsletter with no MASAE involvement.
Government/Legislative Issues – None
The MASASE Board of Directors recently underwent a strategic planning session that resulted in the following job scope potential candidates should consider. This places emphasis on the areas we find most important to our future over the next several years.
Administration of the Organization – 80%
Provide a phone line, email and voicemail
Receiving and respond to phone, mail and email
Meeting planning including, but not limited to
Hotel and other event contracts
Invitations and registration
Webinar scheduling and speaker sourcing
AV and F&B Management
Financial management including, but not limited to
Sponsorship solicitation and invoicing
Requests for proposals for services
Member dues solicitation and collection
Digital presence including, but not limited to
Member Services including, but not limited to
Member retention and new member onboarding
New member recruitment
Assuring the integrity of data in the association management system
Committee & Board Services including, but not limited to
Onboarding committee chairs
Taking and distributing minutes
Assuring committee chairs are aware of the work of other committees
Marketing for events and member recruitment
Maintaining documentation for, and executing against, standard operating procedures
Monthly reporting on key metrics defined by the Board
Strategy Execution – 20%
Tracking progress against, and recommending opportunities to advance, the goals put forth by the Board.
Developing and executing against business plans for continuing or new initiatives.
Developing and delivering against a strategy to increase both memberships and conference sponsorships.
Monitoring trends among the state SAEs and regularly report those trends to the Board.
Information Requested of the Potential Candidates:
A resume/work history.
A description of how you have served similar sized organizations.
An indication of how you will support our requested scope.
A description of how you can can impact our success in financial stability and membership growth.
References from other assocaitions/AMCs your have worked with.
MASAE is exploring options to hire an Executive Director or to contract with an AMC to provide management services. If you are with an Association Management Company and would like a copy of our RFP please respond to this opening with that request.