This position is responsible for the marketing of the CSDA Business Affiliates program, including recruiting new business members and retention of current members.
Work collaboratively with the Business Affiliates, developing relationships and facilitating mutually beneficial opportunities
Recruit and work with Business Affiliates and potential Business Affiliates to maximize exhibiting, sponsorship, advertising, and membership revenues to the association
Work with Member Services and Publications Directors to update and promote exhibitor/sponsor/advertiser materials offering a full range of marketing opportunities for vendors and suppliers
Take responsibility for ensuring Business Affiliate fulfillment and investment satisfaction
Regular and Associate Membership Recruitment
This position serves as lead for Regular and Associate member recruitment efforts in coordination with the Member Services Director.
Identify and target non-members for recruitment
Promote and manage annual Trial Membership program and other campaigns
Utilize available data to customize marketing and sales approaches based on target audiences
Connect with potential members in-person through site visits (state-wide travel)
Support data integrity efforts by gathering and entering accurate information on prospective district members
Take responsibility for on-boarding process for new members
In coordination with Public Affairs Field Coordinators, attend and present at local/regional/chapter meetings in efforts to increase participation in CSDA
Grow Non-Dues Revenues & Partnerships
Work with the Member Services Director in development of new partnerships, programs, and benefits designed to add value to district membership in CSDA as well as increase non-dues revenues received by the association
Develop marketing campaigns to educate district members about special programs and benefits and encourage their participation
Assist with California Special Districts Alliance marketing opportunities
Support retention efforts in coordination with Member Services Director and Senior Member Services Specialist.
Perform other duties as requested.
Experience in developing and implementing creative marketing strategies and plans
Strong project management, planning and organizational skills
Collaborative approach and respectful relationship style
Exceptional communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
Strong people and relationship building skills
Ability to travel locally and statewide regularly
Computer skills: database management, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Positive attitude and ability to manage multiple projects
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in communications, marketing or related field is highly desirable. Non-profit marketing, program development and customer service experience a plus. Some understanding of local government needs is also desirable.
Additional Salary Information: •Reimbursement for travel and business-related expenses, as per CSDA policy.
•Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays and other benefits, as described in the CSDA Policy Manual.
•Health, vision and dental benefits, following qualification thereof, as outlined in the CSDA Policy Manual.
•Flexible Benefit Plan offered, including a medical flexible spending account (FSA).
•Participation in CalPERS.
About California Special Districts Association
The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is a 501c(6), not-for-profit association that was formed in 1969 to promote good governance and improved core local services through professional development, advocacy, and other services for all types of independent special districts.
For over 40 years, CSDA has been offering its members cost-efficient programs and representation at the State Capitol and boasts a membership of over 1,000 organizations throughout California. We are the only statewide association representing all types of independent special districts including irrigation, water, park and recreation, cemetery, fire, police protection, library, utility, harbor, healthcare and community services districts…just to name a few.
CSDA provides education and training, insurance programs, legal advice, industry-wide litigation and public relations support, legislative advocacy, capital improvement and equipment funding, collateral design services, and, most importantly, current information that is crucial to a special districts management and operational effectiveness.