Direct Selling Association, a Washington, DC-based trade association, is seeking a Meetings & Membership Assistant.
The Assistant supports our meetings, member services, and maintains our membership database, including invoicing. You will also review hotel contracts, code bills, prepare seminar rooms, assist in general meeting planning, communicate with hotels, and coordinate with speakers.
This position assists with a wide variety of administrative tasks.
The Assistant will attend our events in various venues across the US on 5 – 10 occasions per year.
A successful candidate will be highly efficient, self-motivated, clear written and verbal communication skills, and be highly organized.
During the probationary employment period, work will be on site in our office at 17th and K Streets in Washington, DC. The position will be fully remote once the probationary period is over.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
2-4 years of relevant professional experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Great attention to detail
Previous experience in meeting planning or trade association a plus
BA preferred, at least 2 years of administrative experience, database experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong customer service skills.
For more than a century, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) has served as the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to independent sellers to market and sell products and services, typically outside of a fixed retail establishment. In 2020, direct selling took place across the United States, generating $40.1 billion in retail sales and 7.7 million entrepreneurs in the U.S. sold products or services through the direct selling channel, providing a personalized buying experience for 41.6 million preferred customers and discount buyers.