The Self Storage Association is seeking an enthusiastic meetings professional who enjoys a team atmosphere and the excitement of an active, national agenda. The ideal candidate will provide broad, essential support to SSA’s SVP, Meetings for all areas of conference, trade show and vendor activities.
The Self Storage Association manages a substantial direct member base with several national events, as well as trade conferences for nearly twenty state associations. Reporting directly to SSA’s SVP Meetings, this highly organized individual will manage elements of sponsor fulfillment, lodging and conference space, contractor administration, as well as staff and board arrangements.
Manage all aspects of conferences, meetings, and events (pre-planning, onsite execution, and post event wrap up); approximately 14 events each year.
Coordinate RFP and vetting process for future events, including onsite visits and assessment.
Coordinate broad variety of vendor member activities from exhibit hall planning, to marketing, contracting, booth assignment and fulfillment of trade show. Ensure associated deliverables are professional and appropriately reflect SSA standards.
Coordinate pre- and onsite communications needs and act as central contact for exhibitor information and intermediary for registration and registration contractor(s).
Develop meeting specifications including banquet event orders, audio visual requirements and work plans including timelines.
Implement contingency plans as needed onsite; troubleshoot and solve onsite problems seamlessly
Collaborate with Marketing team to develop an innovative atmosphere that is unique and within approved budget.
Work with Marketing & Communications team to fulfill sponsor benefits pre-event, onsite and post-event (e.g. recognition on signage, sourcing sponsor fulfillment items, ads in the Journal)
About SELF STORAGE ASSOCIATION INC
The Self Storage Association (SSA) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization formed in 1975 under Section 501-c-6 of the Internal Revenue Code. For more than 38 years the Association has served as the official trade organization and voice of the U.S. and international self storage industry. SSA is the registered lobbying entity representing the industry’s 50,000 facilities before the U.S. Congress and federal departments and agencies. The association is also quite active in representation of the industry before state legislative and regulatory bodies. The national SSA is formally affiliated with some 38 state and regional associations within the United States. And with 8 international organizations representing another 12,000 self storage facilities situated in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America and South America.