AAFCS Job Openings

2 Positions Available:

Position Announcement: Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Position will remain open until filled.

DESCRIPTION 

AAFCS is presently seeking candidates for the position of Executive Assistant to the Executive Director that are enthusiastic, energetic, positive with interest in non-profit work in a small association.  This person will build on our strong history of providing support to our members who work to assist individuals, families, and communities in making decisions about their well-being.

The person hired in this position will provide specialized administrative support and executive level assistance to the AAFCS Executive Director.  This person is expected to quickly develop a knowledge of work assignments, organizational structure, database, and administrative procedures.

CHARACTERISTICS FOR SUCCESS

Enthusiastic, positive, and team-oriented:
always willing to lend a hand to a team member and be open to temporarily supporting all association needs.

High discretion and confidentiality:
has access to very intimate corporate information as a result of the work and presence in board meetings.

Excellent communication:
professional-level verbal and written communications skills.

Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Office:
ability to prepare presentations, documents, reports, agendas and more.

Multitasker:
multitasking should come easy.  Position requires working on several projects at the same time.

Organized: d
eadline driven & extremely organized.

Driven and resilient:
demonstrated ability to persevere through unanticipated challenges.

A problem solver:
equally excited about opportunities to help solve small problems and big problems if they serve a larger mission.

Commitment to excellence:
perform duties at the highest level possible on a consistent basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinates the administrative work of the Board of Directors, Leadership Council, Past Presidents Unit and the Alliance for Family and Consumer Sciences.

Maintain accurate and current member listings in the AAFCS database.

Schedule appointments and all phone, Zoom and in-person governance meetings.

Prepare and share agendas and supporting documents for governance meetings.

Ensure that all information is posted in the appropriate AAFCS online forums.  

Manage confidential information pertaining to the Board of Directors, operations, and personnel.

Maintain a calendar for the Executive Director and association. Serves as point of contact for meeting requests and presentations.

Maintain electronic filing system and the central legal file for the AAFCS to include all contracts, board materials, governing documents, minutes, bylaws, articles of incorporation, tax returns, budgets, and personnel records according to established retention guidelines.

Coordinate and manage the delivery of all communications for the Executive Director to include membership milestones, letters of support, awards and recognitions, affiliate management, elections, requests for proposals, partnerships, and development.

Produce the AAFCS annual report.

Prepare for meetings and distribute agendas and supporting materials as requested.

Coordinate shipments to meetings, conferences, and events.

Fulfill requests for the AAFCS store.

Maintain AAFCS inventory of equipment and materials. 

Handle incoming calls for the association.

Other duties as assigned.
  

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND WORK REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Three to five years of Executive Assistant experience.

Willing to work remotely.

Available for some required evening and weekend work.

Willing to travel 2-3 times per year. 

Physical demands: This position is physically demanding and requires the employee to walk unaided, bend, stoop, reach above their head, have use of fine and gross motor skills.  The employee must have normal visual acuity at near and far distance with correction and hear the spoken word.  The employee must be fluent in English.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer.  The employee is frequently required to used hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects, equipment, or boxes. 

BENEFITS:

AAFCS has a competitive benefit program to include health, dental, disability, paid time off, and a retirement plan. 

TO APPLY:

For consideration, send a resume and cover letter w/salary requirement to hr@aafcs.org.  Include in the Subject Line: Your last name and the title of the position for which you are applying.  No phone calls please. 

Position will remain open until filled.  

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). AAFCS is the only association for family and consumer sciences students and professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas. For 112 years, AAFCS has focused its mission on providing leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making more informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. Through research, experiential education, and technology, our members help people develop the essential knowledge and skills to lead better lives, be work and career ready, build strong families, and make meaningful contributions to our communities.   

AAFCS celebrates, embraces, and respects the value of every person. We denounce all expressions of hate, racism, injustice, and discrimination. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice is demonstrated through our work to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. 

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
It is the policy of AAFCS to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons and to prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, family relationship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, genetics, disability, religion, veteran status, parental or family medical leave, or political affiliation, and all other federal, state, and local protected classes.

It is also the policy of AAFCS to take affirmative action to recruit and to employ people of communities of color and other protected groups. Communities of color are defined as African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. The protected groups are those groups of persons who have historically been most disadvantaged by discriminatory practices, including practices formerly sanctioned by law.

The affirmative action and equal opportunity clause of this policy requires that the hire of applicants and treatment during employment occur without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, family relationship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, genetics, disability, religion, veteran status, parental or family medical leave, or political affiliation, and all other federal, state, and local protected classes.

The affirmative action and equal opportunity clause applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, appointment, reappointment, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, compensation, benefits, layoff, and training. Furthermore, the policy applies to all executive, academic, administrative employees, and to full-time, part-time, temporary, probationary, and permanent employees.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). Family and consumer sciences or FCS is the field of study focused on the science and the art of living and working well in our complex world. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.

Position Announcement: Director, Digital Communications and Technology

Position will remain open until filled.

SUMMARY:
 
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is a member organization that is currently seeking a Director, Digital Communications and Technology.  This position is responsible for ensuring that all communications (print and digital) support the member approved strategic plan and will join a team of 8 staff. 


The Director, Digital Communications and Technology will use a combination of creativity, innovation, and practical marketing knowledge to deliver messages and maintain brand recognition for the association and the profession. This position requires technical skills to work with software to create graphics, videos, blog posts, podcasts, journals, and other interactive formats that are in-line with the organizations goals to serve its members and foster stronger engagement. The Director must have the requisite social/digital media skills to ensure that these campaigns are successfully implemented. To this end, a working knowledge of SEO, as well as growth tracking, ROI, web-related data analysis and other metrics is ideal.   

AAFCS a highly collaborative position so excellent teamwork and communication skills are vital; candidates should be comfortable communicating with teammates in other departments, members, program partners and the media.  

The Director, Digital Communications and Technology reports to the Executive Director and will work in various cross-functional settings. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • A bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing or a related field is required.   
  • Professional certification in marketing and or website development is a plus.  
  • A minimum of 5-7 years previous work experience is required. Experience with a nonprofit association and working with educators is a plus.   
  • Previous experience working with web development is essential including content planning and strategy, SEO and search, A/B testing, website optimization, website accessibility and mobile technology.  
  • Experience in association management systems (AMS) and content managements systems (CMS) database management and Higher Logic is required.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 apps, Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Reader), Canva and Capsule. 
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies for website updates and/or re-designs to ensure an engaging and user-friendly website, including regularly updated and accurate content.  
  • Excellent skills in project management, internal stakeholder management, and interpersonal/small group communications.   
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with attention to detail.  
  • Adept in writing for the web with focus on user experience best practices, including writing, editing, and producing website and digital content.  
  • Strong verbal communications skills, including ability to communicate effectively with members and the public.   
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Develop and implement a communication strategic plan to create meaningful and measurable value and impact.  
  • Lead the design, development, delivery, management, and measurement of all strategic and targeted digital, video, and print communications.   
  • Serve as staff lead to create and implement engaging content for all programs, member services and campaigns for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and any other emerging channels. Set goals, objectives, and KPIs in line with the social media strategy including audience engagement and growth goals across all social platforms. Monitor social media performance on an ongoing basis to guide strategy optimization and articulate the reason for strategy decisions the staff.  
  • Serve as staff lead for the management of website/content management system (CMS), to make continuous improvements, implement processes and planned updates to website design and properties including requirements process, testing, quality assurance and measurements.  
  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to continually identify ways to improve member digital engagement.  
  • Provide affiliates with training and support for the management of state websites.  
  • Support the layout, design, and graphics for the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.  
  • Responsible for editorial direction, design, and production of all programs, member, conference materials, and the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.   
  • Oversee the development and sales of AAFCS and FCS products.  
  • Provide leadership for all communication functions for virtual and in-person meetings to include technology (website and mobile) attendee outreach, graphics, and signage. 
  • Serve as staff lead for budget development, monitoring, deadlines, and deliverables. 
  • Supervise the Associate Director, Conference and Communications.  
  • Manage contractors and vendors that support the communication work. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  
  • The Director, Communications and Technology will be required to travel to Alexandria, Virginia as needed for bimonthly staff meetings and to the Annual Conference.

BENEFITS:

  • AAFCS employees work remotely.  
  • AAFCS has a competitive benefit program to include health, dental, disability, paid time off, and a retirement plan. 
 
TO APPLY:

For consideration, send a resume and cover letter w/salary requirement to hr@aafcs.org. Include in the Subject Line: Your last name and the title of the position for which you are applying. No phone calls please. 

Position will remain open until filled.   

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). AAFCS is the only association for family and consumer sciences students and professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas. For 112 years, AAFCS has focused its mission on providing leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making more informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. Through research, experiential education, and technology, our members help people develop the essential knowledge and skills to lead better lives, be work and career ready, build strong families, and make meaningful contributions to our communities.   

AAFCS celebrates, embraces, and respects the value of every person. We denounce all expressions of hate, racism, injustice, and discrimination. Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice is demonstrated through our work to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. 

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of AAFCS to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons and to prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, family relationship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, genetics, disability, religion, veteran status, parental or family medical leave, or political affiliation, and all other federal, state and local protected classes.

It is also the policy of AAFCS to take affirmative action to recruit and to employ people of communities of color and other protected groups. Communities of color are defined as African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. The protected groups are those groups of persons who have historically been most disadvantaged by discriminatory practices, including practices formerly sanctioned by law.

The affirmative action and equal opportunity clause of this policy requires that the hire of applicants and treatment during employment occur without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender, marital status, family relationship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, genetics, disability, religion, veteran status, parental or family medical leave, or political affiliation, and all other federal, state and local protected classes.

The affirmative action and equal opportunity clause applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, appointment, reappointment, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, compensation, benefits, layoff, and training. Furthermore, the policy applies to all executive, academic, administrative employees, and to full-time, part-time, temporary, probationary, and permanent employees.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). Family and consumer sciences or FCS is the field of study focused on the science and the art of living and working well in our complex world. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.