Location: Washington, D.C./Hybrid (mix of telework and office days)
Type: Full Time (Remote & In Office)
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: EP01
Position Description and Basic Function
The primary objective of this position is to contribute to the association's education and non-dues revenue programming initiatives, with the events and programming department responsible for approximately 40% of AAFA’s revenue.
The Content Manager is responsible for managing high-visibility components of AAFA’s conferences, seminars, and webinar programs including in-person programs (presented domestically and internationally) as well as virtual programs and webinars - focusing on content and agenda development, speaker identification and management, pre/post, and on-site event coordination, and serving in lead and supporting role functions for specific events.
Establish and cultivate innovative content offerings for AAFA events that will help drive attendance and align with AAFA’s key priorities by:
Developing strategy and execution plans for assigned education and industry programs across AAFA’s event portfolio.
Keeping a pulse on industry news, used to identify hot topics, trends, and items of potential interest to members.
Maintaining an understanding of the issues impacting the industry to accurately curate agenda content and identify relevant industry speakers.
Working closely with AAFA’s internal subject matter experts to identify topics and speakers.
Effectively collaborating across departments to enhance the association’s position as thought leaders and influential policy architects to develop superior programming.
Managing a ‘Call for Speakers’ process for assigned programs.
Program Execution and Production
Deliver inspiring, well-executed programs by:
Managing all aspects of speaker logistics, including the invitation process, preparation for programming, and collecting necessary materials, presentations, AV needs, and communication of on-site logistics.
Hosting session planning calls with speakers to develop specific content and flow for assigned programs, keeping them on track with expected deliverables.
Managing all agenda session details including scripting, prep calls, content timelines, rehearsals, and onsite experience through post-event follow-up.
Working closely with AAFA’s Communications & Marketing team to increase the quality of event information shared by collaborating on marketing materials and collateral to ensure that program information is comprehensive, accurate, and timely.
Creating, conducting, and analyzing post-event surveys to continually improve programming.
Events and Programming Support
Serve in a program support role for additional AAFA events and programs including but not limited to:
Assisting with on-site event logistics.
Managing the industry competition calendar.
Serving as backup support to the Coordinator of Events and Programming for AAFA’s webinar program.
Assisting in training new department staff in department protocols, database operations, and website.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market. Representing more than 1,000 world famous name brands, AAFA is the trusted public policy and political voice of the apparel and footwear industry, its management and shareholders, its 3.2 million U.S. workers, and its contribution of more than $490 billion in annual U.S. retail sales. AAFA drives progress on three key priorities: Brand Protection; Supply Chain & Sourcing; Trade, Logistics, & Manufacturing. AAFA approaches this work through the lens of purpose-driven leadership in a manner that supports each member’s ability to build and sustain inclusive and diverse cultures, meet and advance ESG goals, and draw upon the latest technology.