The Texas Self Storage Association is seeking a dynamic and skilled Marketing and Communications professional to work with the Executive Director in leading the Association. We are looking for a forward-thinking candidate who wants to join our small staff of eight to take the next step in his or her career.
The person in this important position will serve as the right hand to the current executive director. The ultimate goal is to help this very successful and financially stable 30-year-old association thrive in the years to come.
Characteristics of the successful candidate should include:
Personable and thoughtful communication style
Strong leadership capabilities
Excellent work ethic
Organized thought processes and work style
Desire to work as an integral part of the leadership team to think strategically and ask the right questions
Ability to see the big picture and understand how all elements of the association work together
Ability to commit to a great organization and its members
For the first several years in this position, the focus will be on branding, successful event marketing, supervision of our bi-monthly magazine and a revamping/redo of the TSSA website.
TSSA is a vibrant and active association with a committed membership, but we always strive to raise the bar and take our organization to the next level. Opportunity exists for the right person to advance to lead the association at some point in the future.
The ideal candidate will be someone who is envisioning a career with us rather than a short stopover. (Though long-term commitment may not be a popular concept in job postings nowadays, we prefer committed staff members and have low turnover.)
Position title and salary are negotiable; required skill set and leadership qualities are not so negotiable.
Experience in envisioning and implementing strong marketing campaigns
Minimum of five years professional work experience; prefer association experience
Ability to write for multiple platforms: printed magazine, blogs, e-newsletter and other mass email campaigns, all social media platforms
Superior editing skills and knowledge of AP style
High comfort level in dealing with technology and marketing tools
Exceptional communications ability
Demonstrated ability to apply principles of sound marketing
Knowledge of HTML and web design skills highly desired
Ability to successfully select and supervise outside vendors and applications used for marketing and communications
Clear understanding of financial elements and budgeting
Supervisory ability--will work with a part-time assistant and direct other staff
Four-year degree from an accredited university. Prefer a candidate with a degree in journalism, communications or English.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience. Although we are a not-for-profit trade association, we believe in being competitive on salaries, bonuses and fringe benefits and track current metrics to stay that way.
TSSA is a state trade association founded in 1986 with approximately 3,000 self-storage facility owner and operator members. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our members.
We are a very member-centered organization with a core belief system focused on hard work and integrity. Our continuing goals include raising the bar and embracing technology.
Staff size... 8; newer office in Round Rock. We offer health and dental insurance, generous vacation and personal leave and a year-end bonus program.