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APWA Committee Manager

Start the next step in your career at APWA! American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works by providing innovative education and credentialing opportunities, working with public works subject matter experts to produce educational products and publications, and a robust professional network for sharing knowledge, resources, and career opportunities.

About the Committee Manager Role:

The Committee Manager manages up to 4 of our volunteer groups of public works subject matter experts.  This role leads the project management of the volunteer committees, subcommittees, and knowledge teams focused on advancing the association's educational priorities, goals, products, and objectives.  In addition, this role works with other similar associations to create collaboration efforts as well as special projects related to public works.

What You Will Need to Succeed:

  • Education: A bachelor’s degree in public administration, or a related field.
  • Experience: Five + years professional experience working with volunteer groups at a nonprofit association; or professional experience working the public works
  • Project Management: Attention to detail, ability to work on multiple projects in various stages at once as well as leading multiple groups of volunteer leaders.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication and being comfortable writing for and presenting to a variety of audiences
  • Travel: The ability to travel up to 4 times per year, which may include weekend travel.

What Will Differentiate You

  • Leadership: the desire to take initiative and actively contribute to the team and association
  • Communication: ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of individuals including volunteers
  • Commitment to Service: A desire to work with volunteers to support our communities and strive to advance the quality of life for our communities through public works.
  • Association Experience: previous experience working with or in an association and understanding the customer service needs of members and volunteers.

Why APWA? Check out our benefits!

APWA is proud to be a people-centric workplace, with a key focus on flexibility and work-life balance.  We offer remote-hybrid work schedules, 15 days each of paid vacation and family medical leave, 11 paid holidays, and the opportunity to have a flexible schedule with alternate Fridays off. We also offer excellent and affordable insurance coverage as well as matching retirement contributions.  APWA invests in ongoing growth through employee professional and continuing education opportunities.

We’re proud of the work we do because our work matters. Every role at APWA contributes to advancing the quality of life for others as we support those who operate, improve, and maintain public works and infrastructure. As we serve over 32,000 members (and counting!) across North America, we’re always looking for motivated and inspiring people to join us.

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