Jobs At CoSN

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 10 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.
 
Open Positions:  Director of External Relations & Conference Coordinator

                     

 

 

Director of External Relations

CoSN is seeking a Director of External Relations. This is a full-time exempt position reporting directly to the CEO.

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 10 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.
 
This position is responsible for overseeing CoSN partnerships, including raising sponsorship funding from corporate sources, as well as engaging other strategic partners to achieve our strategic vision.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement and carry out a comprehensive and compelling sponsorship program and monitor its contribution to the financial stability of the organization.
  • Establish and sustain external partnerships and alliances in ways that grow the association, provides value-added services for members and aligns to our goals.
  • Lead the effort to create and manage a robust and sustaining pipeline for relationships with new and emerging technology companies.
  • Effectively track and report on sponsor status using a lead tracking database system, ensure the CoSN team has transparency around contacts and relationships, and ensure ongoing continuity of key partnerships.
  • Create and share sponsor agreements with appropriate CoSN team members to ensure complete delivery of sponsor benefits and worthwhile experience for sponsors.
  • Collaborate with staff to design outreach tactics across all sponsor-driven events and programs.
  • Manage the External Relations Coordinator to ensure fulfillment of promised benefits to sponsors and partners.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Conferences and Meetings to manage logistics related to the execution of sponsor agreements.
  • Collaborate with the COO to develop an accurate annual budget for sponsor revenue.
  • Develop holistic sponsorship plans that are appealing to our corporate partners and align to the CoSN Strategic Plan.
  • Report to and work closely with the CEO to ensure the success of the sponsorship and partnership program.
Essential skills required
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating partnerships with corporations with expertise in the education and technology sectors.
  • Well-developed presentation, communication and persuasion skills.
  • Proven track record of accomplishment in a nonprofit setting demonstrating measurable ability to raise sponsorship funds.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines professionally and adeptly prioritize.
  • Ability to manage complex relationships with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An entrepreneurial and creatively nimble work style that includes taking initiative, working independently, adeptly negotiating and a rigorous work ethic.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s Degree is preferred
  • 7-10 years of senior nonprofit management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in working with corporations to secure funding for association objectives, preferably in the education and/or technology sectors
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with stakeholders, volunteers, and staff
  • Periodic travel may be required
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned

CoSN provides a competitive salary aligned to compensation for similar positions within the DC Metro area non-profit community. Send a cover letter, specifically addressing the bullet points under Primary Responsibilities outlining your experience as it directly relates to this position. Please include a resume with work, salary history, and salary expectations. This position is located in Washington DC. Emails only. No calls, please. CoSN is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Email us at hr@cosn.org

 

Conference Coordinator

CoSN is seeking a Conference Coordinator. This is a new full-time exempt position reporting to the Director of Conferences and Meetings.

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 10 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.

This position supports all facets of the events process for CoSN with a special focus on the management of the event registration system.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • ·Oversees development and implementation of the registration process for all meetings. Support telephone and email inquiries regarding registration. Supports all communications around registration in collaboration with the Director of Conferences and Meetings.
  • Assists with management of vendor relationships including hotels, venues, keynote speakers and other partners. 
  • Supports logistics including accommodations for participants and speakers; event space requirements; food and beverage needs; signage, marketing, and printing; attending to any special needs; and security.
  • Works with Directors of Conferences and Meetings and Communications to prepare and send communications with concurrent session speakers and ensures overall logistics such as issuing confirmation letters.
  • Provides follow up after Conference, including thank you letters, committee debriefs, dissemination of attendee evaluations, and review of the final budget.
  • Creates transparent, accurate and collaborative files.
  • Ensures that websites for all events are up to date with current information.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience with a simplified Content Management System is preferred.
  • Four Year Degree is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Experience working with customers via telephone and email is preferred
  • Detail-oriented, dependable, mature and flexible, with initiative and capacity to handle complex tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity of both association management databases, as well as standard office productivity applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Wordpress)
  • Ability to meet limited travel requirements

CoSN provides a competitive salary aligned to compensation for similar positions within the DC Metro area non-profit community. Send a cover letter, specifically addressing the bullet points in the job description by outlining your experience as it directly relates to this position. Please include a resume with work and salary history. This position is located in Washington DC. Emails only. No calls, please. CoSN is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

 

Email us at hr@cosn.org