The Building Performance Association is a membership-based 501(c)6 industry association representing the broad range of stakeholders that deliver energy efficiency services and products to owners and occupants of existing residential buildings, nationwide. The Association’s mission is to transform the market for the home performance industry through advocacy, education, research, and networking to ensure all homes are healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient.
Current services include advocacy programs at the national and state levels, a series of regional and national educational conferences and trade shows, a magazine and other communications platforms, various projects and initiatives designed to improve market conditions for residential retrofit contractors and a network of state and regional chapters.
The Building Performance Association is the result of a 2018 merger among three organizations: the Home Performance Association, Efficiency First and Home Energy Magazine. The services and benefits currently being provided to the Association’s members come directly from these three organizations and an interim membership program, including dues, is currently in place.
About the Position
The Director of Membership will be responsible for growing and sustaining membership in the Association and with ensuring that the needs of the members are being served by the Association. This position requires collaboration with a diverse network of state and regional chapters, Association board and stakeholder committees, and association affiliates as well as staff who are located in multiple geographic locations.
This is a position for an exceedingly motivated individual, who enjoys a high level of responsibility and autonomy. Geographical location is not critical, but the position will require significant travel. Scope of the Association is national, with the possibility of some stakeholders in Canada.
The Work: The primary role of this position is to develop the overall membership program and to increase membership in the Association. The Membership Director also will work closely with the CEO and other senior staff to manage the Association. Specific responsibilities include:
Revitalize the existing network of state and regional chapters and create new chapters
Create an on-going membership program including definition of membership levels, benefits and dues structure
Lead the development of new membership categories and initiatives, reaching out to stakeholders who have not previously been associated with the original organizations
Develop and effectively manage membership campaigns, including coordination with key affiliates and stakeholders and oversight of member databases to ensure functionality, accuracy and confidentiality
Create feedback channels that will facilitate communication between the membership and the staff and board of the Association
Create and manage new and existing member benefits, including the purchasing program
Support relevant board and stakeholder committees and manage all external relationships including relations with government entities, affiliates, sponsors, the media, and the public
Skills: The successful candidate for the opportunity will be a self-starter, have a “members-first” attitude and will possess the ability to instill this commitment in the Association and its staff. Specific skills needed include:
Must have excellent interpersonal and relational skills and must be able to interface successfully with diverse groups of members and stakeholders and develop and maintain productive relationships with staff
Excellent written, electronic and verbal communication skills are essential, including the ability to make successful presentations to small and large groups and craft content for a variety of media platforms
Must have strong business skills, including planning, critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, execution and financial management skills
Must have intermediate computer knowledge, including the ability to create spreadsheets, compose group emails, manage CRM databases, and initiate and manage electronic meetings
Bachelor’s degree in association management or related field such as business or communications or equivalent discipline is highly preferred
Minimum of five years of association management, communications or marketing experience, preferably in association management
Knowledge of and experience with the construction industry in general and energy efficient residential retrofit specifically a plus
HOW TO APPLY
In addition to managing a thriving division with passionate colleagues, a successful candidate will receive benefits and compensation package, including competitive salary, full benefits and paid time off. For confidential consideration, interested candidates should provide a cover letter, including salary expectations, and an updated resume/curriculum vitae electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line: BPA Membership Director.
The Building Performance Association is an equal opportunity employer, which does not discriminate based on race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.
About Building Performance Association
The Building Performance Association is a newly-formed industry association representing a broad range of stakeholders that deliver retrofit services to owners and occupants of existing residential buildings. The Association is the result of the consolidation of several organizations that have historically provided services to these stakeholders through their individual organizations. Included in these services are advocacy programs at the national and state levels, a series of regional and national educational conferences and trade shows, a magazine and other communications platforms, various projects and initiatives designed to improve market conditions for residential retrofit contractors and a network of state and regional chapters.