SHRM Certification Relations Specialist - Chapters in Alexandria, Virginia

Overview

The Society for Human Resource Management is looking for a smart, energetic individual to join its certification team as the Certification Relations Specialist – Colleges/Universities. This position is responsible for working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, to expand SHRM's certification footprint within the college and university communities aligned with its growing academic initiatives program.

Responsibilities

YOUR TYPICAL DAY WILL INCLUDE:

  • Implementing and managing community engagement and outreach strategies for identified college/university groups.

  • Building, maintaining, and maturing relationships with key college/university contacts in order to create alliances and provide guidance, council and direction on ways to expand certification program participation in their communities.

  • Serving as a point of contact, and business partner with internal stakeholder units, (i.e. certification operations, marketing and communications, publications, etc.), to support and assist with organizational level initiatives, programs and activities focused on heightening certification program awareness, acceptance, adoption and growth.

  • Working with SHRM’s Manager, Academic Initiatives to identify community prospects and to support notification and outreach efforts.

  • Representing certification interests at related events, participate in community meetings, conduct presentations or speeches, and serve on panels as necessary to provide on-going access to education on certification and its related products and services.

  • Tracking, monitoring and evaluating engagement activities in order to assess impact, and recommend areas of growth and future opportunity.

  • Performing administrative duties as needed to support community related business processes and to ensure proper upkeep of certification records and reports.

Qualifications

THESE ARE THE SKILLS YOU WILL NEED IN YOUR TOOLBOX:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to persuasively present to a wide range of audiences.

  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills

  • Project and/or management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

THIS IS WHAT YOU MUST BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, with 7 years of work experience in community outreach/engagement or professional association.Bachelor’s degree in HR, community engagement, or other related fields preferred.

  • Experience working with professional associations or in community outreach/engagement function preferred.

  • SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) or must be obtained within first year of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.

The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: accessibility@shrm.org or TDD (703) 548-6990.

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Category Certification