At Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), we convene decision-makers, advocate for the retail industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is bold but simple: to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.
We are a dynamic, collaborative, team-oriented trade association located in Washington, DC. Our employees have a passion for customer service and supporting our members and each other, and we are adding to the team! Primarily, we are looking for someone interested in elevating our processes, organization, and member experience. This is not a job, but a professional journey – if a candidate has the right foundation of skills, an eagerness to learn and be part of a fun and talented team, the position responsibilities will come naturally. There are challenges and changes along the way, but we have a team that is eager to face them all together.
Here is what we need --
The Manager, Partnership Communicationswill need to have certain skills, but at RILA, who you are means more than what you can do. Our culture is built to support those that are:
Cares about work environment and culture
That said, skills do matter because our members, strategic partners, and team deserve the best, but we don’t need you to be the best at everything because we do our best to fill each other’s gaps. We do ask that you be significant in a few areas:
A top tier communicator with both written and verbal skills
A commitment to customer service
Comfortable on a PC and with Microsoft technology
An interest in Comms, PR and/or social media/marketing
Willingness to learn
Organized with attention to detail
A self-starter with a project management mindset
Process-driven with a willingness to participate and recommend improvements
And the most important skill of all – “figure it out”
What you will get from us --
At RILA, you will find humans, real people. We make mistakes and don't know it all. We do our best to learn and grow each day, driven by a passion for building leaders and cultivating an inclusive and easygoing culture. We promise that the work you do will matter and will have an impact on the vast retail industry and the communities our retailers serve. You will have an opportunity to grow and develop. You will become fast friends and become part of our RILA family. The work isn’t always glamorous, but we will challenge you, support you, and develop you!
A preview of day-to-day position responsibilities --
Draft sales materials/communications including but not limited to: event prospectus, sales sheets for impromptu sponsorship opportunities, and other business development kits
Oversee and create outbound communications to exhibitors, sponsors, or strategic partners to include creation, production, and distribution through MapYourShow, Informz, and Outlook
Manage distribution of twice weekly service provider newsletter email communication
Manage exhibitor, sponsor, and strategic partner brand exposure on all materials including but not limited to: sales pieces, websites, event signage, and event mobile applications
Manage business development facing website communications on RILA.org websites and social media as needed
Support the partnerships team onsite at RILA Conferences (work perk -- travel!)
Generous medical, dental and vision coverage (FSA/HSA options available)
Employer sponsored Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability coverage
401 (K) retirement plan with employer match
Unlimited PTO + 12?Federal holiday closures
Professional development opportunities
Hybrid work schedule (3 days in, 2 days telecommute)
RILA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply. We are committed to being an inclusive place to work, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities we serve.
Employees will be based out of the D.C. HQ and will be eligible for two days of telecommuting per week.
To be considered, please upload your resume and something that tells us a little bit more about you and your interests. Apply here
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is the U.S. trade association for leading retailers. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is bold but simple: to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which retailers operate.
RILA is a dynamic, collaborative, team-oriented organization with a fast-paced environment. RILA’s Core Values:
Integrity – Operate with the highest integrity and respect for each other and the brands we represent
Service – Delight members with service beyond their expectations
Change – Learn from experiences, adapt and constantly improve
Team – Collaborate with one another to achieve more and celebrate wins together