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    Professional Development Associate

    Collaboration with a dynamic team, strategic partnership with senior management, and the autonomy to accomplish your goals: These are just some of the traits that make the Professional Development Associate role at NACE a unique and exciting opportunity! You will be challenged to use your expertise in adult learning theory and instructional design to create dynamic, high quality programing events for NACE members. See the immediate impact of your efforts as you play a prominent role in all public professional development programming, which will require up to 25% travel. Ideal candidates for this position will have outstanding relationship management skills, prior experience in instructional design, and strong background in project management.

    About Us and What We Offer You:

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the foremost provider of professional development and educational programs related to the career development and hiring of the college educated.

    NACE is the leading voice on emerging issues and trends; a vital professional network for learning and benchmarking; and a trusted source for knowledge, standards, competencies for professional practice, and advocacy pertinent workforce policy issues. Visit to learn more.

    NACE employees receive a competitive salary and enjoy a work environment that values collaboration, innovation, and excellence.  Additionally, employees receive an extremely robust benefits package, including:

    • Generous paid time off and vacation time
    • Flexible work schedule for those who have earned it
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Generous medical, dental and vision plan (no premium for employee-only coverage and extremely reasonable rates for family coverage)
    • Company provided short-term and long-term disability
    • Company provided life insurance equal to two times annual salary


    • Lead instructional design process with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop high-quality programming.
    • Conduct needs analysis to ensure program content aligns with NACE research and content areas.
    • Evaluate program performance to drive program improvement and member satisfaction
    • Provide high-touch customer service and support for collaborative partners.
    • Lead SME reviews and debriefs and report outcomes.
    • Construct webcopy, confirmation, and program detail.
    • Collaborate with Director of Professional Development to expand and develop program offerings.
    • Serve as the primary staff liaison for logistical execution of all public professional development programming.
    • Independently execute professional development programming and events.

    Qualifications Include:

    • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time is required.
    • Strong collaborative skillset with strong desire to work within a dynamic team.
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a focus on curriculum and instruction, higher education, and technology is required.  A Master’s degree in Education is preferred.
    • CMP or BCC credentialing is preferred.
    • Expertise in technology platforms, specifically Zoom, Moviemaker, and Learning Management Systems (LMS);
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with instructional design with a focus on adult learning.
    • The ability to manage multiple projects with a keen eye for detail.
    • Prior experience as a volunteer or employee in an association or membership driven organization is a plus.

    How to Apply:

    PLEASE NOTE - To be considered, all applicants MUST include:

    • An updated resume
    • Brief cover letter describing why you meet the qualifications for our position is required to be considered
    • Salary history and/or requirement

    Our hiring management partner is myHR Partner. myHR Partner is not a staffing service or recruiter. All resumes/applications will be reviewed for this position and only for our organization. Applicants who meet the initial qualifications will be contacted for a phone interview.

    All applicants can check the status of their application by logging on to the myHR Partner web portal at and logging on to your personal profile in the Job Postings area.

    If you are selected to receive an offer of employment with our company, your employment may be contingent upon the successful completion of work references and other background checks.

    We realize that it takes time and effort to go through our application process and we thank you for considering applying for this position. We kindly ask for no emails or phone calls as a means to further your application process. These efforts will not enhance your opportunity for consideration, and we are not equipped to respond to these requests. We thank you in advance for your adherence to this request.

    Thank you for your interest in our position.  We appreciate the time you have taken to apply with us.

    EOE, M/F/D/V.