Education Manager

Hiring Organization: ILCA
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Suburban Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: April 24, 2017

Education Manager
Suburban Chicago (Oak Brook) professional trade association seeks experienced Education Manager. This position functions as the organization’s manager of educational programs, distance learning, and resource development. The position is responsible for coordinating educational opportunities and resource guides and supporting the committees who develop those deliverables. 


Duties include, but are not limited to: site selection, hotel and vendor negotiations and contracting, preparing and managing program budgets, determining audio-visual, set-up, and food & beverage requirements, committee management and providing on-site management of programs including supervision and coordination of vendors and staff. All events are held within the state. The Education Manager will be the primary manager (and motivator) of the event program committees for content development.

Must have a proven track record of managing meetings and events with attendance from 50-2,000 (largest conference has about 2,000 attendees). At least 6 years of direct educational event management experience is required. Must be well poised and project driven and have proven success working with volunteer member committees. Possess proven budget and fiscal abilities; interpersonal communication and organizational skills, and a team orientation. Excellent Microsoft Office and project management skills are required. The candidate should possess strong writing skills. Limited travel. The ideal candidate will support and actively build an office culture dedicated to superior customer service that exceeds member and attendee expectations. Spanish language candidates will be offered special consideration.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Our small office (5 staff members) offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, IRA SIMPLE plan with company match, and a casual dress code and atmosphere. For more information about the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) and our programs, visit

Email resume to: Scott Grams, Executive Director, by April 24, 2017. No phone calls please.  
Scott Grams

Executive Director

Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA)

2625 Butterfield Rd., Ste. 104S

Oak Brook, IL 60523

P: 630-472-2851 / F: 630-472-3150 / /