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Industry Relations Specialist

Company: CO-OP Financial Services
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Opportunity

CO-OP Financial Services is bringing digital transformation to the credit union movement. Were creating innovative technology solutions that help not-for-profit credit unions best serve their members and compete with the big banks. As a result, our world-class team is growing faster than ever! If youre passionate about technology and want to be part of a purpose-driven organization, this is an exciting opportunity to provide real value and help shape the future of human-centered financial services.

We are seeking a talented Industry Relations Specialist to oversee the creation, production and execution of Industry related experiences (tradeshows and sponsorships) which generate, and nurture leads for CO-OP products and services. This position consistently upholds the CO-OP brand vision and standards, quality, and achieves the experience objectives set with the sales and client relations organizations.The incumbent oversees and tracks all Industry Relations experience spends and remains within the allotted budget amounts set for each experience. The Industry Relations Specialist works with multiple departments to secure the correct company representative for each experience including working with all areas of marketing to determine the best course of action to attain the right mix of clients and prospects.

What You Can Look Forward to

  • Leads planning meetings, which include high level staff, to determine best approach and the right internal representatives for each experience.
  • Creates calendars of yearly sponsored experiences which include projected due dates and works ahead of schedule to ensure no last-minute details are excluded.
  • Creates marketing plans and briefs for each experience planned.
  • Utilizes professional project management expertise to move projects forward while establishing buy in from partnering departments.
  • Consults with internal constituents to level set experience (tradeshows and sponsorship) strategy, goals, schedule, budget, and post event feedback.
  • Creates internal and external presentations and experience related communications for sponsor, tradeshow related presentations.
  • Drafts recaps of each experience; prepares final reports and shares collected data for successful follow-up and evaluation of program for process improvement.
  • Articulates CO-OPs product lines, negotiates favorable terms, and presents a professional business manner.
  • Responsible for reporting risks that are identified to the appropriate team and/or management. Additionally, responsible for managing, monitoring and reporting risks within the scope of your work area, to include, but not limited to Information Security risks.
  • Actively supports our CO-OP culture and embraces our core values of Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions.

What Youll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Public Relations or related field preferred.
  • 1-2 years event/meeting planning and oversight.
  • 1-2 years professional project management experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to work with and communicate with high levels of staff.
  • Good writing skills necessary to present ideas effectively, as demonstrated by writing samples.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities under changing conditions in order to meet deadlines.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to closely monitor experience issues.
  • Editing skills necessary to edit all written and oral communication of team members and agency teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to build and maintain client relationships.
  • Ability to train, aid, direct and motivate project teammates.
  • Ambitious, energetic self-starter with marketing experience, gained in either an agency or client environment.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as internal & external relationships are key to the role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to persuade, influence, negotiate and make formal presentations.
  • Results oriented outlook with the ability to prioritize and deliver effective work.

Why Join CO-OP?

CO-OP is committed to fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, respected, and connected. We are dedicated to understanding, attracting and engaging a diverse workforce; ensuring that our employee base reflects the consumers we serve; cultivating a workplace in which every employee can live up to their full potential. The result of this effort is an inclusive environment where diverse talent thrives. You will be part of an organization that focuses on a strong culture and embodies the credit union movement philosophy of People Helping People. CO-OPs commitment to reflecting our own core values and purpose extends beyond how we serve our clients and the products that we deliver.

With more than 35 years of industry leadership, CO-OP Financial Services is the largest, most comprehensive credit union service organization in the nation. CO-OP serves as THE credit union technology engine, bringing payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel to help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service.

CO-OP serves more than 3,000 client credit unions, with 60 million debit and credit cardholders, nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,600 shared branches nationwide. Our vast technological ecosystem facilitates more than 6.5 billion transactions every year and equips credit unions of all sizes to deepen member engagement and prosper in the fast-paced world of fintech.

The Perks

  • Fun, challenging and, collaborative work environment with passionate colleagues that care deeply about the intersection of technology and human-centered financial services.
  • Great Work/Life Benefits Paid Time Off (PTO), Maternity, Parental, Family Care, Adoption Leave Programs, Community Volunteer Time Off, and 10 Paid Holidays.
  • Health benefits medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym reimbursements.
  • 401K with generous company match.
  • Tuition reimbursement.

Keywords: CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga , Industry Relations Specialist, Other , Rancho Cucamonga, California

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