Employment with associations tends to be relatively stable during times of economic growth or recession. Associations also have strong opportunities for career growth and achievement, including entry level, management and executive positions. Skills from many professionals are transferable, including marketing, finance, project management, leadership, meetings & events and more.
There are well over 30 job classifications within association management, such as:
Director of Marketing
CalSAE is a non-profit association serving the staff of other nonprofit associations and professional societies operating in California. We are the “association for association staff” and our membership includes association professionals at all levels, particularly the CEOs of prominent trade and professional associations. We also serve those that provide services and products to the association community, such as the hospitality industry, CPAs, marketing firms, technology companies and more.
The large majority of association professionals have a BS or BA degree in a major related to the fields of association management.