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Event Manager

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About National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA)

Arlington, TX
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Arlington, TX




Full Time - Experienced



The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) is providing an exciting opportunity for a dynamic EVENTS MANAGER

with strong project management experience in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX commuting area!


NIADA, founded in 1946 has represented quality independent automobile dealers for over 70 years. NIADA is a membership-based organization that assists over 20,000 professional auto dealers in becoming more successful within the used motor vehicle industry. NIADA is also a legislative advocate and consistently provides industry education, valuable information, services and benefits designed to prepare members for an ever-changing marketplace.

NIADA is proud to offer exceptional benefits to their employees including 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance, competitive 401K matching, and a generous PTO policy.


This critical role reports directly to the CEO and will be responsible for leading the project management, financial and general administrative tasks for all association events.

Lead all research, proposals & negotiation efforts pertaining to venues, entertainment, catering, branding and décor, audio/visual, gifts, scheduling and invitations

Manage all event planning logistics for annual conferences to include marketing, location, transportation, manpower, presenter support, special needs accommodations, set-up, surveys, etc.

Develop and attain sponsorship packages for all NIADA annual convention and other events

Develop budgets, present reports and track revenue for all NIADA events

Assist the Marketing Department in developing business development, branding, and marketing strategies to increase revenue

Maintain and grow existing key association relationships with national corporate partners, member benefit partners, and other valued industry partners

Serve as key coordinator for scheduling across events, key stakeholders, prepare documentation and tracking

Utilize historical convention and meeting information for future event planning & improvement

Manage convention and all other association-related membership awards


Our ideal candidate will be a dynamic, energetic self-starter who shows grace under pressure while representing the NIADA brand. In addition to managing a full calendar of events for a high-growth organization, candidates should have demonstrated experience with the following:

5 years in project and/or program management

5 years of event management experience

Strong competency in contract negotiations

Strong experience in fundraising

Expertise in the following technologies: Microsoft Suite, event management software & internet research

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Experience leading multiple projects, internal & external teams, and vendors simultaneously

Frequent travel for conventions, meetings, site visits and special projects (15-20%)

Occasional overtime is expected dependent on events calendar


Bachelor’s degree or higher

CMP or related certification

Expertise in etouches software or similar event management software

Non-profit or association industry experience

Find out more about us at

Please submit your resume, an interesting cover letter and your compensation requirements

to Hennither Gant, Recruitment Consultant, at for consideration.

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About National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA)

Founded in 1946, NIADA has represented quality independent automobile dealers for over 65 years. NIADA is here to assist it's members in becoming more successful within the used motor vehicle industry. Through membership in NIADA, professional auto dealers who share the same dream of financial prosperity business join together. NIADA is the legislative advocate -- protecting business interests. The association consistently brings industry education, valuable information, services and benefits designed to prepare members for an ever-changing marketplace. The simple and better way to keep pace in the used motor vehicle industry is to join NIADA...a highly respected organization dedicated to success!

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