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Our clients' success depends on the success of our employees. To ensure we have the best and brightest individuals, AMR fosters a professional work environment with an open, participatory, objective and innovative culture.

Moreover, team members are encouraged to engage as strategic leaders, not simply as sideline administrators, with the associations we serve. And our staff is committed to the core values the Ruffins brought to the company: respect, excellence, accountability, dedication and integrity.

AMR’s employees have diverse educational and professional backgrounds in nonprofit management, communications, business and hospitality and event services, in addition to specialized expertise in information technology, government policy and social media. 
Career Opportunities
As part of our values and operating philosophy, AMR accomplishes its mission in a manner respectful of each individual and their contribution to organizational goals. 

We provide opportunities for our team members that will:
  • Develop meaningful relationships with colleagues and associates through client and company endeavors
  • Utilize and expand leadership skills through partnerships and team effort
  • Meet important personal and professional goals through volunteer effort and career choice
  • Contribute to the understanding of important professional issues by participating in projects and events
  • Accomplish group goals that are greater than the individual could accomplish alone
AMR recognizes that our employees are our most important assets and that we must provide a professional work environment that is open, participatory and objective in communication and interaction. 
Current Openings

Position Posting

Web Designer

Summary: Reporting to the Technology Director, this position designs, implements, modifies, and maintains websites for internal and external clients of AMR. This position is also tasked with document layout, high resolution PDF creation, logo design, high resolution graphics, and posting to website, and/or other uses for internal and external clients of AMR. The Web Designer will provide positive and professional support to all internal/external clients and will do everything possible to sustain AMR’s growth within the framework of the Company’s Mission Statement.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops, and maintains new graphical web content for client partners’ websites, AMR’s website and the Internal Intranet.
  • Analyze problems with function or flow of web sites and provide feedback to Technology Director for resolution.
  • Provides web designs for all assigned projects. Meets with client teams and/or creative services staff to gain understanding of project objectives and audience, and all specifications and requirements.
  • Produces draft designs for review to client teams. Completes design revisions and works with client teams to finalize design projects. Provides assigned deliverables to the client that is consistent with the company and clients’ standards.
  • Assures all assigned items in the workplan have been provided to the relevant account teams in a timely and satisfactory manner.
  • Ensures all finished products (including conference materials) are inspected prior to release and errors and omissions are discovered and corrected.
  • All projects are completed within established deadlines.
  • Participates in conference calls, departmental meetings and conference team meetings as assigned – comes prepared to meetings, completes assigned tasks in accordance with team timelines, actively participates, plans and communicates status of assignments.
  • Responds to internal and external customer questions in a timely manner, with a superior level of customer service.
  • Originates or coordinates client documentation as required.
  • Works with outside vendors to ensure quality and price standards are met.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including: teamwork, coaching, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Demonstrate the core competencies (communication, productivity, quality, responsiveness, leadership).
  • Knowledge of the association management company industry and web design services industry.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects within department and with other staff members to achieve project goals on time and within budget.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels in and outside of the organization.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends and best practices in web design.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from staff, clients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suites, PhotoShop, InDesign and web based languages to include HTML, CSS, etc. Other technical knowledge preferred and to be developed: Responsive Design and .Net.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret software and equipment manuals, legal documents, technical reports, professional journals, and industry/trade magazines.
  • Possess good written and oral communication skills, business math, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and provide support to multiple clients in a demanding and time sensitive environment.

Training and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years related experience
  • 3 years Web Design experience
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Understanding of web standards and web browser capabilities

Work Environment and Time Standard:

  • The physical requirements are those of working in a controlled office environment, actual and potential client sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee must have a full range of body movements including the use of his/her hands to finger, handle, and feel objects such as computer equipment and reports.
  • Air Travel and overnight stay may be required. Travel may be by auto, plane, train and other common forms of transportation. For this travel, all normal travel hazards will apply.
  • This is an exempt position and often requires more than 40 hours per week to accomplish duties assigned. In addition, there will be times when night and weekend work will be required. Exempt positions are required to work the number of hours and days necessary to accomplish the assigned tasks. There is flexibility in the work schedule and leave policy to offset some of the inconvenience.

AMR Management Services is proud to offer the following benefits which include but, are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) in which you are 100% vested as of your date of hire, a generous amount of PTO, and Flexible Work Schedule. To learn more about AMR Management Services visit www.amrms.com.

Application Instructions:
Send cover letter including salary requirements, resume, and references Jennifer Taylor (JTaylor@amrms.com), Director of Human Resources. For any questions about the position please contact Jennifer Taylor (859) 514-9150.

NASPO – Director of Strategic Programs

AMR Management Services is looking for a Director of Strategic Programs which will work directly with its client The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO).

AMR is one of the country's most dynamic association management companies providing flexible, tailored services to trade associations, professional societies and alliances. Our mission statement is: "Through our passion, people and principles, AMR turns vision into action to enable client success."

The NASPO core mission is to help the members of NASPO achieve success as public procurement leaders in their respective states through programs and services designed to improve the quality of procurement, exchange information and share best practices, advocate the value of the profession in advancing public policy, and cooperate to attain greater efficiency and economy in the acquisition of goods and services.

The Director of Strategic Programs will be a senior level staff position on AMR's NASPO Team, which will provide public procurement subject matter expertise as well as business development and project management support for the association's research, education & outreach activities.

Major Responsibilities:
In consultation with the NASPO Executive Director this position will enhance the value and quality of NASPO policy deliverables by providing senior level public procurement expertise and editorial support to NASPO Policy Analysts and Committee Leaders.

  • Recommending strategies and programs to achieve annual and long-range strategic goals and will:
    • Determine scope, budget and timelines for special projects for Board approval
    • Lead and manage special projects while coordinating volunteer and staff efforts
    • Report monthly on status of special projects to the Board
    • Provide end of project reporting and lessons learned
  • Improving the NASPO brand by building and managing relationships with key strategic partners, publishing articles in trade journals and magazines, and promoting and representing NASPO at selected conferences and events
  • Identifying opportunities for high visibility speaking engagements and other activities that will positively promote the image and mission of the association
  • Remaining current on the events in the public procurement industry and market place in order to take advantage of short and long term opportunities.
  • Identifying and prioritizing opportunities to improve the tools & resources available to members as well as advancing the public procurement profession through:
    • Education & training
    • Information sharing and data aggregation
    • Policy development & advocacy
    • Strategic alliances with other academic, non-profit and governmental organizations
  • Serving as a resource to chief procurement officers, central procurement staff, and key stakeholders by sharing best practices and lessons learned from other states.
  • Developing performance measures for association research and education/outreach activities
  • Qualifications:
    The successful candidate must have:

    • Undergraduate degree in business, marketing, communications, public administration or related field of study
    • Five or more years of senior-level executive experience in public procurement required; state government preferred
    • CPPO, CPM, CPSM or other relevant certifications preferred

    We'd expect this candidate to also have: excellent research, analytical, oral and written communication skills; an in-depth understanding of the procurement and regulatory processes with preferred work experience in policy development, strategic planning, and education and training in the procurement field; and an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products. It is strongly preferred that candidates be willing to work from AMR's Lexington, KY headquarters office.

    AMR Management Services is proud to offer the following benefits which include but, are not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) in which you are 100% vested as of your date of hire, a generous amount of PTO, and Flexible Work Schedule. To learn more about AMR Management Services visit www.amrms.com.

    Application Instructions:
    Send cover letter including salary requirements, resume, references, writing samples (correspondence, articles or reports), and answer to screener questions (available here) to Nick Ruffin, President via e-mail at nruffin@amrms.com. For any questions about the position please contact Nick Ruffin at 859-514-9150.

    Application Deadline: January 17, 2014