Job Offer: Conference Planning and Development Manager for the North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA)

(Posted January 6, 2022)

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About the Association: The North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA), a Christian association, provides fellowship, encouragement, advocacy, education, and spiritual and professional development for those in maritime ministry. NAMMA is a nonprofit association defined within section 501c (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code (EIN: 23-7065131). Our official mailing and registration address is in Massachusetts, and our members, board and Executive Director are spread throughout the United States and Canada.

Job Description: Manage and Develop the in-person meetings of NAMMA, principally the annual conference.

Hours: 2.5 days per week, 50% FTE on average, but adapted hours in the lead-up to and during events. Billed monthly on contract basis.

Location: Work from home office in United States or Canada (Eastern Time Zone preferred), access to high-speed Internet connection and computer essential. On site during events. Ability to travel to events in United States is essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as primary contact for meeting inquiries and concerns before, during, and after events
  • Lead fundraising and reporting for annual conference, including attracting sponsors and exhibitors
  • Manage promotion of events, signup of registrants, and meeting documentation
  • Support Executive Director and staff in coordination of all program activities
  • Develop process improvements based on emerging trends to enhance event planning
  • Provide Executive Director detailed options for venue booking, meeting room set-up, AV devices and catering
  • Develop and distribute meeting materials to attendees before meeting start
  • Update conference websites and social media accurately for latest event information
  • Maintain meeting calendar and ensure event planning is on track
  • Assist Executive Director with A/V or media during events

Skills, Education and Experience

  • Strong computer processing skills, especially GSuite and Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated experience in managing meetings on videoconference software
  • Experience in managing conferences or meetings a great asset
  • Experience in database design and oversight an asset
  • Demonstrated ability in graphic design and event marketing an asset
  • Stellar written and verbal communication skills, along with editing and proofreading aptitude
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility
  • Strong organization and analytical skills, sound judgment, with attention to detail
  • Ability to operate both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated aptitude to comprehend directions to perform assignments with minimal supervision
  • High level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Four-year degree from accredited university in any major preferred
  • Awareness of maritime ministry or seafarers’ welfare is an asset
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a Christian, ecumenical setting is essential

To apply for this position, please send to Dr. Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, NAMMA ( 

  1. a brief cover letter
  2. a copy of your C.V. (resume) with relevant work experience
  3. two or three references

Consideration of applications will begin January 10, 2022.