Industry Relations and Sales Representative

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons exists to enhance health and improve lives worldwide through the advancement of education and scientific exchange. With its volunteers and staff of professionals, the CNS serves over 9,100 domestic and international members. The CNS benefits program includes a generous holiday/time off policy as well as health, vision and dental coverage, ST/LT/Life, EAP, 401(k) benefits, flextime and telecommuting program.
The following staff position(s) are available. 
Industry Relations and Sales Representative
The Industry Relations and Sales Representative is responsible for direct sales of sponsorship, advertising and exhibit opportunities for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and associated organizations. Coordinates operational activities associated with advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales.
Key elements of the job description follow, but are not limited to: 
  • Primary responsibility for select corporate accounts as directed by the Manager of Corporate Development. 
  • Executes sales activities related to advertisements and sponsorships, as directed by the Manager of Corporate Development. 
  • Executes exhibit sales activities relative to subspecialty meetings managed by the CNS, primarily via cold calling, telephone follow up and through written promotional communication. 
  • Assists Manager of Corporate Development in obtaining data and materials required for corporate partner fulfillment and reports, exhibit prospectus, service kit marketing materials and correspondence for exhibit/corporate audience. 
  • Provides customer support to individual donors, industry partners, key vendor liaisons and external client contacts. 
  • Assists with onsite management of Annual Meetings and fundraising events.  
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • One - two years’ experience preferred.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication or related field required.
  • Knowledge of individual and corporate fundraising principles preferred. 
  • Strong computer and typing skills required, including expertise with Microsoft suite of software:  Outlook, Word, and Excel.  
  • Proficient in use of internet.
  • Experience with database management is required.
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with volunteer leaders.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment and tact.
  • Excellent writing, grammatical, and proofreading skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills required.
Send your cover letter indicating position of interest, resume, and salary requirements to:
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Attn:  Director, Human Resources
10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 190
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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