Organization Information: The Florida Swimming Pool Association is a trade association for the swimming pool industry with 700+ member companies in 14 active chapters. FSPA provides educational courses for industry professionals, produces an annual industry trade show, and acts as the consumer resource for finding professionals in the swimming pool industry. The association provides government relations representation on behalf of its members to the Florida Building Commission and the Construction Industry Licensing Board as well as other legislative bodies that regulate the swimming pool industry in Florida such as the Department of Health and local building departments.
Job Summary: Swimming pool contractors are required to obtain 14 hours of continuing education credits during each two-year renewal cycle by the state of Florida. FSPA is an approved provider of continuing education through the state and currently offers around 100 different courses to industry professionals throughout the year, including at our annual tradeshow. These courses require maintenance and updating, new instructors and there is new course development needed.
This role must develop a solid understanding of the swimming pool industry in order to be successfully responsible for the administration of state approved continuing education courses and certification programs. They will also work with instructors and volunteers to develop new courses, and maintain existing course material relevance. This individual will create workforce development programming and administer and grow participation in the state approved apprenticeship program. They will also participate in our annual tradeshow development and course offerings, scheduling, as well as attend the show and ensure the success of our educational courses during the tradeshow timeline.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide professional adult education consultation and leadership with the goal of providing the best quality content and programming
Maintain provider-ship with the CILB and other state organizations as required; process continuing education credits for submission to the state
Develop new continuing education courses and update and renew existing continuing education courses
Work with industry professionals to cultivate new instructors
Manage committees and provide support for committee meetings and conference calls
Manage all communications with speakers from sending speaker invitations, gathering bios, photos, and session syllabi to maintain compliance with deadlines and presentation needs
Manage certification courses including manual and workbook production; coordination of event(s); instructor management; collection of fees; processing of tests and certificates
Manage and grow participation in both the workforce development and apprenticeship programs within the state college approved guidelines
Explore developing revenue producing programs that have measurable value to the membership
Explore opportunities for online and virtual education programs and set timelines for implementation
Provide guidance to education administrative support staff on educational programming work
Other duties as assigned
Required Competencies and Experience:
Two years of experience in a related field
Ability to work independently
Excellent communications skills with a customer service focus
Ability to work with a team and build relationships
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
Ability to travel within the state of Florida; with occasional work evenings and weekends
Understand and uphold FSPA’s code of ethics and mission of advancing Florida’s swimming pool industry.
This position is eligible for full benefits, which include a technology package, paid vacation and sick time, paid holidays, employer paid health insurance, low cost dental and vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with company match, and an accidental death and life insurance plan.
FSPA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, biological sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identification, pregnancy, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Florida Swimming Pool Association serves as the coordinating organization for 16 local FSPA Chapters.
FSPA provides government relations representation on behalf of its members to the Florida Building Commission and the Construction Industry Licensing Board as well as other legislative bodies that regulate the swimming pool industry in Florida such as the Department of Health.
The Association provides educational courses for industry professionals, produces an annual industry trade show, and acts as the consumer resource for finding reliable professionals in the swimming pool industry.
Mission: Advancing Florida’s swimming pool industry.