Position Summary:

In accordance with the Visit Anchorage mission, this position works under the supervision of the President & CEO (in temporary capacity as VP, Destination Services), and works independently to obtain and retain members, sell advertising in all forms, participate in delivering member events, exercising initiative and judgment on a regular basis.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Will proactively increase member sales and retention.  Develops new member leads and conducts membership sales presentations to qualified potential members.  This individual will establish relationships with member businesses through email contact, personal on-site visits and/or through telephone contact.  The individual will assist members with maximizing the value of their membership by ensuring that information in their profile is up-to-date; encouraging them to participate in member events; providing information on marketing tools, educational opportunities and networking opportunities available through their membership.  This person will also ensure that membership dues are paid in a timely manner by following structured billing and collections procedures. 

  • Responsible for print and online ad sales on Anchorage.net and in the Anchorage Visitors Guide, Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Meeting Planner Guide and other Visit Anchorage products and publications.  Fully explains benefits and procedures of advertising to members and assists members in selecting appropriate advertising opportunities. Prepares and executes contracts including the timely collection of payment.

  • Secures sponsorships for Visit Anchorage events and promotions including the Annual Seymour Awards Banquet, Charity Open House and other member events. 

  • Works with Membership team and other departments in delivering quality member events and programs, including monthly luncheons, orientations, business exchanges, annual banquet, open house, Frontline Trade Show, and other Visit Anchorage events.

  • Contribute to the annual plan and goals, executes and practices budget control for specific projects as assigned

  • Model the Visit Anchorage Core Values in the performance of all job functions

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • At least three years of in-depth sales experience and skills in a tourism focused and/or membership driven organization or other relevant experience

  • In-depth knowledge of varied requirements and characteristics of client base including Visit Anchorage members and local and regional business

  • Demonstrated effective time management skills, organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and ability to manage multiple projects

  • Excellent oral communication skills and ability to speak one-on-one or to groups, in person as well as by phone; work requires people interaction skills, heavy public contact, and ability to work with numerous personalities, crowds and pressure

  • Excellent written communication skills to compose, edit and proof advertisements, copy, business correspondence, and reports

  • Advanced computer skills with a major emphasis on file maintenance including working knowledge of MS Windows, MS Office 2013,  CRM software (Simpleview), and other relevant software

  • Working knowledge of, and ability to perform basic troubleshooting for, standard office equipment including, fax machines, phones, copier, and scanners

  • Analytical ability necessary to handle moderately complex administrative details, such as preparing special reports by combining data from several different sources and scheduling and planning work around others

  • Position requires commitment to, knowledge of, and passion for Visit Anchorage programs and Anchorage product

  • Ability to type 45 wpm with accuracy

  • Work requires a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.  Position may require the ability to travel occasionally, carrying and lifting luggage and promotional materials (approx. 50 lbs.), standing at events, assembling displays and materials, and packing needed materials.

  • Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.

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To apply, download and complete this application form, then send it  along with a resume and cover letter to Human Resources Manager Nedra Anderson: nanderson@anchorage.net.