Open Positions

Position Title: Communications Associate
Reports To: Director of Communications

A full-time staff position to provide support to the Director of Communications and other departments, as required, which includes the production of the association’s monthly and quarterly publications, administering webinars and assisting with new and ongoing projects/initiatives.

Position Responsibilities:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manages the in-house production of monthly and quarterly newsletters, to include development of timeline, editing and/or writing, formatting/layout, obtaining reprint permission (if necessary) and electronic distribution.
  • Work with association staff/leadership to ensure communications uphold CRSI’s messaging, tone, style, and branding guidelines and rework submitted content to clarify message, ensuring it maintains CRSI’s voice accordingly.
  • Manages development, maintenance, and updating of content placed on the CRSI web site and social media outlets to continually enhance Institute marketing efforts.
  • Monitor trade and industry media for member news and information.
  • Administers CE/PDH webinars, certificates, surveys and broadcasting.
  • Manages course credit administration and support.
  • Provides support and handles the day-to-day administration of the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Assists in CRSI HONORS program as required.
  • Work with Member Services Department to collect, organize, collate, print, and ship materials for conferences/meetings.
  • Assists in planning of national marketing program and various allied organizations in coordination with CRSI Region Managers.
  • Liaison for IT support with vendor.

General Office Tasks:

  • Phone/website support including Rebar U registration and webstore purchases.
  • Product fulfillment/inventory audit.
  • Daily processing of new individual signups to website.
  • Provides support for internal and external mailings.
  • Backup support for office staff and Member Services.
  • Bachelors Degree; Communications or English major preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years related experience; experience in association/membership organization desirable.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Competency in Microsoft Office.
  • Desktop and digital publishing experience essential.
  • Working knowledge of website CMS and HTML 5 desired; Dreamweaver a plus.
  • Planning, organization and prioritization capabilities required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and customer-service orientation.

Schaumburg, Illinois.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. CRSI also offers a competitive benefits package to all employees including vacation, insurance, and potential educational assistance
Please send resume and or inquiries to if you are interested in joining our team!



Position Title: Western Region Manager (California)
Reports To: President and CEO

A full-time “home-based” staff position to positively impact the use of steel reinforced concrete construction in buildings and other target markets. Responsibilities include implementation of national market development plans as well as developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate regional strategic plans for market development and member services. The region manager reports to the President and CEO and serves as the primary CRSI staff contact responsible for all market development and region business.

Position Responsibilities:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Maximize the market share of reinforcing steel usage within the region, reporting activity and success measures as appropriate.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain regional strategic plans for market development and member services with measurable objectives.
  • Serve as the primary CRSI staff contact responsible for all market development and region and chapter business.
  • Develop and maintain accurate databases of contact information on Architect, Engineers, Contractors, Owners and Developers, and prospective members within the region. Maintain this information in the CRSI Customer Relationship Management database.
  • Participate in CRSI national activities through committee membership, document review, and national plan development.

Regional Program Tasks:

  • Conduct presentations and workshops aimed at Architect/Engineering/Construction firms, and other specifiers to promote in target markets of buildings, or other markets as identified in the national and region strategic plans (i.e., bridges, pavements).
  • Produce regional information for use in internal CRSI newsletters and external outreach newsletters aimed at specifiers within the region.
  • Provide assistance to designers and contractors. Be a resource for concrete design information. Promote industry design tools and services as appropriate.
  • Conduct ongoing market research within the region to monitor perceptions and to set up programs that are meaningful and educational.
  • Presentations to professional groups such as: ACI Chapters, state structural engineer associations, and local AIA Chapters, etc.
  • Utilize CRSI chapter seminars to reach local designers, and develop a speaker’s bureau for regional use.
  • Present information and be a resource for key Engineering and Architectural Schools in the Region, and be in contact with key University Professors.
  • Maintain relationships with Departments of Transportation in the region; maintain database of key DOT contacts.
  • Foster partnering with allied groups—concrete contractors, cement shippers, local concrete promotion councils, structural engineering associations, state ready-mixed concrete associations, concrete pavers (ACPA chapters), and others. Set up and conduct joint programs and get commitments for joint funding where appropriate.
  • Conduct specific project promotion where appropriate. Track and follow major projects in the conceptual or design phase. Provide additional resources or feasibility studies from allied organizations, as necessary.
  • Membership and member services duties to include: regional newsletter for members, recruitment of non-members, coordinate chapter and regional meetings, coordinate various member services, manage regional and chapter funds. And such other duties as may be required from time to time.
Educational adn Professional Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields: Civil or Structural Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management. Professional registration, or the ability to obtain professional registration, is desirable.
  • Minimum of five to ten years of experience in structural design or construction management is highly recommended.
  • A background in bridge and/or highway design or construction is desirable but not required.
  • Market development experience and/or familiarity with trade association promotion programs.
  • Experience in public speaking, sales presentations, or project promotion strongly desired.
  • Job responsibilities require skills in providing promotion, education, technical assistance, communication, member services and coordination of region activities.

This is a home-based position located specifically in California with a strong preference to a location near a major metropolitan market; Position will require a minimum of 50% travel within the Region as well as select National travel.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. CRSI also offers a competitive benefits package to all employees including vacation, insurance, and potential educational assistance
Qualified interested candidates should submit their credentials to