Rachel’s Network, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is hiring a program manager to support its efforts to promote women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. The program manager will help advance the Network’s mission in the areas of membership development, educational programs, and communications. Specific responsibilities include:
Membership Development & Cultivation (30%)
- Work closely with executive director on all membership-related activities for recruitment of prospective members, orientation of new members, and cultivation and retention of current members in the eastern region of the U.S.
- Track potential members throughout the process, including researching referrals, distributing materials, and managing solicitation schedule and follow-up.
- Manage member cultivation with sensitivity toward community of women major donors.
Note member activities for publications and targeted program engagement.
- Manage database of members and prospects. Maintain accurate membership contact information, produce mailing materials, and design accompanying documents.
- Handle special correspondence related to member cultivation/relationships.
Event Planning / Educational & Leadership Programs (30%)
- Manage annual calendar of educational and networking programs for eastern region.
- Plan and coordinate Speaker Series and networking events held throughout the year in various cities. Secure guest speakers and venues, and manage event logistics. Disseminate invitations, handle RSVPs, and coordinate follow-up.
- With fellow program managers, plan and coordinate aspects of two annual membership meetings to include inviting and scheduling speakers, managing catering contracts, designing and disseminating invitations, handling RSVPs, and producing and compiling printed meeting materials.
- Facilitate board placement program, which places members on governing bodies of local, regional, and national organizations.
- Produce acknowledgements to speakers and members, and generate correspondence related to various events.
- Staff one Learning Circle, a member-led affinity group devoted to studying an issue of shared interest.
Communications / Marketing (30%)
- Produce biannual membership newsletters, including drafting content, editing articles, designing layout, and coordinating printing and distribution.
- Compile and disseminate member communications including weekly news listserv, monthly e-newsletter, and bimonthly events listing.
- Participate in ongoing updates of members-only social networking site.
- Coordinate Network website including producing, editing, and maintaining visual and written content. With a technical consultant, keep information up-to-date for membership and public use.
- Produce annual Membership Directory, including design, editing, and management of printing process.
General Administration (10%)
- Work with staff to coordinate board meetings and materials.
- Perform general administrative support, and share light office duties with fellow staff members.
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The successful candidate will possess superior organizational and people skills, be able to work independently in a small but busy environment, and focus on multiple projects at once with an eye to detail. All applicants must be available for an in-person interview.
An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
- At least two years of full-time professional experience with membership development/fundraising and event planning.
- Exceptional demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
- Graphic design skills and visual creativity.
- Outstanding time management skills to meet deadlines.
- Well-organized, extremely accurate, and detail-oriented.
- Ability to work collaboratively as team member in a small office atmosphere with initiative, self-motivation, and flexibility.
- A sense of humor balanced with an eager and committed work ethic.
- Comfort in social and professional interactions with high-net-worth funders and advocates.
- Ability to build an easy rapport with an outspoken base of members who share a commitment to environmental funding but encompass a broad range of interests and perspectives.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite. Some knowledge of design and database software a plus.
- Enthusiasm for and understanding of nonprofit, environmental, philanthropic, and women’s issues.
Salary starting in the high 30s – commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
Please email a personalized cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, résumé, design sample, and writing sample (not to exceed two pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please.