Title: Membership Director
Type: Full-Time (40 hr/wk) Senior Staff
Location: National, Supervisor is based in Cambridge, MA
Compensation: $52,500 / year
Benefits: Full benefits including healthcare, dental, retirement, and a generous vacation package.
The New Economy Coalition (NEC) seeks a talented facilitative leader to help support, grow, and enrich our network of over 200 organizations working to build and economy that democratizes wealth and power and puts people and planet first. This is a senior leadership position, responsible for tapping the collaborative potential of allied, but often siloed, groups involved in imagining, campaigning for, and building a New Economy.
The Membership Director will work as part of a collaborative and dynamic programs team, serve on the Staff Leadership Team, supervise the Network Organizer, and report to NEC’s Executive Director.
Primary responsibilities include recruiting member organizations, supporting a culture of member to member connectivity, collaboration, and leadership, ensuring the provision of high-quality member services, maintaining healthy ongoing communication between staff and network members, contributing to ongoing organizational learning and development, and participating in high-level organizational strategy and management.
NEC will accept applications for this position through December 10, 2017, ideally with a start date in late January or early February, 2018.
NEC aspires to build an inclusive and liberatory organization. We value having a diversity of life experiences, identities and perspectives on our staff. We are an equal opportunity employer.
The Membership Director will…
Support a culture of connectivity, collaboration, and member leadership by:
Playing a leading role in the planning and execution of major events including the CommonBound conference
Supporting the development and upkeep of new communications and collaboration infrastructure.
Identifying opportunities for collaboration or peer learning between members and serving as a matchmaker/network weaver.
Organizing members around common interests and needs:
Supporting the development and coordination of various working groups within the coalition.
Managing the planning and implementation of the annual members’ meeting.
Supporting members to launch and coordinate new programs and projects that leverage the collective power of NEC’s network.
Maintain healthy communication between NEC staff and members by:
Ensuring that our team is always learning about our members, attending their events, building relationships with their staff, and working to understand their unique needs.
Managing the implementation of member surveys and other data-gathering and evaluation projects.
Managing and approving regular email updates for the membership including information about NEC programs, developments within the coalition, and news from across the network.
Designing and maintaining databases for tracking member information and engagement.
Support the growth of NEC membership by:
Learning the national landscape of New Economy organizations, attending conferences and other events, and making new connections on behalf of NEC.
Managing an ongoing process of mapping the network, analyzing gaps and recruiting new members.
Managing a practice of holding informational and onboarding conversations with groups that approach NEC about joining the coalition.
Ensure the provision of high-quality services for members by:
Managing the upkeep of our open-source member communications system, events page, job board, resource page, etc.
Working with staff and coalition members to develop and implement new online tools and resources.
Working with the communications team to ensure that inspiring stories from our membership reach broad audiences through traditional media, social media, webinars, conferences, etc.
Assisting in the development of trainings, webinars, and regional meet-ups when appropriate.
Contribute to organizational learning and development by:
Staying current on relevant trends and research in network theory, community organizing, social movements, solidarity economics, climate justice and just transition, and other relevant discourses.
Participating in staff-wide training and planning processes.
Contribute to high-level organizational strategy and management by:
Serving on NEC’s Staff Leadership Team, along with the other department directors and the executive director. This team meets weekly.
Assisting in processes around budgeting, strategic planning, work-planning, and other executive functions.
Qualifications and Experience
An ideal candidate will have:
Commitment to the New Economy Coalition’s mission and work.
A minimum of 3 years experience working in New Economy organizations and/or staffing networks or coalitions.
Experience managing staff, budgets, and multiple programmatic priorities
A high level of competence in network weaving, large group facilitation, and event planning.
A strong grasp of the landscape of organizations represented in NEC’s membership.
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
A meticulous eye for details and facts.
Familiarity with online collaboration tools and at least a moderate level of comfort with projects that involve evaluating and/or commissioning software solutions.
Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
Willingness to work in collaborative teams.
Willingness to learn from mistakes, receive feedback, and give feedback to others.
Commitment to building a culture of mutual accountability, liberation, and respect.
Note: We will consider a candidate’s full range of educational, professional, and life-experience. We do not require that candidates possess any specific degrees or levels of formal educational attainment.
To apply please use this form to submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. We will be accepting applications through Sunday, December 10, 2017.