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1 Mar 2022

Part-Time Membership Manager

National Science Policy Network – Posted by Jenelledowling Anywhere

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Job Description

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Membership Manager

Position details: Part-time, approximately 10 hours per week, initial term April-June

Location: Remote, potential for in-person meetings or events, depending on location

Summary: Seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented, creative individual to work collaboratively to recruit, onboard, and support our members, and promote National Science Policy Network nationwide through various channels. 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

The mission of the National Science Policy Network is to engage early career STEM professionals in policy-making by fostering community, training the next generation of leaders, and empowering advocates for the role of science in society. National Science Policy Network is an independent operating project of the nonprofit umbrella organization, Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Membership Manager will serve as the creative, strategic, and tactical lead to grow and deeply engage a broad audience, including existing and potential members, alumni, and partners. The successful candidate will collaborate with staff and relevant early-career researcher-led committees to create and implement strategies, systems, and structures that welcome and guide new, existing, and alumni members, so that they can engage deeply with NSPN. This role provides an incredible opportunity for skill-building and career development across fields. The  position will begin part-time, with a 3 month initial term, and a plan to transition to a permanent role at 25 hrs/wk in July (transition dependent on funding, hours dependent on the need determined during initial term).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the point person for strategizing, implementing, coordinating and delegating diverse tasks related to member recruitment, engagement, and support.
  • Work closely with NSPN’s staff and committees and take the strategic lead to:
    • Craft and implement member recruitment campaigns, events, targeted outreach, etc., to help us reach and serve a diverse and broad audience across geographies, fields and career statuses.
    • Work to refine a consistent and supportive onboarding process to welcome new members and help them engage with our opportunities, while preserving our core value of providing members personalized attention and connection within our small, welcoming community.
    • Plan and maintain a calendar of ongoing engagement opportunities for members and alumni.
  • Work with relevant communications staff and committees to establish appropriate NSPN branding for recruitment and onboarding materials.
  • Track and coordinate communications with new, existing, and alumni members through our member database and create processes that make it easier to support and engage members in NSPN programming and professional development.
  • Engage with other science policy and advocacy organizations to connect early-career researchers with NSPN nationwide. 
  • Potential support for communications and development as needed.

ARE YOU OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE?

We welcome people with diverse identities, experiences and perspectives to apply. Strong candidates will also possess many, but not necessarily all, of the following.

You might possess:

Past experience:

  • Organizing, campaigning or engaging community in other unique ways
  • Working in communications and/or marketing in a nonprofit setting
  • Managing programs, including participant recruitment or engagement
  • Leading clubs or groups and supporting members
  • Supporting students and/or student groups in a university setting

Qualifications:

  • First and foremost, a passion for NSPN’s mission and vision and enthusiasm for science policy and advocacy. 
  • Ability to effectively and enthusiastically represent NSPN to broad audiences.
  • Commitment to centering equity, inclusion and justice. 
  • Project, process, and people management skills; able to juggle many priorities.
  • Ability to delegate tasks, support others, and take instruction.
  • Flexibility and comfort with experimentation, iteration, and change.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently  with minimal direction.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize time/tasks and navigate challenges as they arise.
  • Demonstrated strong written communication, with skill in tailoring language to a range of platforms and audiences in creative and meaningful ways.
  • Thoughtful, clear, and concise communication with colleagues.
  • Experience/enthusiasm for sustaining strong partnerships within STEM communities, ideally in the context of recruitment and/or member support.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • High level of familiarity and comfort with Google apps, Slack, Zoom and other online collaboration and communication platforms.
  • Experience or interest in working with social media platforms and analytics, particularly Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Interest in graphic design, and ideally some experience, aptitude or training in visual design principles and branding.

COMPENSATION:

Part-time, ~10 hours/week, $30/hour, retirement matching benefits (up to 3.5%). The position would be eligible for full benefits if/when it transitions to ≥25 hrs/wk.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

The position may require some short-distance travel, and attendance of in-person recruiting and/or networking events when events are held within driving distance of the successful candidate’s place of residence.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Multiplier and the National Science Policy Network celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Multiplier and NSPN are also committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. Multiplier and NSPN prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factor.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send us your résumé/CV and one-page cover letter to apply@scipolnetwork.org with “Membership Manager” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in this position, and describe your relevant experience and qualifications. We respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.

Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: advocacy, membership, science policy, and STEM. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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