Are you an experienced Membership professional ready to elevate an influential design association to the next level? Are you looking for the opportunity to contribute to membership recruitment and retention strategy in a newly created role you can make your own? Do you thrive in a setting with smart, collaborative team members in a virtual environment?
If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!
AIGA, the professional association for design is the largest and most influential design association in the United States. 18,000 members strong with 75 local and regional chapters, and 200 student groups on college campuses nationwide—AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.
AIGA’s national office is located in New York City, however, 100% telecommuting (remote) from a U.S. location is possible with the requirement to be in the NYC office once per month for team workshops and meetings.
We are currently seeking a dynamic Director of Membership with five or more years of membership management experience to join our team. The ideal candidate will be community focused and service oriented with the drive to meet and exceed our annual revenue goals.
You will drive, develop and execute the overall membership department strategy, while continually analyzing membership performance. Collaborating with marketing, sponsorship, programs, and other internal teams and working closely with the AIGA Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Director of Membership will develop an annual budget and business plan for member acquisition, engagement, and retention for optimal revenue generation.
As primary leadership for all aspects of new member growth, the Director of Membership reports directly to the Executive Director, and will lead and mentor two technically savvy membership team members with the goal of elevating member value, enhancing awareness of the AIGA brand, and advancing our mission.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
A remote work environment
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
Short-term & long-term disability insurance
Life and AD&D insurance
403B Retirement Account
Generous PTO, holiday schedule
A collaborative work setting with smart and goal-oriented professionals
Opportunity to join a growing organization and expand your skills
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Create annual budget and business plan. Using a data-driven approach and an analytical skill set, develop and implement new strategies to increase the Membership program’s profitability and efficiency.
Collaborate with colleagues in administration and integration of AIGA’s association management system (AMS) Fonteva to optimize user experience and ensure accuracy of data and reporting.
Continually review and analyze Membership performance and activities to inform and determine AIGA’s member communication strategy and elevate the value and benefits of membership
With the Senior Director of Communications, develop membership marketing materials, digital communications for web and email campaigns to support member acquisition, renewals, and upgrades.
Proactively develop and engage in projects aimed at increasing membership and improving overall member satisfaction and retention.
Implement new procedures aimed at improving department efficiency and profitability.
Lead and mentor a technically savvy and data-driven team responsible for multi-channel membership engagement, fulfillment, and service.
Evaluate and recommend new member pricing strategies while maintaining quarterly revenue projections
With the Director of Corporate Relations, develop partnerships and opportunities that support and deliver value to AIGA’s members
WHAT WE REQUIRE:
Bachelor’s degree with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional customer service skills, with a membership-focused mindset
High degree of organizational skills to manage processes, systems, and timeline for all membership communications.
Knowledge of best practices and current trends in membership retention and growth
Demonstrated success managing a membership department
Minimum of 5+ years of management-level experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
Vision, energy, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit
Ability to work well in a virtual team environment is essential
Computer proficiency (Microsoft, Apple, Google office products), association management systems (Salesforce, Fonteva).
Ability to travel to national AIGA offices, events and/or conferences
AIGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit us a AIGA.org for more information. No phone calls, please.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Please submit a cover letter with your resume and salary expectations. Salary commensurate with experience.
AIGA, the professional association for design, has been the leading membership organization for designers since 1914, currently with with 70+ chapters across the United States. We serve the design community through a variety of conferences, scholarship opportunities and professional development activities.