Membership Manager: Grounds for Sculpture

Posted June 30th, 2015 at 9:41 am.

The Membership Manager is responsible for the overall program management, recruitment, acknowledgement, renewal, and stewardship of Grounds For Sculpture’s 4000+ members and donors.  This position includes leading the development and implementation of membership strategies, performing the tasks and meeting the goals laid out in GFS’ overall development plan.  Strategies include the implementation of new and improved membership benefits, levels, events and programs to increase membership participation and enhance membership experiences. The Membership Manager will report to the Director of Development and be part of the GFS Development team. He/she will work with the development staff on multiple fundraising initiatives (fundraisers, sponsorships, grants, donor cultivation activities) that help support GFS’ mission and financial goals.

• Develop and implement traditional fundraising techniques and new initiatives to acquire new members
• Ensures high quality records management and customer service for existing and potential members in GFS’ database, Altru; prepare quarterly reports on membership status
• Assist in the preparation and management of membership department budget; and create annual action plan that build on existing programs as well as new initiatives which will increase member participation and enhance member experiences
• Collaborate with the Marketing Department on the development of membership information delivery and collateral material – including e-mail, e-blasts, newsletters, opening invitations, brochures and other publications and mailings
• Researches, coordinates and attends all GFS Member Adventure trips (day-long and extended)
• Work with Development Director on GFS’ annual fundraiser, The Epicurean Palette
• Manages the GFS Members Lounge (scheduling coverage, tracking attendance, managing library, and overseeing facility needs)
• Coordinates all aspects of Exhibition openings, Member Preview and New Members Day with multiple GFS departments and food services
• In collaboration with the Manager of Corporate Engagement, plan new strategies for expanding corporate membership base (GFS Corporate Partner Program), and seek new sources of funding from the business community for GFS programs through formal and informal research, networking, etc.
• Work with the Membership Assistant to ensure the accuracy of member records, to maintain and expand the database of potential members and member recognition; provide supervision to the Membership Assistant
• Solicit, research and analyze new membership prospects through speaking engagements, community presentations, and private meetings
• Write and coordinate the quarterly newsletter, Newscasting; developing theme and content; coordinate with graphic designer and work with mailhouse
• Work with Manager of Volunteer Services to assign tasks to GFS volunteers in conjunction with new member recruitment, and other membership tasks

• Bachelor’s degree required; 3-5 years’ membership and/or development experience in arts related field preferred and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Computer literate and technologically proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, Power Point)
• Database management experience and knowledge of fundraising software preferred
• Familiar with a variety of non-profit development concepts, practices and procedures
• Adept at multitasking – highly organized, with great attention to detail
• Ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, Board and staff
• Ability to analyze statistical and technical data
• Excellent writing and speaking ability and strong interpersonal skills

To Apply

Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to

Education Level: BA of BS
Deadline: 07/07/2015
Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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