The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is seeking a Membership and Diversity Program Manager to serve as ESA’s leading voice for all membership campaigns and engagement strategies, including creating new diversity, equity and inclusivity initiatives. Working with staff and volunteer committees, ESA seeks a candidate to evaluate the current environment and create programs to promote diversity in the society and science overall.
In this new position, you will be able to create new DEI programs for all segments in the society, helping to establish ESA as a leading example to our members of implementing diversity and inclusion programs at their own institutions.
The ESA is a scholarly membership society founded in 1889 that serves the professional needs of entomologists and related disciplines. ESA has over 7,000 members and an annual meeting that attracts more than 3,500 attendees.
RESPONSIBILITIES The primary duties of this staff position are divided into two key areas:
Staff Liaison with the Student, Early-Career Professionals and Diversity and Inclusion Committees to set upcoming priorities including expanding our new member on-boarding initiatives
Create and host trainings, workshops and webinars on DEI, including an annual volunteer leadership training and staff trainings.
Update our awards program to reduce bias in the nomination and review process
Launch our 5-year DEI survey to our members, create and manage shorter surveys taking the pulse of members and expand our collection of member demographics
Host quarterly new member webinars/chats for deeper engagement/connection to the society
Engage with partner organizations to collaborate on existing mentoring programs and over time developing our own programs
Assist the Leadership Development Committee in creating plans for diverse leaders
Partner with the publications department to ensure that ESA’s publishing policies are as inclusive as possible
Serve as ESA’s representative with the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM
In close coordination with the Member Services and Data Operations Manager and the communications department, serve as the staff manager to plan, and execute overall membership recruitment and retention strategies for the Society.
In coordination with the Director of Membership and the Membership and Data Operations Manager, develop annual membership targets, strategies and budgets as they relate to the growth of the society.
Serves as the department’s liaison with the communications department to develop membership marketing plans, integrated campaigns and timelines for promotional efforts, maximizing membership recruitment and member growth.
Manage and evaluate the new member onboarding process, updating communications throughout the year to maximize engagement.
Continually review membership benefits and offerings for all member classes; identify and implement new value for members where needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required
5-7 -years of association management experience, including developing new member programs.
Proven track record of successfully conceptualizing, tracking and evaluating new initiatives/programs.
Excellent customer service skills; strong interpersonal and organizational skills, especially in working with Board leadership, committees, and members
Effective writing and communication skills; attentive to details
Ability to handle multiple overlapping activities and work under pressure, establish schedules, meet deadlines, manage budgets
Ability to analyze and solve problems and make decisions, both independently and in conjunction with others
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge of Drupal website functionality and Association Anywhere a plus
Certified Association Executive (CAE) or similar credential a plus
Though the winning candidate is preferably in proximity to ESA’s Annapolis, MD headquarters, highly-qualified candidates in a remote, work-from-home situation will be considered. Please respond with resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Telecommuting is allowed.
About Entomological Society of America
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is a scholarly membership society founded in 1889 that serves the professional needs of entomologists and related disciplines. ESA has over 7,000 members and an annual meeting that attracts more than 3,500 attendees.