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Membership & Engagement Coordinator

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to search@nlgja.org, with the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please; applicants who bypass the recruitment process will not be considered.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists seeks a Membership & Engagement  Coordinator for immediate hire in Washington, DC. This position is not eligible for remote or telework.

The Membership & Engagement Coordinator is responsible for membership recruitment and retention; member engagement; and, chapter relations. They must be comfortable connecting regularly with members via phone and electronic communication, and recruiting community stakeholders. The Membership & Engagement Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and works in tandem with fellow NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists staff to execute various programs and deliverables.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is a nonpartisan, journalist-led association working within the news media to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues. We promote diverse and inclusive workplaces by holding the news industry accountable and providing education, professional development and mentoring. The members of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists are reporters, photojournalists, editors, producers, columnists, bloggers, communications professionals and students, as well as friends and allies. Our members work in news organizations across the United States and across all forms of media. Learn more at nlgja.org.

This position requires the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, excellent interpersonal skills, a strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills, and a professional image.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute membership outreach, growth, and retention messaging, campaigns and materials.
  • Maintain the membership database on a daily basis in order to ensure accurate, complete and up-to-date membership records and data integrity.
  • Regularly create reports and collect data surrounding member demographics and recruitment/retention goals for the Executive Director, Board of Directors and Chapter Leaders.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to chapter leadership.
  • Execute select programs as assigned, including Mentorships, Scholarships and Job Board.
  • Forge and manage mission-driven collaborative initiatives, partnerships and agreements that support and enhance strategic membership goals with corporate ERG’s and industry stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain regular communication with, and respond to requests from, association members, partners, chapters and leadership.
  • Partner with and support marketing staff to develop materials and messaging that communicates and amplifies the association’s mission-driven programming initiatives and member resources.
  • Administer office responsibilities, including monitoring voicemail and general inbox.
  • Serve as a steward for the association’s mission and programs when recruiting members.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to work in the Washington, DC headquarters
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills including MS Office
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Resourceful, diligent, flexible, and responsive to others needs
  • Self-starter, with the ability to manage multiple collaborative projects, and meet deadlines
  • Enjoy creating relationships with members and key stakeholders via phone, in writing and in person
  • Willingness to travel; occasional mandatory travel for convention and board meetings

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in member recruitment, sales, communication, or customer service 
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable professional experience
  • Sound understanding of standard budget accounting procedures
  • Evidence of the ability to prioritize efficiently, coordinate with volunteers and develop creative solutions
  • Previous nonprofit or association-related experience preferred
  • Experience using association database

 

Employee Benefits

  • Health and dental insurance plan
  • Optional 401k plan with employer match
  • Paid select federal holidays, as well as vacation and sick leave accrual

 

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to search@nlgja.org, with the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please; applicants who bypass the recruitment process will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists follows an equal opportunity employment policy, and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, physical characteristics and marital status.

Programs Coordinator

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to search@nlgja.org, with the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please; applicants who bypass the recruitment process will not be considered.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists seeks a Programs Coordinator for immediate hire in Washington, DC. This position is not eligible for remote or telework.

The Programs Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing the association’s various programs. They must have excellent organization and time-management skills, and an ability to keep key stakeholders and partners on track. The Programs Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and works in tandem with fellow NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists staff to execute various programs and deliverables.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is a nonpartisan, journalist-led association working within the news media to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues. We promote diverse and inclusive workplaces by holding the news industry accountable and providing education, professional development and mentoring. The members of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists are reporters, photojournalists, editors, producers, columnists, bloggers, communications professionals and students, as well as friends and allies. Our members work in news organizations across the United States and across all forms of media. Learn more at nlgja.org. 

This position requires the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, excellent interpersonal skills, a strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills, and a professional image.

Position Responsibilities

  • Direct and administer programming initiatives and deliverables, including project planning, budgeting, monitoring, data tracking and reporting.
  • Administer multiple programs as assigned, including Excellence in Journalism Awards, Fellowships, Webinars, Newsroom Outreach, Speakers Bureau, etc.
  • Coordinate aspects of annual Student Conference and National Convention, including collecting session descriptions and speaker information, and scheduling events.
  • Forge and manage mission-driven collaborative initiatives, partnerships and agreements that support and enhance the association’s strategic programmatic goals.
  • Develop and execute strategies and deliverables that advance the association’s programs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programming and conduct needs assessments to ensure program success.
  • Maintain regular communication with staff and stakeholders regarding necessary deadlines and deliverables.
  • Partner with and support marketing staff to develop materials and messaging that promotes program requirements and deadlines.
  • Administer office responsibilities, including monitoring voicemail and general inbox.
  • Serve as a steward for the association’s mission and programs at events and in communications with key stakeholders.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to work in the Washington, DC headquarters
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills including MS Office and Google Suite
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Resourceful, diligent, flexible, and responsive to others’ needs
  • Self-starter, with the ability to manage multiple collaborative projects, and meet deadlines
  • Enjoy creating relationships with partners and key stakeholders via phone, in writing and in person
  • Willingness to travel; occasional mandatory travel for convention and board meetings

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience working with nonprofit programs, or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable professional experience
  • Sound understanding of standard budget accounting procedures
  • Evidence of the ability to prioritize efficiently, coordinate with volunteers and develop creative solutions 
  • Previous nonprofit or association-related experience preferred
  • Experience using association database

 

Employee Benefits

  • Health and dental insurance plan
  • Optional 401k plan with employer match
  • Paid select federal holidays, as well as vacation and sick leave accrual

 

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to search@nlgja.org, with the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please; applicants who bypass the recruitment process will not be considered. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists follows an equal opportunity employment policy, and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, physical characteristics and marital status.