Membership Engagement Manager

Women In International Security (WIIS) is seeking a talented professional to lead the recruitment and cultivation of our growing membership base of supporters, institutional partners, national chapters, and international affiliates.

You are the right candidate if you are mission-driven and poised. You display the commitment, experience, and drive to provide the WIIS network with the best service possible, enhancing its worldwide respected status. As a critical member of WIIS’ small but rapidly growing team, you intuitively understand how to strike the right balance between working independently and collaboratively. You are eager to innovate and create for the benefit of your work and the entire organization as it embarks on an ambitious plan for growth, professionalization, and diversification.

WIIS is operating on a hybrid basis. Preference will be given to candidates in the D.C. area who can attend in-person at least one day per week of meetings and events. You must be authorized to work in the U.S.

The role reports to the President & CEO, with duties including:

  • Recruiting, sustaining, and retaining WIIS’ global members and institutional partners, and in doing so, realizing revenue streams.
  • Initiating new peer-to-peer engagement initiatives to enable collaboration and skills-building, such as mentorship programs and professional development training.
  • Establishing and onboarding new national chapters and international affiliates.
  • Developing targeted campaigns to increase WIIS’ membership base and donor contributions.
  • Identifying member-exclusive incentives, such as discounts on merchandise, training, courses, and conferences.
  • Providing regular communications and support for WIIS’ Chapters & Affiliates, holding monthly global calls, hybrid events, and an annual global convening.
  • Overseeing and strengthening systems for data collection to help guide membership engagement strategies.
  • Maintaining membership and donor data with the utmost attention to accuracy, confidentiality, timeliness, and transparency.
  • Creating content for social media, web pages, newsletters, annual reports, and grant proposals/reports.
  • All other tasks assigned by the manager

Qualifications: Please do not be deterred from applying for this position if you do not satisfy every requirement or qualification. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Relevant educational background, such as a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in international affairs, women’s leadership, gender equality, or communications.
  • Experience in non-profit organizations, particularly in membership, network-building, communications, fundraising, event planning, and donor relations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience providing clear and positive guidance to many audiences.
  • Superb relationship builder with excellent follow-through; Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and stakeholders.
  • Highly motivated self-starter and problem solver with a strong work ethic.
  • Experience managing people and programs with attention to detail and timeliness in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience with Salesforce, MS Office Suite, and social media platforms. Familiarity with design software like Canva or Adobe is also a plus. 

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, beginning with at least $45,000 for a four-day work week. The generous benefits package includes annual, sick, and holiday leave, access to a healthcare reimbursement account, a 401(K) with company match, and disability insurance.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 19, 2022. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to [email protected] with the subject line “Membership Engagement Manager Application.”

About WIIS: WIIS (pronounced “wise”) is an international professional development network with members in nearly 50 countries. Committed to advancing women’s leadership and achieving gender equality, WIIS publishes research, conducts training, and convenes policy forums that bridge the gap between gender and today’s critical security issues.

Over the last 35 years, WIIS helped the international community recognize and commit to including women in peace and security decision-making at all levels. WIIS’ efforts resulted in new and expanding opportunities for women, with an increased presence in foreign and defense affairs and representation at the highest levels of private and public service. Our network has helped members become Ambassadors, Foreign Ministers, Secretary of State, Special Representatives, and Defense Ministers in the United States, the European Union, NATO, and leading Fortune 500 companies. In turn, WIIS members provide mentorship and support so that the next generation of women will achieve equal and meaningful representation in the peace and security sector.

WIIS is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our staff, volunteers, program participants, and community. WIIS seeks and values diversity and inclusion in its activities and encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other historically underrepresented groups to apply. WIIS will not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, and other terms or conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, political affiliation, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.