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Director of Membership

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, analytical, and customer-focused individual to serve as Director of Membership. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director. 


About the Position 

The Director of Membership is responsible for the management and administration of ASABE’s activities to support and retain current members, attract new members, oversee our awards programs, and support section and chapter engagement. This includes evaluating current member programs and services, developing and implementing marketing strategies, and creating new programs and services to meet evolving member needs. The Director is responsible for ensuring that ASABE membership programs and services meet defined organizational goals, including financial objectives. The position’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and implement membership marketing strategies, including promotional campaigns and recruitment and retention activities. 
  • Develop evaluation methods for these strategies and use these data to inform future efforts and ASABE leadership. 
  • Serve as ex-officio secretary to the Membership Development Council (MDC) and maintain a close working relationship to provide support and guidance to the MDC and its related committees, communities, geographic units, sections, and student branches. 
  • Identify opportunities and trends for membership and organizational growth. 
  • Collaborate with other ASABE staff directors on projects impacting membership. 
  • Administer and enhance current member benefits such as the Career Center, Continuing Education Center, insurance programs, and other affinity benefits and services. 
  • Supervise and lead the related activities of employees within the Membership department. 
  • Oversee annual membership dues renewal cycle. 
  • Support member-driven committees on accreditation and Professional Engineer licensure issues. 


Work Experience 

  • At least 7 years of experience working in membership for a non-profit, academic, or member-based organization or equivalent. 
  • A minimum of 3 years in a leadership role with demonstrated ability to lead a team of membership professionals. 
  • Experience with strategy creation and performance analysis for recruitment, retention, and other membership activities. 
  • High-level experience with data management and analysis, and use of data to inform strategies and activities. 
  • Financial analysis experience, including revenue and expense monitoring and reconciliation and budget development. 
  • Experience working collaboratively with peers across internal departments, and with elected and volunteer leadership. 
  • Experience working with volunteers and a demonstrated ability to attend to the needs of international members. 


Desired Qualifications 

  • A passion for delivering customer service excellence and building relationships. 
  • Keen analytical abilities and expertise in data-based decision making and management. 
  • Stellar written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and familiarity with membership database software (iMIS preferred) and website management. 
  • Knowledge of the engineering mindset. 
     

ASABE offers a competitive salary, great benefits package, collegial work environment, and a wonderful location on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan in southwest Michigan. Position requires some travel. ASABE is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation. Email resume and cover letter to asabeHR@asabe.org. No telephone calls please. 

Development Specialist

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Development Specialist. This is a part-time position (20-25 hours per week) reporting to the Executive Director. 


About the Position 

The Development Specialist provides a major role in raising financial support for the ASABE Foundation and ASABE initiatives and activities. In this role, the individual is responsible for initiating and cultivating relationships with ASABE members and donor prospects that will lead to major gift charitable contributions. 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Implement and revise the fundraising plan in concert with the Foundation Development Committee to meet Foundation goals and support ASABE fundraising activities. 
  • Lead the creation of marketing materials, including social media and advertising campaigns to promote giving including estate gifts. 
  • Maintain an active donor database. 
  • Oversee fundraising events at the Annual International Meeting and other ASABE events. 
  • Solicit, meet and keep in close contact with key donors -- both individual and corporate. 
  • Provide regular reports on development activity to the Foundation Board and the Development Committee. 
  • Manage the development budget to ensure the best return on investment. 
  • Support the increasing visibility of ASABE as a destination for charitable giving among non-members and the public at large. 


Desired Qualifications 

  • Collaborative, creative networker with stellar written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience with designing and implementing fundraising campaigns. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in a fundraising role. 
  • Adhere to Foundation policies and procedures. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office. Website management experience and fundraising software familiarity a plus. 


ASABE offers a collegial work environment, and a wonderful location on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan in southwest Michigan. Position requires some travel. ASABE is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation.

Email resume and cover letter to asabeHR@asabe.org. No telephone calls please.