Job Opening: Membership and Development Manager, Asia Society

job opening - 5Institution: Asia Society
Location: New York, NY
Start date: July 3, 2013
Education requirements: 4-year degree
Posted on July 3, 2013
Start date: ASAP

Job description
Membership and Development Manager

Asia Society, a prestigious, global, educational and cultural non-profit seeks a Membership and Development Manager to manage the General Membership program’s operation and meet its fundraising goal – increase membership base of support through identifying, cultivating and soliciting new members and through upgrading and renewing current members. Direct and handle online/web fundraising.

Assist Director, Patron Programs and General Membership with development projects.


  • Manage all aspects of the General Membership program to attract new members and increase support from existing members
  • Compose solicitation and acknowledgement letters
  • Process renewal mailings
  • Enhance online membership
  • Generate ideas and tools to increase membership enrollment and revenue, including the development of online fundraising campaigns
  • Plan and implement online fundraising initiatives
  • Manage web and social network fundraising features, work with internal and external resources
  • Liaise with Asia Society Museum staff to organize spring and fall members-only exhibition openings
  • Oversee implementation of membership benefits and provide assistance to members, as required
  • Partner with Individual Giving colleagues to identify potential Patron and major gift candidates
  • Create brochures, program calendars and reminders, as necessary
  • Prepare and monitor budget to support general membership groups’ activities
  • Generate monthly reports to track membership revenue and analyze fundraising campaigns
  • Ensure General Membership database records are up-to-date
  • Interface with External Affairs teams: corporate, foundation, research, special events, database and Asia Society programmatic areas: arts and culture, education and leadership, policy and business
  • Organize volunteers as needed
  • Help with other development projects and duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4-5 years related experience preferred, with emphasis on identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working under pressure in dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, engaging others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Collegial and flexible work style
  • Professional and ethical
  • Interest in Asia
  • Some evening and weekend work required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, Raiser’s Edge/donor database system

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