EdTA has a unique opportunity for an experienced association membership professional to develop and implement strategic plans and tactics to manage member recruitment efforts. Will also monitor recruitment results, adapting strategies as needed to achieve annual goals.
Identifies and develops prospects, sharing the benefits of membership with prospects, and recruits via email, phone and onsite visits.
Coordinates with Membership Service Manager to transition prospects for inboarding.
Actively involved in the analysis and development of the annual recruitment plans and budget in light of the association’s strategic objectives.
Tracks prospect contacts and membership conversions in association management system. Creates monthly and annual results reports for management.
Collaborates with Membership Service Manager to develop strategies for retention.
Manages membership recruitment budget including monitoring, planning and forecasting, and creates monthly reports, metrics and annual results for management.
Identifies and develops membership marketing material and presentations to support achievement of goals.
Creates and manages a travel budget and exhibitor budget.
Works with membership and marketing to create materials for trade show booth and collateral materials.
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related field. Theatre and/or arts interest preferred.
Skills and Qualifications:
3 - 5 years of association membership sales or service, or association membership management experience.
Knowledge of K-12 education systems, both public and private is preferred.
Local candidate preferred; will consider remote candidate with monthly meetings in Cincinnati.
Excellent customer interface, service and relationship building skills.
Experience working remotely and/or while on the road.
Mission driven, with the ability to be a good storyteller regarding benefits of the association.
Strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills required.
Must be a self-motivated self-starter.
High end verbal and written communication skills with both coworkers, members and prospects, including excellent presentation skills.
Comfort in relating to all levels of staff, membership and diversity of personalities.
Strong attention to detail and a high level of data accuracy in all work.
Ability to prioritize a wide-ranging work load and work independently.
Ability to maintain productivity with a moderate to heavy travel schedule.
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite, association software, Concur or similar, and database experience. Also, Google search proficiency and internet prospect searching experience preferred.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 2018-1
About Educational Theatre Association
The Educational Theatre Association is an international association with more than 135,000 active members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.
EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at nearly 5,000 schools, that has inducted more than 2.3 million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also produces the International Thespian Festival and publishes Dramatics magazine for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a journal for theatre education professionals. The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.