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Director of Membership

Job posted 07/19/22 – Review of applications begins 08/08/22 and continues until position is filled.

Position Title

Director of Membership

Job Classification

Full-time; Exempt

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Frequent evening and weekend hours

Reporting Relationship

Senior Vice President of Revenue Generation

Primary Accountability

The Director of Membership is responsible for developing and executing member recruitment and retention plans; managing the fulfillment and acknowledgement process; managing advertising/marketing traffic and production process and managing corporate partner activation plans.

Major Duties


  • Leads the organization’s membership recruitment and retention strategy, and actively works with all internal teams to develop, integrate and execute membership strategies to drive engagement and revenue for the organization. comprehensive understanding of the mission of the Alumni Association as it relates to the educational, research and service goals of the University with the ability to communicate the institution’s needs and priorities-both internally and externally.
  • Assists with supervision, training and evaluation of Revenue Development Coordinator and student intern(s).
  • Develops and manages annual membership program budget to support the recruitment and retention plan.


  • Works with Senior Vice President to develop, execute and track member recruitment and retention plan to increase membership at all levels and achieve annual revenue and membership goals.
  • Conducts data analysis to track and report recruitment/retention results and use for development and execution of plans.
  • Manages day-to-day membership renewals, fulfillment and acknowledgements.
  • Manages inventory and distribution of member appreciation gifts and recruitment/retention incentives.
  • Develops and maintains working knowledge of membership process in Advance, iModules and online forms.
  • Attends and represents KUAA at events applicable for member recruitment and retention.

Customer Service/Member Engagement:

  • Takes the lead in providing excellent customer service to all constituents, including but not limited to current and potential members and is a key communicator for membership topics both internally and externally.
  • Deepen engagement for current members by engaging the team in a robust retention plan.


  • Handles confidential and non-routine information.
  • Attends various Alumni Association and University events and programs as directed.
  • Other duties as required.


  • College Degree (prefer business/marketing degree) and a minimum of 3-5 years related work experience is required; experience with a university or other non-profit membership organization is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong marketing and promotional copywriting skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovative thinking.
  • Maturity, cultural depth and breadth, creativity, integrity, and initiative.
  • Knowledge of and competency in a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MS Word, Outlook, Access, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with team members from all departments, as well as externally with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • A commitment to valuing diversity, and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Strong project management skills and continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to prioritize competing tasks, accomplish objectives, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with the demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Ability to travel, and to work nights and weekends as required.

Physical/Environmental Demands

  • Frequent: sitting, hearing, listening, talking (on phone, in person), reading (including computer screens, mail), interaction with staff, alumni, students, University colleagues, vendors, donors, members and corporate partners;
  • Often: repetitive hand motion (such as typing or picking), walking;
  • Occasional: work outside normal business hours including nights and weekends; travel by car or plane to offsite meetings and events, ability to lift or have the ability to utilize reasonable available resources to maneuver up to fifty (50) pounds, and exposure to noise and temperature variances at both indoor and outdoor events.

Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy and commitment of the KU Alumni Association to prohibit discrimination in employment practices, organizational activities and provision of services on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Above and beyond discrimination/harassment based on protected characteristics, the KU Alumni Association also strives to prevent subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (like bias and stereotyping). Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place here.

The KU Alumni Association is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact Dwight Parman at or 785.864.4763.

Application Procedure:

To apply, email a letter of interest (cover letter sharing why this position is of interest to you and what skills you bring that make you an ideal candidate for this position), résumé, and names and contact information for three professional references to (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formats only). Alternatively, the requested information can be sent to KU Alumni Association, Attn. Human Resources, 1266 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS 66045.

Review of applications will begin August 8, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Due to the sensitive nature of the position, a background check is required. Employment is contingent upon background and reference checks that KU Alumni Association finds to be acceptable. If you are called for an interview, you may be asked to complete our job application and bring it with you to the interview.

Alternatively, the requested information can be sent to KU Alumni Association, Attn. Human Resources, 1266 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS 66045.