The Marijuana Policy Project is seeking a membership director to lead the organization’s membership department.
The overarching goal of this position is to make sure that all of the department’s annual objectives are sufficiently achieved. The membership director will ensure that employees and vendors are effectively working together on a project-to-project basis.
The membership director reports to MPP’s executive director, who splits his time between D.C. and Austin, Texas. The position is based in Washington, D.C.
The membership director’s responsibilities fall into three categories:
1. Management of the D.C. membership office and fundraising strategy (65%)
- Directly manage three membership coordinators and one development officer, along with three membership assistants in the D.C. office
- Regularly communicate membership department activities to the executive director, who works closely with the membership director to develop the organization’s national fundraising strategy
- Serve as the liaison between the membership department and other MPP departments
- Oversee membership mailings, fundraising events, conferences, grants, database maintenance, and donation processing
2. Management of remote development officers (25%)
- Oversee remote development officers to ensure that they are hitting fundraising goals, ensuring they are following up on existing leads and working to procure new ones
- Conduct biweekly check-ins via phone with MPP’s executive director to discuss progress of development officers with various donor targets
3. Management of outside vendors (10%)
- Work closely with vendors to grow MPP’s donor base and ensure projects are being completed in a timely manner
- Manage MPP’s relationships with outside firms to manage national email alerts and other emails, as needed
The membership director will receive a starting annual salary of $80,000 minimum (commensurate with management experience and qualifications); employer-paid health insurance plus a $50 monthly contribution to the employee’s Health Savings Account; and a Simple IRA retirement plan matched dollar-for-dollar by the employer up to 3% of the employee’s salary.
The position requires working at least 1,920 hours per year with the benefit of being able to choose one’s hours, within reason. MPP makes no distinction between federal holidays, vacation days, sick days, personal days, religious holidays, and so forth. The employee gets to choose which days he or she wants to take off, as long as those days do not interfere with the employee’s work.