Senior Associate for Membership

Marketing & Membership · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Marketing & Membership
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $55,000- $ 75,000

Job Title:       Senior Associate for Membership 

Reports To:   Janay Richmond, Director of Marketing and Membership 

Location:       Washington, DC or Remote 

Salary:          $55,000 – $75,000 


Overall headline (THE WHO): This person is responsible for helping to ensure NCRP has an engaged and active nonprofit membership to help us deliver on our mission. 

NCRP is hiring a senior associate for membership to help manage and expand relationships through our national nonprofit membership program. Our program is home to organizations across the country who are a part of the ecosystem of progressive social movements. Our member organizations cover issues like economic equity, health equity, Black liberation, democracy, education equity and more.  You can see a list of our current members here.   

As an organization, our goal is to empower social movement groups to persuade and pressure foundations and donors to leverage their financial and social capital to support their work, and to create opportunities for movement groups to be successful.  Our member relationships and member engagement are essential to this larger vision.   

The person in this role will lead engagement across a swath of our membership. You’ll build relationships with our members, understanding both their individual needs and how those needs intersect with collective pain points and shared goals across the membership.  You’ll then help us leverage that knowledge by leading learning experiences and advocacy opportunities that simultaneously address member needs and move the sector forward. You’ll have a chance to use your organizing and community building skills in traditional and creative ways.   

We see this position as a generalist, so please don’t feel the need to have deep knowledge or relationships in any issue area.  Also, philanthropy is often a subject matter where many have a lot to learn. If you currently only possess a basic understanding of the sector, please don’t let that prohibit you from applying either.   

With that said, if this role sounds like something you’d enjoy doing each day, we look forward to hearing from you!   


Responsibilities include (THE WHAT): 

Member Engagement and advancement (70%) 

  • You’ll be an expert on our members. Through conversations with their staff, signing up for their email lists, paying attention to their social media and/or keeping abreast of news coverage, you’ll make efforts to build relationships and to understand members’ perspective and work.  
  • You’ll be an asset to our members. Similarly, through paying attention to what’s happening in the sector and conversations with other NCRP staff, you’ll gain and deploy knowledge about funders and other philanthropy serving organizations that give grants (or whose members give grants).   
  • You’ll host amazing meetings and gatherings. You’ll organize in-person and virtual events, workshops and trainings. 
  • You’ll inspire action amongst members. You’ll motivate them to participate in NCRP driven opportunities and to advocate for changes in the sector.  
  • You’ll master virtual outreach. Utilizing our member portal (Basecamp) and email platform (Salesforce & Mailchimp) and member newsletter, you’ll keep members connected to the ins and outs of membership and philanthropy.  
  • You’ll create opportunities for members’ experiences to inform the sector for change. You’ll identify and plan for chances to educate the sector in ways that align with our members' goals and needs. For example, if we realize funders are interested in certain issue, but their analysis seems to be missing a key point that members need them to understand, the person in this role might think through utilizing opportunities like speaking engagements or articles to help convey that point to funders. 
  • You’ll work collaboratively at NCRP. You’ll work closely with others on the membership team. You’ll work across departments (primarily research, field and communications) for the benefit of membership.  You’ll keep staff informed about priorities and experiences of members to guide NCRPs work.   



Recruitment (25%) 

  • You’ll help us acquire new members. You’ll craft prospect lists, speak with nonprofits about joining the program, represent NCRP at sector events, help approve nonprofits that apply to the program, and serve as a thought partner around recruitment marketing efforts.  



Contribute to NCRP’s organizational success by keeping up with all required administrative tasks. (5%) 

  • Complete and submit timesheets and any other necessary administrative documents in a timely fashion.
  • Update Bamboo HR with requests for vacation leave, sick leave or other needed time off.   
  • Attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Attend any necessary All Staff or Department trainings.



Keys to Success in the Approach (THE HOW): 
Cultural Competence: You share our commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. You have a familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities of color in the philanthropy sector or social justice ecosystem. 

Technologically Savvy: You know which tool to use for each communication, the tone of voice to use depending on the message and the channel and how to ensure everything is sent to the right group of people. Always searching for new and better strategies and technology tools for us to do the work. 

Details MatterYou are relentless in your attention to detail and creating systems that make sense for everyone.  Not only does this help keep you organized, but others as well. You will ensure all external communication is polished – meaning accurate (right content, no misspellings, grammatical errors, etc.) 

100% Follow-through: No dropped balls! Stay on top of all specific tasks/follow-up items and general areas of work. When deadlines won’t be met, negotiate well in advance. 

Organizational Responsibility: You operate with the best interests of the organization in mind, and not simply what is best for you. 

Time Management: You can prioritize tasks in order of importance and plan out processes for others easily to follow. Your time will be stretched, but you will ensure it is strategically allocated and planned for in support of the organization 

Resourcefulness: Things can change at a rapid pace, but you adapt quickly to get the job done and assist your teammates. You are resourceful in getting tasks done through multi-tasking and with your creative thinking skills. 

Anticipates Needs: You take initiative to support others instead of waiting around for approval or direction. Demonstrate an uncanny ability to anticipate needs and complete important tasks without needing to be asked. 


Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Specific vision abilities required include ability to read printed materials and computer monitors.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


NCRP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. 



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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Marketing & Membership
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $55,000- $ 75,000