Membership Coordinator, Performing Arts Centers

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 09, 2022
Dec 09, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Membership Coordinator, Performing Arts Centers, College of Visual and Performing ArtsThe George Mason University, Performing Arts Centers within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, seeks qualified applicants for a Membership Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:The Membership Coordinator (Performing Arts Centers) will grow the membership of the College's two performing arts venues: the Center for the Arts (Fairfax Campus) and the Hylton Performing Arts Center (Science and Technology Campus). Reporting to the CVPA Director of Development, the Membership Coordinator will work with the CVPA and Hylton Center Development teams, colleagues in the College and George Mason University, as well as donors, volunteers, and patrons. The Membership Coordinator will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and growth of the Centers' membership base and will assist in the creation and implementation of annual and strategic plans for each Centers' membership programs. The position will lead the planning of annual/special membership-related events, and will coordinate with leadership of the Friends of the Center for the Arts volunteer board and Hylton Center Membership Committee. The position will be evaluated by the College based on membership growth and lead generation for major gifts.Responsibilities:Direct appeal annual giving development of the Friends of the Center for the Arts and the Friends of the Hylton Center, to include data analysis and growth of donor base, strategic event oversight, stewardship, and marketing/communications;Support the membership of the Grand Tier Society and Copper Circle members & prospects ($1,000+/year);Generate prospects for major gift development by senior Development staff;Coordinate with team to oversee/grow stewardship of Friends membership bases;Serve as the liaison for the Friends of the Center for the Arts Board and Friends of the Hylton membership committee;Act as an ambassador to the community for the Centers to attract more patrons and members;Support the communications needs of the volunteers regarding the newsletters;Coordinate with operations and marketing staff to plan and implement the Season Preview at both venues, annual appreciation events, and other annual/special events;Provide onsite management as needed of membership-focused events and performances, including volunteer management oversight for performance presence; andAssist as needed in University and College development events, programs, and activities, many of which occur on weekends and evenings.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;Demonstrated development experience (typically 2+ years);Demonstrated success in development, including membership programs;Demonstrated success in working with volunteers;Excellent project management skills;Proven ability to work creatively and independently;Proven written and verbal communication skills to help promote the Centers among diverse constituencies;Ability to spend time at each Center (Center for the Arts - Fairfax Campus & Hylton Center - Science and Technology Campus) and work flexible hours aligning with events, along with some travel;Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office Suite and cloud storage services to facilitate sharing of files and documents; andProven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adept at problem-solving.Preferred Qualifications:Annual fund/membership experience in an arts organization;Experience in higher education/performing arts organization; andStrengths in analytics and testing strategies to grow base.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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