The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks a Membership Engagement Coordinator to support its membership engagement initiative. The Academy’s more than 5,600 members include some of the world’s most distinguished citizens in academia, business, government, and philanthropy. The Academy brings its members together through projects, publications, programs, and meetings to address intellectual and policy issues and develop ways to translate knowledge into action. The membership engagement initiative seeks to deepen the participation of members in these activities and create new opportunities for involvement.
The Coordinator reports to the Director of Membership Engagement and collaborates with staff across the Academy to plan, implement, and track member activities.
Provide support for member engagement events, including producing invitations, tracking responses, preparing meeting materials, creating budgets, arranging logistics, corresponding with presenters and participants, coordinating with the Events department, providing on-site event management as needed, and implementing post-event surveys or other follow-up.
Support the work of local program committees, including scheduling meetings, preparing materials, organizing logistical details, communicating with leaders and participants, and coordinating follow through.
Draft, edit, and proofread correspondence, remarks, briefing materials, presentations, and reports.
Track member engagement activities and correspondence; update records; produce and analyze reports using the membership databases and excel spreadsheets.
Identify, implement, and document best practices for planning, implementing, and tracking member activities.
Qualifications, skills, competencies
Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
Strong member-service orientation and good judgment
Attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow through
Ability to work efficiently, juggle competing priorities, and meet deadlines
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Adobe Acrobat, various document processing and database applications
Since its founding in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has served the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge.
As one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, the Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society. Through s...tudies, publications, and programs on the Humanities, Arts, and Education; Science, Engineering, and Technology; Global Security and Energy; and American Institutions and the Public Good, the Academy provides authoritative and nonpartisan policy advice to decision-makers in government, academia, and the private sector.
The Academy’s membership of 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members includes many of the most accomplished scholars and practitioners worldwide. The Academy frequently sponsors meetings, lectures, panel discussions, and informal gatherings around the country. Topics are drawn from Academy projects and studies as well as the research and writings of Academy members.
Academy publications include the journal Dædalus; a magazine, the Bulletin; and books, research papers, and other special reports. The Academy encourages and guides a new generation of scholars and thinkers through two fellowship programs: the Visiting Scholars Program and the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy.
Commitment to Diversity
The American Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership. As a scholarly organization and research center, the Academy recognizes that diversity of thought, class, experience, sex, gender, race, physical or mental ability, age, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation is a value to uphold and is central to the mission and work of the organization. A more pluralistic staff embracing diversity of thought, approach and life experience fosters a more nuanced understanding of contemporary issues facing the nation and the world. Working together in a climate of respect and openness models the civil discourse that is fundamental to the work of the Academy.