Wanted: Membership Director. We Are Hiring!

Winter Wildlands Alliance is hiring! We are a tight team dedicated to our work and looking to add a new position to the roster! The position is based in Boise—no remote or telecommuting options. This search closes April 8, 2020.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Todd Walton, Executive Director via email: twalton@winterwildlands.org

Job Announcement:

Job Title: Membership Director

Supervisor: Executive Director

Classification: Full-time exempt

Location: Boise, ID

Job Overview:

Winter Wildlands Alliance is seeking a qualified and experienced Membership Director to join our team. Must be an experienced and highly motivated individual to lead and manage the organization’s membership, outreach and engagement in the newly created position of Membership Director.

This person is responsible for creating and managing a successful membership program, including creating and implementing an annual plan for membership retention and growth, coordinating with all departments, strategic planning and budgeting. Additionally, this position coordinates development activities and oversees membership activities that include membership mailings, organizing and representing WWA at special events, gathering data and analytics on members, and making gratitude calls. The Membership Director also cultivates donors and helps identify prospects for possible higher gift amounts based on member history and research. A passion for advocacy, the backcountry, policy and human powered adventure a must.

Building on a string of successes in policy and education, Winter Wildlands Alliance is poised for growth and looking for the perfect candidate to expand existing membership programs and accelerate community engagement and influence through outreach, relationship building, program development, fundraising, membership, marketing, and beyond.

That ideal candidate is passionate about winter and the outdoors and has a deep and personal commitment to the mission of Winter Wildlands Alliance. Additionally, she/he should have broad experience that includes: Leadership paired with a get-it-done attitude, demonstrable success in leading fundraising and membership programs, excellent communication, event experience, inspirational outreach and management skills, and an environmental policy/advocacy ethos.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Mission-Focused – Motivated to create lasting change that leads to the protection of America’s winter human-powered adventure areas. Able to inspire philanthropic support for the mission.
  • Results-Oriented Team Player – Demonstrated ability to work well within a fast-paced, supportive and collaborative team environment. Demonstrates a focus on results, promotes innovation, and is willing to take risks. Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others in support of organization’s strategic plans and annual goals.
  • Strategic Thinking + Tactical Execution – Strategic thinker who is also comfortable with day-to-day execution. Understands and embraces the spirit and work ethic of the nonprofit workforce, where we think big and roll our sleeves up to get the work done.

Key Strategies:

Our main focus is to create a cohesive, meaningful and strong message / call to action for all backcountry skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers and winter backcountry recreation advocates to be members of the organization that advocates for their participation, lands and access to a winter wilderness experience.

  • Create marketing / communications calendars for ongoing outreach & engagement
  • Provide membership programs and compelling incentives for members
  • Communicate member value
  • Foster key members to create regular and increased giving levels of membership / engagement within WWA
  • Implement ongoing membership initiatives to create a consistent and year-round engagement plan
  • Create partnership and growth opportunities via membership for WWA
  • Generate a consistent and diversified revenue stream

Position Qualifications:

  • Preferred minimum 5 years of experience in marketing and communications in membership management, at least 2 years in a leadership position.
  • Demonstrated experience in both traditional and digital marketing, as well as public relations and membership strategy a plus.
  • Skilled project manager with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through. Ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, working well under pressure and adapting to challenges and opportunities with a solution-oriented perspective.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including the management and support of team members, building relationships with external stakeholders, and sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing department budgets.
  • Donor cultivation experience, membership experience a plus, especially with nonprofits
  • Proficient and comfortable working in platforms such as a CRM database, content management system, marketing automation software, and Google Analytics.
  • Motivated and interested to learn about Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity principles and to integrate those principles into their work.
  • Understanding of standard nonprofit membership structure and development strategies
  • Exceptional follow-through and creative problem solving
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Very detail oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team, while also showing strong self-initiative
  • Dedication to WWA’s mission
  • Passion and experience as a human-powered backcountry user (ski, snowboard, snowshoe, etc.)
  • Position in based in Boise, ID

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS, preferably in Marketing, Communications, Business or related fields

Reporting Relationships:

Employee reports to the Executive Director

Hiring Process and Timeline

The application deadline is April 8, 2020.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Todd Walton, Executive Director via email: twalton@winterwildlands.org

Winter Wildlands Alliance employment is open to everyone. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or ability in any of our policies or programs. WWA offers a fun, team-based environment, competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Learn more about Winter Wildlands Alliance at: www.winterwildlands.org

About Winter Wildlands Alliance

Founded in 2000, Winter Wildlands Alliance is the national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands.

Our Values:

  • We see human-powered winter recreation as an appropriate use of our public lands, and advocate for land management practices that support high-quality experiences for skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, mountaineers and other quiet adventurers in the winter backcountry. Above all, we are committed to achieving our mission.
  • Partnership and collaboration are rooted in our core, based on the recognition that results are best achieved by engaging a diverse spectrum of advocates and outdoor recreationists. We value collaboration with all stakeholders, orienting our work toward being proactive and solutions-based.
  • We serve our members and grassroots groups through tangible results, timely communication, expertise and relevant resources. We help cultivate the broader backcountry community through education, stewardship and the Backcountry Film Festival.
  • We strive to cultivate a professional, supportive and enriching work environment for our dedicated team of staff, Board and volunteers. Competence and authenticity are highly valued.
  • Integrity and accountability are central to our success. We embrace those traits within WWA, and in our relationships with the partners, supporters and constituents who make our work possible.