Cooperative Network, the trade association for cooperative businesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Membership Development Director for its Madison, WI or St. Paul, MN office. Candidate will direct and manage membership development, recruitment, engagement and retention for the organization.
Primary responsibilities include member relations and benefits; develop relationships with key members and sponsors to grow word of mouth marketers for the organization; member business development; branding and strategy as it relates to executing membership attraction programs and communications with leaders and staff; marketing communications for facilitating a comprehensive marketing plan for new and existing members; and membership reporting.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and be familiar with customer relationship management (CRM) software. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or public relations, or equivalent work experience and a minimum of five years’ experience in membership development and recruitment, with an employment history demonstrating increasing responsibility are required. Demonstrated performance in sales initiatives related to membership attraction is preferred.
Position requires extensive travel between the states of WI and MN to visit current and prospective members to determine needs and mitigate issues. Competitive compensation and benefit package. To view the full job description, go to bit.ly/MDDdescription2018. Application deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018.