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Thanks to a generous partnership grant from Connecticut Humanities, the Connecticut League is embarking on an exciting period of growth in 2021–2023. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Membership and Programs Manager (full-time)

Please see below for information about how to apply to join our team. We're exited to hear from you.

Membership and Programs Manager

The deadline to apply for this positions was January 3, 2022. We are currently reviewing applications. If you are interested in applying after the deadline, you are welcome to submit your materials as instructed below, although we we cannot guarantee we will be able to consider your application.

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The Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) seeks a Membership and Programs Manager to support essential program planning and membership cultivation efforts.

About CLHO: The Connecticut League is a nonprofit statewide membership organization serving museums, historical societies, archives, libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions across Connecticut.  Our mission is to strengthen the work of those who preserve and share the stories and objects of Connecticut’s history and culture.  We provide advice, resources, programs, training, networking opportunities, and other services to support best practices in the state’s museum and cultural field.  The League partners with Connecticut Humanities, and with the Public History Program at Central Connecticut State University, where our office is based, to carry out our mission.

Salary: $45,000 annually, plus basic benefits package

Duration: This is a full-time, two-year grant-funded position with the possibility of extension, dependent upon continued funding. Expected start date is February 2021.

Description: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Membership and Programs Manager will be responsible for the League’s membership and programming functions.  The successful candidate will engage with a membership of nearly 800 individuals representing over 200 organizations to grow and strengthen the League’s membership base, understand the needs and challenges of the museum community, and develop membership strategies and program offerings that address those needs.  The Membership and Programs Manager will be an important public face for the League, representing our values and mission to our members, constituents, and the wider world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Membership

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with individual, organizational, and business members, as well as statewide partners, board members, and the wider museum community in Connecticut and New England
  • Create a dynamic outreach plan for engaging current members, cultivating new members, and encouraging renewals
  • Handle routine member inquiries, process renewals, and maintain up-to-date contact information for all our members and contacts
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the Membership Committee of the Board of Directors to strengthen and grow all categories of membership, to develop and recommend strategies for engaging a broader and more diverse audience, and to increase revenue
  • Attend committee meetings, run reports, and liaise with the Board of Directors as needed regarding membership campaigns, numbers, and finances
  • Manage donations by processing incoming gifts and keeping donor records current
  • Work with the Executive Director and Board on development and fundraising activities
Programs
  • Work closely with Executive Director and the Programs Committee of the Board of Directors to plan, develop, coordinate, and implement dynamic in-person and virtual programs that reflect and build upon the League’s mission and that meet the needs of the community we serve
  • Assist with planning, coordinating, and hosting CLHO’s major events, including our Annual Conference, Annual Business Meeting, and Awards of Merit Presentation
  • Work with the part-time Communications Manager and liaise with our organizational partners to effectively promote CLHO programs to a wide and diverse audience
  • Develop strategies for increasing program value and revenue
  • Field inquiries about programs and other events hosted by the League
  • Manage CLHO’s YouTube channel and ensure all content is uploaded and made available in a timely manner
  • Attend committee meetings, run reports, and liaise with the Board of Directors as needed about program logistics and updates
  • Stay on top of current topics and trends in the field and the interests of our members to ensure programs address our constituents’ needs

This position requires communication among staff, board members, members, partners, and the public.  Understanding these relationships is critical, and excellent communication skills are required.

The Membership and Programs Manager may also perform other duties as assigned. They may be required to stand or remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, lift and move up to 25 pounds, and ascend and descend stairs.  Reasonable accommodations may be made for persons with disabilities to perform duties essential to the position.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and a friendly and helpful phone and email manner
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent life and professional experience; an advanced degree in a related field is welcome but not necessary
  • At least 2–3 years’ experience working successfully in a nonprofit setting, ideally with museums, cultural organizations, or history institutions
  • An understanding of the needs of museums, history organizations of all sizes, and other cultural institutions, and creative ideas about how to meet them
  • An understanding of membership best practices
  • Experience planning, organizing, and executing events and programs, in-person and virtual
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity and comfort working with membership management/CRM software, financial/accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks), MS Office Suite and Google Workspace, Zoom, basic website editing/content management systems, basic graphic design programs (e.g. Canva), and email and social media management tools
  • Experience working with diverse communities, peoples, and organizations, and a strong desire to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and access efforts at CLHO and among our member institutions
  • A passion for museums, history, and the humanities, and the ability to articulate the value of the League to our members and constituents, and of cultural organizations to our state’s community and economy
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule, both in-office and remote, and to travel to member organizations for programs and site visits, including occasional morning, evening, and weekend responsibilities
  • A valid driver’s license

Words and phrases that describe you: You are an excellent communicator, highly organized and efficient, detail-oriented, self-motivated and goal-oriented, able to work independently and as part of a small team.  You enjoy meeting and talking with people, are warm and approachable, thoughtful, and a good listener.  You make people feel valued and understood.  You are invigorated by interacting with others, and you delight in strengthening and cultivating personal relationships.

CLHO is committed to workplace diversity and seeks candidates who represent the diversity of Connecticut, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, cultural background, and socioeconomic stratum.  We follow federal and state laws and are an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply: Please indicate your interest with a cover letter and resume.  In your cover letter, please tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this position and how your values are aligned with those of the Connecticut League.  Send your application materials to Amrys O. Williams, Executive Director, at director@clho.org, with the subject line “Membership and Programs Manager.”

Deadline: 3 January 2022

Questions: Please contact Amrys O. Williams, Executive Director, at director@clho.org

Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674
info@clho.org

with support from
CTHumanities

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