The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) seeks a Membership Engagement Specialist to help the Society strengthen its role as the premier membership society in genetics and genomics research, creating engagement opportunities for members; developing and managing strategies that deliver value to members; and overall member stewardship. This position will oversee all areas of member relations and engagement, including planning events at ASHG’s annual meeting, development of year-round membership activity such as local or online engagement, and periodic committee meetings. This position will work collaboratively with all areas of the association including meetings, marketing and communications, advocacy, IT, and career development. The position will Report to and work closely with the Sr. Director of Membership and Career Development.
• Oversight of membership renewal and retention efforts, in close collaboration with marketing and communications staff.
• Review data trends/analytics related to membership gains, retention, and engagement.
• Manage member engagement activities at ASHG’s annual meeting, including the exhibit booth.
• Responsible for all logistical aspects of ASHG’s awards nomination process. • Support the work of volunteer committees including the Awards Committee and Membership Engagement Committee.
• Develop and increase member engagement opportunities and member benefits.
• Creation, analysis, and oversight of membership reports and presentations for ASHG sr. staff and leadership
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 4-6 years of professional experience in membership, member engagement, leadership support, or committee support, preferably in a nonprofit and/or association environment. Scientific society experience a plus.
• Proficiency in Association Management Systems; experience with Salesforce/Fonteva a plus.
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills; comfortable reaching out to and interacting with others.
• Strong organizational and project management skills. Attention to detail.
• Sound professional judgment and discretion.
• Team orientation and a desire to work collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals.
• Enthusiastic, able to prioritize multiple projects and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), founded in 1948, is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics. Our members work in a wide range of settings, including universities, hospitals, institutes, and medical and research laboratories.