Nakasec Membership Organizer

Chicago, IL
Community Organizing
Annual Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000

Community Organizing

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NAKASEC is a leading Asian American organization advocating for systemic change at the local, state and federal levels.  We see membership as a critical component of organizing, narrative change, and organizational sustainability. We are seeking a Membership Coordinator who can assist the Membership and Political Education Manager with building a more robust membership infrastructure that will ultimately expand our reach and base, deepen our own understanding of our community’s issues of importance to them and help provide the grassroots people power needed to create social change for justice. The Membership Coordinator will report to NAKASEC’s Membership and Political Education Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

Creative Strategy, Vision and Leadership

Co-developing and implementing an annual Membership Plan with the goal of supporting NAKASEC’s broader strategies and growing/developing our membership base
Co-overseeing the growth of NAKASEC’s membership base including membership lists, membership retention, social media followings and other platforms where we can access real life people.
Creating conditions and opportunities within NAKASEC that allow for members to move up our ladder of engagement with the understanding that we are building the leaders of the future.
Developing, coordinating and implementing creative membership strategies that accompany NAKASEC’s organizing and advocacy campaigns. This includes plugging members into active campaigns and/or creating opportunities alongside the Community Organizers for members to get involved in campaigns and help meet campaign goals.
Assisting with rapid response actions as needed. Being able to be proactive and take initiative to support those most impacted by the rapid response action at hand.
Membership Operations  

Conducting regular one on one’s with current or potential new members.
Leading/overseeing recruitment of new members.
Co-creating and co-facilitating monthly member meetings with the Membership and Political Education Manager.
Co-managing the membership side of NAKASEC’s database with the Membership and Political Education Manager.
Providing membership orientations for new members and potential members to encourage membership participation and retention.
Building relationships with NAKASEC members and encouraging their active leadership and participation in our campaigns, meetings, and our vision and mission.
Participating and playing a role in NAKASEC’s campaigns, direct actions and community events as needed and plug members into campaigns.
Managing development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic membership content including but not limited to monthly e-newsletters, brochures, and NAKASEC’s website.
Working with the Communications team to develop the generation of online content that drives social media followers, email listserv folks, and website users to join our membership program.
Track and measure the membership ladder of engagement over time. Develop reports as needed.
Other duties as assigned

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