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Friday, March 29, 2013

Minneapolis Downtown Council - Membership Coordinator

Who We Are: The Minneapolis Downtown Council works to preserve and enhance a vital and attractive downtown for the people who invest, work, shop, visit and live in Minneapolis. Founded in 1955 and one of the oldest central business district associations in the nation, the MDC’s commitment to the future of downtown Minneapolis is included in Intersections: Downtown 2025 Plan.

The Work
: This position reports to and receives day-to-day work direction, guidance and management from the Vice President of Events, Marketing and Membership and
·         responds to all inquiries about membership (from email and phone); “sells” all call-in potential members who have fewer than 10 people and/or revenues under $1,000,000
·         inputs and manages the membership data base, modifying as needed
·         monitors and proactively communicates progress towards annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly membership goals
·         develops monthly membership reports for Board meetings  (include some level of insight on member participation and engagement)
·         monitors the local business media to identify potential new members (changes in the C-suite, companies reported to be moving downtown, etc. )
·         develops and provides briefings on background packets for the CEO’s calls on the Platinum, Gold and Silver outreach solicitations; provides sales support and monitors follow-up from those meetings. May attend meetings with the CEO.
·          provides staff support for all membership functions, collaborating with the VP and other staff in the Events, Marketing and Membership group
·         maintains membership communications, including  a “members only” section of the website

 This is fast-paced, high energy work, in an organization that has a committed staff, dedicated Board, and engaged committee members. The position serves as the “voice” of membership, sits in the front reception area and assists in other duties as necessary.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: The successful candidate for this position will be highly organized with an ability to manage multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines and demonstrate excellent written and oral communication.
Online research and data collection skills, as well as data base management are critical, as is proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A person who has some type of “sales” background and appetite (anything from Girl Scout cookies, to being a bartender),  is a self-motivated, energetic learner, with a good sense of humor and demonstrated background in working in a team environment would be a strong fit.
Ideally, the person will have completed undergraduate studies in business, communications, marketing or related fields and have some work experience in communications, Public Relations or Customer Service fields. Familiarity with website Content Management Systems (CMS) and data base management is very important.  

Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

Send a cover and resume, highlighting how your background relates to this position, with three references, by April  10, 2013, to