Now Hiring

ASSOCIATION MANAGER

Accepting Applications through January 31, 2019

 

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the transformation of higher education through contemplative practices, is now hiring an Association Manager. This is a new position at CMind. The creation of this position has been necessitated by the growth of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE), a professional academic membership association with ~800 members, which is now the primary program initiative of CMind.

The Association Manager will hold primary responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of ACMHE. Responsibilities will include developing new resources for member use; organizing and managing member solicitation and retention campaigns; working with CMind/ACMHE leadership and advisors; and providing support for ACMHE events (conferences, summer sessions, retreats, regional events etc.). This position will work with the CMind staff, an advisory committee, and the CMind board to realize the direction and strategy of the ACMHE, and to foster its development as a valuable support for our growing professional community.

The successful candidate will possess great attention to detail while being versatile and adaptable, able to respond quickly and calmly to changing circumstances and issues as they arise. The position will work directly with our members, requiring efficient and helpful responses to a wide variety of inquiries. Interactions with members should align with and demonstrate our organizational ethos and values, including service, authenticity, inclusion, and integrity.

This is a full-time position located at our office in Florence, MA. Because this position sometimes requires attendance at events, the ability to work on weekends, in evenings, and to travel is occasionally required. Computer proficiency (Windows environment, but Mac use is possible) and telephone use is required. There are no other physical requirements other than the ability to travel in order to attend events.

Position Requirements

  • A demonstrated commitment to contemplative practice and contemplative education is a must; this position will closely serve a diverse international community of educators who are connected through their engagement with contemplative practices
  • At least two years of professional experience in higher education
  • At least two years of experience working with membership associations
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required
  • Enthusiasm about the growing field of contemplative education, including educational research and pedagogy, and contemplative/spiritual practice
  • In keeping with CMind’s organizational culture, the Association Manager is encouraged to be a versatile, adaptable team player with a warm heart and a sense of humor

Required Skills

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills: we work as a close-knit team
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to provide friendly, reassuring assistance to members over the phone and by email
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Comfort with using online constituent management databases is mandatory–we use NeonCRM
  • Ability to use Google Docs, Google Drive, Gmail, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficiency posting to social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • HTML web editing and/or content management (WordPress) is highly desirable

Primary Responsibilities

Association Management

  • Serve as primary organizational contact for members and respond to member/potential member needs and inquiries, including benefit access, payment processing, receipts, invoices, and refunds
  • Develop and enact strategies to retain members and increase membership
  • Solicit member newsletter submissions and compile newsletter content
  • Develop and conduct member surveys
  • Manage distribution of benefits to members and expand membership benefits (syllabus archive, podcasts, etc.)
  • Assist the Events Manager in planning and conducting the ACMHE conference
  • Develop and support new regional and institutional chapters and special interest groups

Publications and Communications

  • Create social media posts to share relevant material, announcements, new resources, etc.
  • Write promotional emails for member announcements, biannual newsletters, and programming
  • Draft membership-related website content (resources, blog posts, etc.)
  • Coordinate and produce annual conference proceedings
  • Assist with coordination of the online, peer-reviewed Journal of Contemplative Inquiry as needed, including responding to member queries about journal access and manuscript submissions

Member Grants Program Management (when funding becomes available)

  • Draft Requests For Proposals (RFPs) for grant programs for members
  • Develop promotional strategy and draft promotional materials
  • Respond to grant program inquiries
  • Coordinate grant review process with review committee and pre-screen applications
  • Provide assistance and resources to grant recipients during the grant period
  • Follow up with grant recipients to obtain their reports

Other

  • Attend local and non-local ACMHE meetings and events
  • Write ACMHE-specific content for grant proposals and reports, annual reports, and board reports
  • Provide general office support (answering phones, running errands, equipment maintenance, cleaning, etc.): these responsibilities are shared by all CMind employees
  • Undertake special projects as assigned

Compensation and Benefits

The salary will be commensurate with experience. The Center offers a very comprehensive benefits package that includes health & dental insurance, a 403b plan, life insurance, a stipend for attending contemplative retreats of one’s choice, and generous paid time off.

To Apply

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@contemplativemind.org by January 31, 2019. We encourage you to write a cover letter that describes yourself and your interest in our mission and vision.

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The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is committed to diversity and inclusion. Candidates of any race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, age, religion, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.


CMind is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Northampton, MA. We work with higher education faculty, staff, administrators, and students across the US and around the world. Our programs help education professionals integrate contemplative practices into courses, services, and campus environments to support teaching, learning, and engaged action for a more just and compassionate society; learn more at www.contemplativemind.org.