Membership Development Manager

Membership Development Manager

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a highly regarded and influential foreign policy organization, is seeking an experienced Membership Development Manager. This position will play a key role in the organization’s fundraising efforts with a focus on membership cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. An ideal candidate will be a proven relationship-builder with a track record of securing five figure plus contributions, detail-oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. The position reports to the Director of External Relations and will be based in Washington, D.C.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising and Donor Stewardship

  • Responsible for membership and fundraising outreach including identification, cultivation, retention/renewal and direct solicitation of new donors.
  • Show initiative in stewarding high-level donors through events, meetings and other activities.
  • Lead the annual membership renewal strategy and campaign.

High-Level Events

  • Provide leadership in helping to implement the organization’s high-level salon events, including recruiting participants and stewarding VIPs.
  • Play a key role in fundraising around the organization’s annual gala dinner by securing and managing growth strategies.
  • Help secure event sponsorships for statewide events around the country and salon events held in Washington.

Administrative and Other

  • Support in some administrative duties including maintaining fundraising records, tracking benefits and managing fundraising materials.

 Position Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably in communications, marketing, international relations or political science.
  • A minimum of 5 years of fundraising/business development experience with prospect research, growing revenue, and donor cultivation, stewardship and retention.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to succinctly present and communicate the impact and objectives of USGLC to donors and key stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Passion for international development is a must.


Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please reference “Membership Development Manager” in the email subject.  Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.


Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including medical insurance at no cost to staff, disability insurance, paid parental leave, a retirement plan, a public transportation benefit, paid annual and sick leave and federal holidays and a number of other benefits.


The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.