Director of Membership – NSPN

Position details: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Location: Remote, with in-person meetings and events nationwide

The Director of Membership will serve as the creative, strategic, and tactical lead to grow and deeply engage a broad audience, including existing and potential members, alumni, and outreach partners. They will collaborate with staff and relevant early-career researcher fellows to create and implement strategies, systems, and structures that welcome and guide new, existing, and alumni members, so that they can engage deeply with NSPN. Membership staff will have a key role in creating a member ‘roadmap’ as members move from initial engagement through to alumni. The Director of Membership is supervised by the Managing Director and supervises the Member Engagement (ME) working group – composed of 6 part-time early career researcher fellows, and communications, systems, and program staff who engage with the ME working group, support their work, and attend meetings as needed.

The mission of NSPN is to catalyze the engagement of early career scientists and engineers in policy making by fostering an inclusive community, training new generations of diverse leaders, and empowering advocates for the role of science in society. National Science Policy Network is an independent operating project of the nonprofit umbrella organization, Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world.


Lead and own

  • Create a membership strategy plan, and serve as the point person for implementing the plan, and coordinating and delegating diverse tasks related to member recruitment, engagement, and support.
  • Work closely with NSPN’s staff and elected leaders and take the strategic lead to:
    • Craft and implement member recruitment campaigns, events, targeted outreach, etc., to help us reach and serve a diverse and broad audience across geographies, fields and career statuses.
    • Oversee and maintain a consistent and supportive onboarding process to welcome new members and help them engage with our opportunities, while preserving our core value of providing members personalized attention and connection within our small, welcoming community.
    • Plan and maintain a calendar of ongoing NSPN-led in person or virtual engagement opportunities for members and alumni, empowering staff, fellows, chapter-leaders, and members to lead opportunities when appropriate.
    • Plan and maintain a calendar of externally-led in person events and recruitment opportunities for NSPN’s presence, and serve as a face of NSPN at these events in collaboration with other staff and elected leaders.
  • Lead the member engagement working group, set goals and structure for the group, energize members to achieve org-wide strategic membership objectives, and delegate effectively to meet those objectives through diverse activities.
  • Work with the Executive Director and the Director of Programs to make connections as part of our partnership pipeline. Proactively meet and build relationships with new people and groups, and identify alignment and opportunities with organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Lead and own partnerships with organizations that support our goals for member recruitment and support.


  • Work with Public Relations manager on strategy and planning for communications on our newsletters, blog, website, community slack channel, social media, so that our messaging and voice are aligned with our general membership engagement strategy, and our in-person opportunities.
  • Work with the department leads and systems staff to capture and track metrics to evaluate program impact, outreach effectiveness, trends in membership and opportunities for growth.


  • Work with relevant communications staff and committees to establish appropriate NSPN branding for recruitment and onboarding materials.
  • Potential support for programs, operations, and development as needed.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the full team as we build, implement and change our programs and opportunities to meet member needs.

We welcome people with diverse identities, experiences and perspectives to apply. Strong candidates will also possess many, but not necessarily all, of the following.

You might possess:

Past experience:

  • Experience connecting people and organizations across networks, identifying opportunities and creative collaborations, and deepening partnerships to meet mutual goals
  • Working in communications and/or marketing in a nonprofit setting
  • Managing programs, including participant recruitment or engagement
  • Leading clubs or groups and supporting members
  • Supporting students and/or student groups in a university setting
  • Organizing, campaigning or engaging community in other unique ways


  • First and foremost, a passion for NSPN’s mission and vision and enthusiasm for science policy and advocacy.
  • Ability to effectively and enthusiastically represent NSPN to broad audiences.
  • Commitment to centering equity, inclusion and justice.
  • Project, process, and people management skills; able to juggle many priorities.
  • Ability to delegate tasks, support others, and take instruction.
  • Flexibility and comfort with experimentation, iteration, and change.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize time/tasks and navigate challenges as they arise.
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication, with skill in tailoring language to a range of platforms and audiences in creative and meaningful ways.
  • Thoughtful, clear, and concise communication with colleagues.
  • Experience/enthusiasm for sustaining strong partnerships within STEM communities, ideally in the context of recruitment and/or member support.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • High level of familiarity and comfort with Google apps, Slack, Zoom and other online collaboration and communication platforms.
  • Interest in visual design principles and branding, and eagerness to support our communications staff with this work.
  • Experience with organizational management and workflow systems (e.g. CRMs), direct experience creating workflows and/or managing data in Airtable a plus.

The position requires frequent, but carefully targeted travel, including attendance of in-person recruiting and/or networking events, and partnership development. Travel is less than 20% of time and expenses are covered by the organization.

Multiplier and the National Science Policy Network celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Multiplier and NSPN are also committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. Multiplier and NSPN prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factor.


  • Salary is $78,000/yr
  • Position is a 100% FTE employee of Multiplier.
  • We work a flexible schedule (employees choose the hours they work), and the NSPN team’s full time week is 36 hours; we each take one day off every other week, employees may choose a consistent day of the week that they take off.
  • Multiplier provides a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent medical and dental benefits, matched 401k retirement savings, and generous vacation and sick leave policy.
  • Professional development, continued education, mentoring and advising opportunities supported by the organization.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upload your résumé/CV and one-page cover letter by visiting

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