Membership Program Coordinator

Organization
Susannah Eastham
Location
Washington, DC, USA
Job Type
Full-time salaried
Deadline for Applications
05/01/2017
Contact Information
https://aspeninstitute.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=526548&&&jbsrc=1025

You are a “yes, and… ” type of person. You are excited about taking on new tasks and challenges and are eager to create great experiences for others from managing a clean database to a well-executed event. You think of yourself as the ultimate team player and your team knows they can count on you. When you arrive at a dinner party, your first question is, “How can I help?” You are the go-to organizer for your friends and family. Others are jealous of your organizational skills and seven color coded calendars. Not only are you great at the details, but also you understand how small tasks can be essential to big, audacious goals like alleviating poverty. You love the idea that your organizational skills could contribute to a better livelihood for an entrepreneur in a developing country. You are resourceful and when you see a problem, you jump at the chance to fix it. Your initial instinct when developing a new process is to make it as efficient as possible because while the details are essential, you know that efficiencies are just as important.

Basic Function

Day to day work involves a wide variety of tasks from membership communication to database updates, topic area research and event prep.
Schedule and organize meetings and global networking events for members, as well as topic area webinars.
Supporting the membership team and our regional staff with day to day staff, potential, and current member needs.
Each day will be different, but this role will provide exposure to a wide variety of skills experience and topic areas throughout the small and growing business space in developing countries.
Knowledge, Education, Experience

The ideal candidate for this role is described as:

Resourceful, proactive and excited to learn and take on new challenges.
Organized, goal-oriented and excels at handling multiple priorities at once.
Problem solving, efficient process development guru.
This person excels at organization, time management and completing tasks at a high level of quality.
This person enjoys supporting our team and our members for the ultimate goal of building a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in developing countries to alleviate poverty.
This person is a true team player and is excited about engaging with many cultures and learning about the sector.
This person has experience working with other cultures.
Has 1- 2 years’ experience working in a similar role

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also maintains offices in New York City and has an international network of partners.

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a program within the Aspen Institute. ANDE is a global membership network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty.

Launched with 34 members in 2009, ANDE now comprises over 250 members who collectively operate in more than 150 countries. Members of ANDE include both for and nonprofit investment funds, capacity development providers, research and academic institutions, development finance institutions, foundations and corporations from around the world. Based in Washington, D.C. with several offices in emerging markets, the ANDE team works hard to support members globally, and locally, while building strong ecosystems for entrepreneurial growth. ANDE develops unique initiatives to address systemic challenges and seize opportunities that can only be approached through collective action.