Jobs at NGAUS

Position: Membership Coordinator

Salary Range: $75,000 to 80,000 per year  

Projected start date: September 2, 2014

Reports to: Director, Membership, Marketing & Development

This position is based in Washington, D.C. There is no option to telecommute.

About NGAUS: The association includes nearly 45,000 current or former Guard officers. It was created in 1878 to provide unified National Guard representation in Washington. In their first productive meeting after Reconstruction, militia officers from the North and South formed the association with the goal of obtaining better equipment and training by petitioning Congress for more resources. Today, 136 years later, NGAUS has the same mission.

Primary Function: Promote membership growth and member retention.  Organize and support NGAUS increased awareness programs through marketing efforts.  Coordinate and support open house events. Serve as marketing support for branch programs through public relations, printed materials, etc. Review and evaluate membership transactions, statistics and program registration. Evaluate and implement member service operations and state communications. Coordinate arrangements for group meetings and conventions by performing duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.  Provide coaching, appraise effectiveness and discipline as necessary.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develop and execute a comprehensive annual plan to recruit new members and retain existing members of NGAUS
  2. Develop and execute creative recruitment workshops and briefings at regional, state, and local unit-based levels
  3. Work in partnership with State Association Executive Directors, Presidents and Membership point of contacts in developing and executing targeted membership plans (Component Relations)
  4. Supervise membership staff
  5. Oversee management of Association Management Software
  6. Work closely with Board of Directors and membership committee
  7. Develop marketing messages and campaigns targeting individual
  8. Represent NGAUS at various events
  9. Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the status, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required/(preferred where indicated). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Current or former commissioned or warrant officer in the Army or Air National Guard (preferred)
  • Member of NGAUS (preferred)
  • Ability to serve as a strong, compelling ambassador for NGAUS
  • Creative, energetic, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be organized and flexible, and prioritize responsibilities
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and management
  • Business acumen, strategic planning, and resource management skills
  • Strong to superior IT and social media capabilities
  • Event planning
  • Ability to travel as necessary (up to 20% of time)
  • Ability to supervise and work as a team member

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree or greater and related experience and or training.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before board of directors, executive directors/presidents or employees of organization.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure.

Quality - Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Dependability - Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software, Word Processing software and Association Management Software.

Other Skills required

Organizational Skills, Good Judgmental Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Administrative Skills, Multi-tasked, Managerial Skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Applications:  All interested parties should submit a resume(limit two pages), three business references and a one page writing sample* of why you would be a good candidate for this position to Patricia R. O'Connell at patricia.oconnell@ngaus.org by COB Aug. 8, 2014.

*Writing sample should be no smaller than 11 pitch and double spaced.  Do not include your name on the writing sample so it can be independently evaluated.