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Hub for International Exchange | Dialogue | Learning

About the World Affairs Council

We are a professional, inclusive, and nimble organization whose goal is to inspire curiosity on global issues and forge connections that count.

Since 1985, the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC) has been a hub for international exchange, dialogue, and learning. Our mission is to inform, connect and engage the community about the issues that affect people in an increasingly complex world. We achieve this by providing a forum for diverse perspectives, engaging discussions, and connecting the region with future world leaders across all public, private and non-governmental sectors. We provide opportunities for the public to learn about the global and cultural diversity of the local community and the wider world. Learn more at

The Membership & Development Manager is a new position at WAC. The successful candidate will coordinate membership and development activities and report to WAC’s Executive Director.


In close collaboration with the Executive Director, WAC Team, and WAC’s Board of Directors, develop and implement a membership recruitment and development strategy. Specifically:

  • Maintain accurate donor information and development data in WAC’s CRM platform (Bloomerang), and ensure timely acknowledgment of contributions
  • Research, cultivate, and solicit individual, organizational, and corporate prospects
  • Help to plan, manage and lead appeals and campaigns
  • Identify funding opportunities, and oversee the completion of relevant applications
  • Identify effective strategies to grow and sustain WAC’s membership program
  • Manage regular communications with members and corporate prospects
  • Help plan and stage the ED’s and Board’s activities related to major partnerships and events/meetings
    Remain informed on world affairs issues, stay abreast of trends in nonprofit management and philanthropy, and attend relevant training
  • Contribute to WAC’s teamwork in areas specified by WAC’s Executive Director and Board of Directors

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate for the Membership & Development Manager position must possess and demonstrate the following qualities, experience, and competencies:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent networking abilities and word skills
  • A proven ability to take initiative
  • Displays exceptional time management and organizational skills as needed to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing and administrative skills
  • Flexible to work independently and under supervision
  • Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance
  • Demonstrates a positive team player attitude
  • Interest in international affairs
  • Strong marketing sensibility
    Represents the World Affairs Council positively at all times


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of one-year working experience in development, marketing, or related jobs requiring the skills mentioned above
  • Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $37,000- $42,000 per year, depending on experience. There may be additional incentives provided to recognize and reward strong work. The successful candidate is entitled to paid time off on all US public holidays recognized by the US Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. WAC employees can substitute two (2) days from the list of US public holidays to recognize dates pertinent to their personal beliefs. Following a three-month probationary period, the Manager is entitled to monthly health and communications stipends and professional development opportunities in consultation with the ED.

To Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to; email subject: “Membership & Development Manager.” The position will be open until filled. For general questions related to the post, please send an email to

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