Membership Director
Polytechnic Institute of New York University - Brooklyn, NY

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Working at NYC Media Lab offers an incredible opportunity to be a part of the community of innovation that is transforming the city. In a short time, NYC Media Lab has become a powerful force uniting Companies and Universities to spur digital media innovation in New York City.

As we continue to expand our programs, we are seeking a seasoned and motivated Membership Director to lead our efforts to grow our corporate member base and help connect companies with relevant researchers. This position reports to the Executive Director.

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  • The membership director will solicit corporate and academic membership and renewals, delivering on goals for funding and the number of corporate members
  • Represent the NYC Media Lab to the corporate, venture and academic communities
  • Create and execute outreach plan, tracking calls, conversations and progress with all prospects and members up for renewal
  • Maintain and update a database of members, prospects and participants
  • Expand awareness of NYCML and participation within member companies
  • Assist in planning events and managing participant recruitment.
  • Assist with event logistics, website content development, and social media strategy.
  • Connect academic and corporate partners interested in similar topics
  • Supporting NYCML goals for the number of research collaborations undertaken
  • Conduct crowd-sourcing exercises and special information requests from members
Education Requirements

College degree required, and relevant masters degree preferred (MBA, Education, etc.)
Experience Requirements

Desired Professional Characteristics:
  • Highly experienced (5+ years) membership sales or partnership builder
  • An exceptionally high degree of professionalism.
  • Comfortable wearing multiple hats.
  • Hands-on, detailed oriented, self-starter.
  • A natural networker and connector.
  • Strong interest and experience in digital media, marketing and technology
  • A passion for innovation, academic research, corporate media and venture communities.
  • Superior academic record
  • Past experience with higher education or non-profit a plus

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