Director of Member Engagement



ideastream is seeking a dynamic Director of Member Engagement to lead the day-to-day membership marketing, fundraising and engagement efforts for ideastream members including:

Planning and management of all activities and professional staffing of the department.

Membership campaigns, including direct marketing, digital marketing, special event engagement, on-air campaigns and membership service.

Management of all vendors and associated contracts for direct marketing, telemarketing, database and list services.

Supervise, coach and train staff to remain current in fundraising skills.

Internal collaborations with content, education and event team members.

Manage budget, expense and reporting of fundraising programs and outcomes.


The successful candidate must have:

Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and track direct marketing campaigns

Demonstrated skills in creative fundraising and success in meeting measurable goals

A proven track record of working in a diverse environment

Experience with membership acquisition, cultivation and retention

Demonstrated ability to supervise employees and foster teamwork

Demonstrated ability to work independently and to meet project deadlines

Demonstrated ability to develop operating revenue and expense budgets

Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills

Proficiency working with computer systems – MS Office Suite and with customer relationship management software (CRM)

Moderate to seasoned level of nonprofit fundraising experience in annual fund campaigns using a variety of direct response techniques.

Experience in public broadcasting fundraising a plus
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a nonprofit, marketing or public media setting


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