Vacant Position: Membership Development Officer

The East African Wild Life Society (EAWLS)

Vacant Position title: Membership Development Officer

Reports to: Head of Communications, Fundraising and Advocacy

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Job Summary

EAWLS is a membership-based public benefit organisation that seeks to enhance the conservation and wise use of the environment and natural resources (wildlife, forests, marine, and wetland) in East Africa Region. We envision an East Africa where all people enjoy the full diversity, beauty and richness of nature. EAWLS is therefore seeking to fill the position of a Membership Development Officer (MDO) to help grow its membership by maximising the recruitment of new members and offer support to our Membership Officer in the retention of existing members. With nature under constant pressure, MDO will be part of the solution by inspiring public, businesses and organisations to become members, making a positive difference to saving nature for the current and future generations. This will be achieved by providing a package of initiatives, events and activities that demonstrate the benefits people and organisations gain from membership and by ensuring that all staff, volunteers and members are working together to help grow the Society’s membership.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

      •  Achieve annually increasing membership recruitment targets.
      •  To work closely with our Regional Representatives to increase regional and international membership recruitment.
      •  To be proactive and to develop innovative ways of promoting the Society’s membership to potential members. This will include events, campaigns and appeals.
      • To work with colleagues in the communications department to develop materials (print, electronic) to promote membership of the Society.
      • To analyse membership data and population segmentation information to ensure that recruitment effort is targeted in the right places.
      • To manage the day to day relationships with our regional representatives, ensuring that they are well equipped and motivated to achieve their targets.
      • Be the outward face of the Society at events, activations and through personally recruiting new members.
      • Seek out ways of generating increased support from existing members, whether financial or as recruiters of new members and advocates for the Society
      • Work closely with the Head of Communications to develop an events and activities programme for members, helping to build loyalty and minimise lapse rates.
      • Any other responsibilities that may be prescribed by his/her supervisor from time to time


Experience, qualifications and attributes

      • University degree in Marketing with at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role
      • An outgoing personality with an interest in the natural world, energetic, enthusiastic, excellent communication skills, resilience and a 'can-do' attitude, with the ability to inspire people
      • Right people skills, attitude and behaviours to inspire others into action and becoming supporters

Remuneration for this position will be based on a competitive retainer - commission scheme. This is a one year contract renewable based on performance.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th June 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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