The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent nonprofit that puts rigorous, independent science into action, developing solutions and advocating for a healthy, safe, and just future. We envision a peaceful, healthy, and just world where science serves people and the planet by guiding policy decisions, reducing risks, and improving lives.
For over five decades, we have been working as scientists, engineers, economists, advocates, and everyday people to create and advocate for innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting disinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war. Values informing our work include:
- Science in the service of people and the planet.
- Justice and Equity for people of all races and incomes—now, and for future generations.
- Courage to take principled, science-based stands in the public arena.
- Integrity to always examine evidence critically, openly, and honestly.
- Democracy to promote a voice for all in government decisions.
- Action inspiring and mobilizing people to build a healthier, safer, and more just world.
UCS’s Membership Program
The Membership Society Coordinator role exists to support critical operational and project management routines on the Membership team, allowing Director of Membership, Associate Director of Membership, Henry Kendall Society (HKS) Gift Officers, Development Digital Marketing Manager, and other Development department staff to maintain and grow successful membership society programs. Specifically, the Coordinator adds capacity to allow gift officers and other staff to pursue the highest return-on-investment fundraising and cultivation strategies for UCS’s two membership-level societies – HKS, the mid-level leadership giving program for those who give $1K-$24.9K annually, which generates $7M+ from more than 4,000 individuals, and Partners for the Earth (PFE), the monthly giving program, which generates $3.5M+ from more than 12,000 donors. The Coordinator is a constituent management (CRM) database power user and will work collaboratively with database operations teams to help lead data hygiene routines, optimize existing systems, produce outreach lists and reports, and aid in the development of new functionality and new systems as needed. We are also seeking an experienced project manager to help support new initiatives in Membership societies and act a key liaison between the Membership team and our partners in Development Database Operations team in addition to teams across the Development department.
Execute CRM database and administration routines.
- Working with Development Data Operations team members and relational databases, provide strong support for HKS and PFE in development, assistance, and maintenance of reports on society giving in general and assigned individual portfolios specifically.
- Help maintain accuracy of HKS records in CRM databases; enter records, interactions, and automated reminders for contacts (written, via telephone, or in person) with donors and update associated forms.
- Support data requests for marketing and individual outreach efforts across channels tailored to Membership society audiences, as well as the response tracking and timely report-outs to measure success of these efforts.
Support targeted development strategies for the Henry Kendall Society
- Support the Membership team in leveraging advocacy, surveys, research, and analytical data to help determine strategies for targeted cultivation and solicitation of Henry Kendall Society mid-level giving portfolio members and prospects with high engagement interest and/or increased giving potential for both societies.
- Support Membership team and HKS Gift Officers during major Membership campaign drives such as year-end giving in November/December and periods of significant stewardship activity that typically follow.
- Coordinate and send targeted email communications to key HKS members via Outlook mail merge, creating and ensuring accuracy of list pulls.
- Help foster cross-team initiatives and coordinate closely with Planned Giving and Major Gifts team members to ensure best practices for overall UCS donor pipeline development.
Assist with project management for society-specific marketing and events.
- Support project management for the development and production of existing society-specific marketing, including society newsletters and targeted appeal mailings, emails, telemarketing, and donor surveys.
- Implement and help project manage new data-driven marketing, stewardship, and cultivation strategies to upgrade and retain donors within both HKS and PFE.
- Support HKS Officers and Membership team, in collaboration with Stewardship and Engagement team, to develop content, coordinate invitations, facilitate production of online and offline communications with members of HKS and PFE.
- Occasionally staff events with Kendall Society members; event offerings may include in-person and virtual programs.
- Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Comparable training and/or experience may be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
- Three years of relevant and comparable level of nonprofit development, fundraising, or equivalent experience in sales or other sectors.
- A goals and results orientation mindset is required, as is an interest and desire to excel in supporting ambitious fundraising projects.
- Possess the following key characteristics: a high degree of initiative, strategic agility, ability to deal with ambiguity, quality decision making, collaborative spirit, persistence, and creativity.
- Superior communication skills, both written and verbal, and a desire to initiate and engage in conversations with donors regarding their giving priorities and UCS activities.
- Strong organizational and prioritization skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities—with a thorough attention to detail and follow-through.
- Prior experience working with complex constituent and/or customer relationship management (CRM) or relational databases is critical to this role.
- The ability to learn about and work with a complex donor database, and learn, retain, and utilize complex data entry routines and rules.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software a plus, as is a commitment to the environment and interest in UCS issue areas.
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
- Continuously operate a computer and must have the ability to control a mouse and keyboard.
- Communicate in verbal and written formats with internal staff and external constituents.
- Zero to 5 days of overnight travel may be required per year.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to diversify its staff. We’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities.
This is a full-time remote position based near UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary range is $65,801 to $73,210. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. *CA Resident Only, we offer a 12% salary differential*
Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org.
Comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
More about the team
Our team is made up of a dedicated group of researchers, scientists, communicators, campaigners, and advocates from wide-ranging backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and a collaborative and supportive work environment where all staff can thrive. We continually strive to create an environment which is a welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, parents, empty-nesters, and people with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds.
We know there are great candidates who won’t check all these boxes, and we also know you might bring important skills that we haven’t considered. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. Please upload a cover letter and resume. In the cover letter, please confirm that the listed salary meets your expectations. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.
This position IS in the bargaining unit.
Covid Mandate for New Hires
For in office roles, UCS employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees are considered fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC. All new hires who will be reporting to an office location must provide notice of their vaccination status and vaccination documentation, on or before their first day of work. For all others, UCS strongly encourages full vaccinations among its employees, up to and including booster shots, even if working remotely.
All new employees must comply with the mandatory vaccination requirements outlined in UCS policies as soon as practicable. The Union of Concerned Scientists will notify candidates for employment of the requirements of this policy before the start of employment.