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Amerind Foundation Job Announcement

Membership Manager



Position Description

The Amerind Foundation of Dragoon, Arizona, seeks a part-time, creative and detail oriented individual to serve as Amerind’s Membership Manager under the supervision of the President and Vice President and working with staff, members, and volunteers. The Membership Manager will have primary responsibility for managing all aspects of membership-related work and assisting in the administration of the work of the President and Vice President.


Job Duties

Manages the Members Services program

Develops, implements, and evaluates new and creative ways to solicit and increase membership numbers and levels

Mails renewal notices to expiring members

Processes new and renewal memberships

Prepare membership statistics in Excel and reports on them and membership trends for the President and Vice President

Actively encourages membership renewals and keeps members up-to-date on program benefits

Plans and executes membership events

Manages and maintains accuracy of the PastPerfect database of Amerind members; updates database; sends out and tracks renewal notices

Prepares mailing lists for program brochure mailings

Coordinates with the Director of Philanthropy and President on members and donors stewardship and cultivation

Works special events as needed that may include weekend and evening work



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in membership management or related experience

Master’s degree preferred

Creativity and innovation in new membership development

Detail and deadline oriented

Excellent customer service and ability to give utmost care to all members and potential members

Excellent knowledge and application of database management, preferably PastPerfect

Excellent knowledge and application of Excel and Word

Strong clerical skills, including, but not limited to typing, filing, and mailing

Available to work some special events on weekends and evening

Excellent reading, writing, and editing skills in standard English

Strong communication skills with a diverse group of people


The Amerind Foundation, Inc.

Amerind Foundation is a 501(c)3 operating foundation dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding of Indigenous peoples of the Americas through research, education, conservation, and community engagement. Amerind is located in rural southeastern Arizona, 60 miles east of Tucson. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation.

How to Apply

The position is a part-time, 20-hour per week position. Applications should consist of a letter summarizing the applicant’s interests and qualifications as it relates to the job description, a copy of the applicant’s resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and Amerind’s online application, which can be downloaded at http://www.amerind.org/employment.html. Successful applicants will be asked to provide college transcripts, if applicable, and will undergo a criminal background check. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Please email applications to amerind@amerind.org (preferred) with “Membership Manager” in the subject line or send a hard copy to the following address: The Amerind Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 400, Dragoon, AZ 85609 ATTN: Membership Manager. Amerind Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse professional community and learning environment. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experience in this area.


Amerind Foundation Job Announcement

President and CEO


The Amerind Foundation, Inc., an 80 year old independent non-profit (501 (c) (3)) foundation located in Dragoon, Arizona, 60 miles east of Tucson, invites applications for President and CEO. Amerind facilities include a museum, art gallery, laboratory, research library, seminar house, and staff and visiting scholar residences, on a 1900 acre rural campus. The collections include research materials generated by archaeological projects, Native American art and ethnographic objects from throughout the Americas, and fine art works, including Native American and Western American paintings and sculptures. Amerind supports advanced scholarly seminars in anthropology, archaeology, and history, an academic publication series, and a variety of public programs and exhibits.

The President and CEO administers the foundation and directs a staff of 13 (7 FT, 6 PT). This position reports to and works directly with the Board of Directors on fundraising, setting strategic goals, and overseeing finances; works with staff on preparing and managing the annual budget, fundraising, writing grants, setting Amerind’s research agenda and strategic goals, organizing advanced seminars, and overseeing museum development and property maintenance. The successful candidate will have a PhD in anthropology or a related field and at least five years of relevant management experience. Applicants must possess proven skills in fundraising, research administration, public outreach, grant writing, business administration, and excellent communication and personnel management skills. Familiarity working with Native descendant communities is highly desirable. Salary is competitive and benefits include health insurance, simple IRA retirement plan, paid vacation days, and a staff car. The President and CEO must reside at the Foundation in Dragoon, AZ. Application evaluation will begin August 31, 2019, and continually thereafter until the position is filled. The new President and CEO is expected to begin work on January 1, 2020.

Please submit application letter and curriculum vita along with the names and addresses of 3 professional references to:
Dr. Margaret C. Nelson, Search Committee Chair

The Amerind Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minority candidates.


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