American Academy of Arts and Sciences

136 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
November 13, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Membership Engagement Assistant


The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks a Membership Engagement Assistant to support its membership engagement initiative.The Academy’s more than 5,600 members include some of the world’s most distinguished citizens in academia, business, government,and philanthropy.The Academy brings its members together through projects, publications, programs,and meetings to address intellectual and policy issues and develop ways to translate knowledge into action.The membership engagement initiative seeks to deepen the participation of members in these activities and create new opportunities for involvement.

The Assistant reports to the Director of Membership Engagement and collaborates with staff across the organization to plan, implement, and track member activities.


  • Track member engagement activities, member service, and correspondence; update records; produce metrics and reports using the membership databases and excel spreadsheets.

  • Provide support for member engagement events, including producing invitations and invitation lists, tracking responses, preparing meeting materials,creating budgets, arranging logistics, corresponding with presenters and participants, coordinating with the Events department, providing on-site event management as needed, and implementing post-event surveys or other follow-up.

  • Support the work of local program committees, including scheduling meetings, preparing and sending materials,organizing logistical details, communicating with participants,and coordinating follow through.

  • Draft, edit, and proofread correspondence, briefing materials, presentations, and reports.

  • Identify, implement, and document best practices for planning, implementing, and tracking member activities.


Qualifications, skills, competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong member-service orientation and good judgment

  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow through

  • Ability to work efficiently, juggle competing priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced setting

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Adobe Acrobat, various document processing and database applications

  • Experience with constituent databases, experience or ability to learn to enter and extract data and produce reports

  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Resourcefulness, creativity, initiative

  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings

How To Apply:
Please submit applications via Wufoo here:
Apply by:
December 12, 2018
40,000 - 44,000
About this Organization:
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780, is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious scholarly organizations. The Academy is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems.