ALTA is hiring a Membership Engagement Coordinator

Title: Membership Engagement Coordinator, ALTA (Part Time)

Position Summary

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) seeks motivated and organized applicants for the position of Membership Engagement Coordinator.

The Membership Engagement Coordinator will play a key role in the redesign of ALTA’s website, with an eye to serving member needs. They will also be responsible for communicating with current and potential members.  

The strongest applicants will have experience or demonstrable capability in project management and/or membership engagement, as well as an interest in the field of literary translation.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated candidate to work collaboratively with a small team to support the growth of a non-profit literary arts organization.

About ALTA

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is a nonprofit arts membership association that provides resources, community, and professional affiliation to its 800 members. ALTA’s mission is to support the work of literary translators, advance the art of literary translation, and serve translators, and the students, teachers, publishers, and readers of literature in translation. 

ALTA fulfills this mission in a number of ways: hosting our annual conference, the largest gathering in North America dedicated exclusively to literary translation; offering awards that recognize excellence in literary translation; and providing emerging translators with support through mentorships and fellowships.

For more information about who we are and what we do, visit https://literarytranslators.org//.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage Website Redesign Process
    • collecting feedback from ALTA stakeholders regarding desired functionalities and priorities for ALTA’s new website, especially in terms of staff usability and member services
    • working with the volunteer Website Task Force to develop and circulate an RFP, to collect and evaluate bids, and to secure a successful bid
    • serving as project manager for the website development and implementation process, including liaising between ALTA and the successful bidder 
  • Membership
    • using ALTA’s CRM (Customer Relationship Management) database to manage membership records
    • strengthening relationships with current members and maintaining member cultivation efforts, including managing questions and queries from current and potential members
    • working with the volunteer Membership Committee to assist with the design and oversight of membership benefits (including members-only listservs, publications, events, etc.)
    • expanding membership, with a focus on fostering greater diversity, equity, and inclusion at ALTA

Related Skills

Strategic thinking, timeline-orientation, clear communication, strong writing and organizational skills, detail oriented, budgeting and spreadsheet knowledge, ability to work collaboratively on a small team, and a proactive customer service attitude including responsive and personal rapport with members.

Preferred Qualifications for the Position

  • Experience with website development and/or website redesign.
  • Proficiency in data collection and management; experience working with NeonCRM, or other CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software and/or large databases a plus.
  • Commitment to and passion for ALTA’s mission and goals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with a strong emphasis on Excel skills; proficiency in G Suite applications, especially Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Calendar, and Google Groups.

Hours, Salary, Location

This is a 0.5 FTE (20 hours / week) position on a 12-month contract renewed annually; salary is in the range of $20,000 per year. The selected candidate will report to ALTA’s Executive Director, and will work both independently and in coordination with other ALTA staff. 

Candidates should indicate in their cover letter whether they are interested in working in-person in ALTA’s office at the University of Arizona in Tucson, or working remotely with some work hours scheduled during the Arizona business day. ALTA will consider a fully remote position for the right candidate.

Paid time off and holidays are included. Individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in the field of translation are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply, email your resume (2 pages maximum) and cover letter to ALTA’s Executive Director Elisabeth Jaquette at elisabeth@literarytranslators.org. Priority review begins on June 13, 2022

The American Literary Translators Association is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to strengthening our organization through diversity in every sense and strongly encourage candidates of all races and ethnicities, sexualities and gender identities, life experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to apply. 

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