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Director of Membership and Programs

  • Location

    Washington, DC
  • Posted On

    January 6, 2023
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Nonprofit Administration
  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Not Specified
  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description

Job Title:        Director of Membership and Programs

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to:     Executive Director

Supervisory aspect: 

The TASH Communications Manager will continue to support membership and will report to the Membership and Programs Director on membership- and conference-focused work items.

Job Summary:

The Membership and Programs Director is responsible for overseeing TASH’s membership engagement work including recruiting and retaining individual and organizational members.  In addition, the MPD oversees the planning and execution of TASH’s major events (currently the Annual Conference and the Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium), and occasional webinars and other educational offerings for our members and allies.  This position plays a key role in positioning TASH as an attractive, value-added membership organization that offers outstanding educational events and other benefits.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

The primary functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Lead planning and implementation of Annual Conference and OLDL

  • Serves as liaison to the Conference Planning Committee and OLDL Planning Committee which provides direction for conference development; works with committee chair to set agendas for meetings, facilitates annual conference work plan.
  • Oversees all aspects of Conference and OLDL including program development, speaker/presenter recruitment and communications, develop and maintain event schedules, oversee all event communications and manage logistics for each event.
  • Tracks registrations, sponsorships and exhibitors and reports regularly to the Executive Director.
  • Coordinates all aspects of virtual or onsite productions including coordination of speakers/presenters, signage, food and beverage, registrations, volunteer assignments, staff assignments, set up and tear down.
  • Coordinates post-event items including invoice review, reconciliation and payment, acknowledgements and thank you letters, evaluation and summary reports to the executive director, Planning Committee and Board of Directors.

Oversee Membership Recruitment and Retention

  • Regularly promotes TASH membership to individuals and organizations.
  • Formulates and implements annual recruitment and retention plan.
  • Ensures that TASH’s various “Communities of Practice” remain relevant as member benefit.
  • Engages TASH State and Regional chapters and seeks to grow the number of active Chapters.
  • Reports periodically to the Executive Director key membership data including types of members, retention/renewal rates and revenue generated via membership.
  • Stays abreast of best practices regarding membership engagement.
  • Periodically review member benefits and makes recommendations on benefits to add or eliminate.
  • Oversee regular communication to the membership.
  • Under direction of the executive director, organizes annual membership meeting
    Oversees annual membership satisfaction survey and compiles data for the Executive Director and Board.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree

5+ years of relevant experience supporting membership and related programs for a national nonprofit organization

3+ years of Conference planning experience required


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including presentation skills

Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment

Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks

Responds promptly to requests including via email and telephone

Well organized

Sense of humor

Language and Math Skills:

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from media, managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Outstanding writing skills with ability to write speeches and articles for publication

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to present information via charts and graphs

Computer Skills:

Proficiency with IBM-PC using Microsoft Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, and various internet search engines

Experience in website functions, such as CMS/HTML

Certificates and Licenses:

None required

About TASH:

TASH is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. TASH works to advance inclusive communities through advocacy, research, professional development, policy, and information and resources for parents, families and self-advocates. The inclusive practices TASH validates through research have been shown to improve outcomes for all people.

TASH is governed by a board of directors and is supported by a network of members, volunteers, committees and chapter organizations. The TASH membership includes a diverse array of individuals and perspectives, including researchers, professionals, direct service workers, family members and people with disabilities. Together, we share a commitment to quality lives for the people for whom we advocate.

About TASH Membership

1100+ members nationally, including researchers, educators, self-advocates, service providers, family members and other allies.  TASH Member benefits include:  subscriptions to RPSD, TASH’s quarterly, peer-reviewed journal; Inclusive Practices, TASH’s quarterly practitioner journal, discounts to the TASH annual Conference and Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium; access to any of TASH’s Communities of Practice (Inclusive Education, Employment, Community Living, Communication Access, Human Rights, Diversity and Social Impact), subscription to monthly e-newsletter (TASH in Action.)

How to Apply

Please send your email to, please include a cover letter that explains your conference planning and membership experience. Please include details on any conferences that you planned. List how many attendees, type of conference, and your specific role.

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