Job: Membership Services Coordinator

Department: DTM – Terrestrial Magnetism


Location: Carnegie Science, 5241 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20015

The Geochemical Society is a not-for-profit scientific society founded to encourage the application of geochemistry to improving our understanding of the Earth and solar system. Membership is international and diverse in background and includes 4,000 scientists and students from around the world. The society promotes understanding of geochemistry through an annual conference, publication of a peer-reviewed journal and electronic newsletter, awards programs recognizing significant accomplishments in the field, and student development programs. The Geochemical Society’s offices are located on the Broad Branch Road campus of the Carnegie Institution for Science in NW Washington, DC.


The membership services coordinator has primary responsibility for all processes and communications associated with the society’s members. He or she will also serve as the editorial assistant for the society’s peer-reviewed journal. This is an excellent early career opportunity for candidates interested in association management and/or the geological sciences.


  • Manage the membership application and renewal process using the society’s association management system
  • Collaborate on membership recruitment and renewal campaigns
  • Use a data-driven approach to evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns and progress toward membership goals
  • Take responsibility for accuracy of all data related to the society’s membership program
  • Maintain and update membership records, mailing lists, and email distribution lists
  • Correspond with donors and track donations
  • Develop materials that highlight the value of membership in the society


  • Monitor manuscripts submitted to the society’s journal and communicate with editors regularly
  • Organize pieces of weekly electronic newsletter
  • Update association social media pages and website
  • Communicate with members about society news and developments in the geochemistry community

Other Programs

  • Assist with scheduling of meetings for boards and committees
  • Provide support for society conferences and awards
  • Fulfill product orders and handle various office management tasks


The qualified candidate must possess good verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational skills with high attention to detail; and proficiency in common office software, particularly Excel. Experience with Abila’s NetFORUM system preferred. Must be collaborative, solution focused, and entrepreneurial. The candidate should be comfortable navigating the Internet and using social media platforms. A bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years of work experience are required (work experience during college will be considered). Occasional travel may be required. Applicants with a background in the earth sciences are encouraged to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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