The LSA is now accepting applications (through March 7, 2021) for two new part-time management positions focused on membership and on meetings, respectively. An overview of each position's responsibilities is outlined below, along with details for submitting an application. The anticipated start dates are flexible, with a goal of filling both postions by the end of April 2021.

Membership Manager

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the LSA, the Membership Manager will provide leadership and professional expertise as the primary membership liaison, charged with retaining and increasing LSA’s membership.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and evaluate membership recruitment and marketing campaigns throughout the year to enhance the LSA’s profile and awareness within the linguistics community.
  • In consultation with the appropriate LSA leaders and staff, develop proposals for enhancing member benefits/services and ensure maintenance/delivery of existing services/benefits.
  • Review and prepare reports on membership data and trends, including support for annual budget projections. 
  • Maintain and enhance relevant web content, including that restricted to LSA members, in consultation with LSA staff and web developer.
  • Coordinate member communications, including the LSA Update newsletter, email, and other correspondence.
  • Identify and participate in discussions with the LSA Executive Committee and Executive Director on strategies, opportunities, potential conflicts and other issues related to the successful recruitment and retention of members.

Requirements

  • Baccaluareate degree in any field, with a preference for those who have taken courses in linguistics and/or world languages.
  • Significant experience (3-5 years) working for membership associations, including a successful track record of building and growing the total number of members through creative, innovative initiatives. 
  • Experience with membership marketing, recruitment, retention and enhancement of member benefits and services.
  • Familarity with website content management, database management and association software tools and services.
  • This position requires occasional travel to attend the LSA Annual Meeting and Spring Executive Committee meeting.
  • This part-time position will average about 25 hours per week, with more hours required during the week of the two events referenced above.
  • The position will be based in Washington, DC, with the option of remote work, subject to approval.

Ideal Characteristics

  • Creative, innovative, collaborative, congenial, diplomatic, and self-motivated. Detail-oriented.
  • Strong communications skills, including the art of persuasion and making the case for membership based on a strong value proposition.. 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three professional references to this email address, using this subject line: Application for LSA Membership Manager Postion. Deadline: March 7, 2021.

The LSA is committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications from members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.


Meetings Manager

Under the direction of the Executive Director of the LSA, Meetings Manager will provide leadership and professional expertise in the planning and implementation of all LSA events.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and evaluate all aspects of the LSA’s Annual Meeting, in consultation with the Program Committee and Executive Director.
  • Develop budgets and monitor revenue/expenses for LSA-sponsored events.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, develop a marketing plan for LSA-sponsored events to increase abstract submissions, attendance, exhibitors, advertisers and sponsors.
  • Liaise with sister societies that co-locate their annual meetings with the LSA’s to coordinate logistics and other arrangements.
  • Develop and disseminate RFPs for potential meeting sites; evaluate proposals received, and recommend preferred sites to the Executive Committee and Executive Director. Negotiate contracts for meeting site and services in consultation with Executive Director.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate LSA webinars, in consultation with Editors, committee leaders and staff as appropriate.
  • Provide support for the Linguistic Institute and CoLang, in consultation with the Institute and the Fellowships Committee.
  • Assist with planning and logistics for LSA Executive Committee meetings, marketing and registration for LSA sponsored conferences, and other events as appropriate.
  • Assist the Executive Director with planning the annual awards program and business meeting of the LSA.
  • Identify and participate in discussions with the LSA Executive Committee and Executive Director on strategies, opportunities, potential conflicts and other issues related to the successful implementation of events.
  • Maintain and enhance web content for events, in consultation with LSA staff and web developer.

Requirements

  • Baccaluareate degree in any field, with a preference for those who have taken courses in linguistics and/or world languages. CMP credential is a plus.
  • Experience (1-3 years) planning events for membership associations, including a successful track record of building and growing the total number of participants through creative, innovative initiatives.
  • Experience with event marketing, contracting, vendor relations, and content coordination.
  • Familarity with online registration systems, abstract management, meeting apps and related software tools and services.
  • This position requires occasional travel to attend the LSA Annual Meeting and Spring Executive Committee meeting.
  • This part-time position will average about 20 hours per week, with more hours required during the week of the two events referenced above.
  • The position will be based in Washington, DC, with the option of remote work, subject to approval.

Ideal Characteristics

  • Creative, innovative, collaborative, congenial, diplomatic, and self-motivated. Detail-oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including the art of persuasion and making the case for participation in LSA events based on a strong value proposition.. 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three professional references to this email address, using this subject line: Application for LSA Meetings Manager Postion. Deadline: March 7, 2021.

The LSA is committed to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications from members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.