New Member Coordinator

YPFP’s (Young Professionals in Foreign Policy) mission is to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders by providing young professionals with the knowledge, skills, exposure, and relationships they will need to tackle critical global challenges over the course of their careers.

YPFP is a global nonprofit organization with more than 10,000 members around the world who work in foreign policy.  It was established in 2004, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with branches in Brussels, London, and New York.

To join the staff of YPFP, please email your résumé and a brief statement of interest to recruiting@ypfp.org.

Position Description:

The YPFP Membership Team is seeking a New Member Coordinator. The selected individual's main duties will include scheduling and hosting a quarterly New Member Orientation (NMO). This event requires: seeking staff volunteers to work at the event, advertising event, using YPFP's website to create a list of new members, inviting participants and managing RSVPs, securing a venue for the event, updating NMO materials, speaking at NMO, running the event from start to finish, following up with participants, and securing a happy hour location for post-event networking. Other duties include devising and hosting a virtual NMO for YPFP Future Professionals and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be organized, self-directed, and motivated and possess excellent communications skills.  Prior experience in event planning would be considered a strong asset in consideration for the role.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage all aspects of quarterly New Member Orientations.

  • Respond to inquiries from new members in a timely fashion.

  • Work closely with Marketing and Communications and Membership Teams and maintain relationships with staff from across YPFP.

  • Technical knowledge and ability to use back-end of the YPFP website to find member data.

  • Answer routine member inquiries sent to membership@ypfp.org.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • YPFP dues-paying member, based in Washington, D.C.

  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-organizational communication skills.

  • Event planning knowledge and interest.

  • Ability to attend a Membership Department staff meeting and all staff meeting once each month.

  • Minimum commitment of 5-10 hours/week, availability to attend meetings and events on weeknights (after 5:00 p.m.), and the ability to respond to email inquiries in 48 hours (under normal circumstances).

  • One-year commitment to position.