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Position Summary

The Membership Coordinator provides direct service to American Numismatic Society members and donors, maintains donor records in the database, and in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Development and Outreach, explores methods to grow membership, enhance member satisfaction, and increase contributions. The Coordinator also helps with the development of public outreach through a number of venues, including at events at the Society, and through telephone and written communication.

The person in this position will aid the Assistant Director of Development and Outreach in the execution of all aspects of fundraising including, but not limited to, designing and writing appeals for targeted campaigns and programs, managing database systems to track and solicit donors, and generating reports.

The Membership Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Development and Outreach and works alongside other administrative and curatorial staff in the performance of the role.

Essential Functions

  1. Process membership dues and applications. Ensure timely activation of member benefits.
  2. Assist with the development of: member recruitment strategies, plans, campaigns; website and member communications; collateral materials; and strategies for new member programs and services.
  3. Create reports for Assistant Director Development and Outreach for Board, Executive Committee, and Membership and Outreach meetings.
  4. Ensure the integrity of membership and donor data within the ANS database
  5. Coordinate the production schedules for all print and online fundraising material.
  6. Coordinate special events such as the annual gala, and assisting with the scheduling and implementation of lectures, parties, and other programs as in-house and off-site as needed.
  7. Handle the mailing lists for publications, appeals, special events and other marketing materials as necessary
  8. Some travel to coin shows or other events may be required.


  • A high school diploma is required; a bachelor’s degree is preferred. Previous experience is not essential.
  • An ability to interact and communicate in a variety of modes with a diverse membership body is essential.
  • Excellent writing and typing skills, and attention to detail and analytical skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, WordPress, and donor management systems are all a plus, as is familiarity with various social media platforms.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with standard Google Suite and Microsoft Suite applications, Google Docs and Sheets in particular, as well as CRM databases, especially membership and donor databases like eTapestry and Raiser's Edge NXT.

Essentially, this is a position that does not require previous knowledge of the field or numismatics, but it does demand the ability to organize substantial amounts of data, to work independently and to take the initiative when necessary, as well as to work easily within a team-oriented setting.

Application Materials

To Apply

Please send résumé/CV and a cover letter to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

About the ANS

The American Numismatic Society is dedicated to the study and public appreciation of coins, currencies, medals, and other related objects. Since its founding in 1858, the ANS has assembled a permanent collection with over 800,000 objects dating from the second millennium BCE to the present and a numismatic library, which houses approximately 100,000 books, documents, and artifacts. These resources are used to support publications of books and periodicals, lectures, academic seminars, and exhibitions.

The American Numismatic Society is an equal-opportunity employer. The ANS provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, gender/sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, or any other legally protected category.

The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970.