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Membership Manager (Business Development)

Membership Manager (Business Development)
Organization: Public Affairs Council
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11/13/2023

Are you an engaging and effective fundraising/business development professional who is passionate about connecting people to good ideas? If so, you might be a perfect addition to our high-performing team.

We are the Public Affairs Council, a well-respected, non-partisan organization of more than 750 companies and associations. As the leading international association for public affairs executives and managers, our members come to us to learn best practices, tap into expertise, and expand their professional community.

Business Development Manager Position

As our business development manager, you will take the lead in expanding our membership through outreach and relationship building with executives at corporations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to smaller firms from emerging industries. The good news is that as a non-political group that doesn’t just focus on one industry, we have a huge, global universe of potential members.


  • Head up corporate recruitment efforts.
  • Identify, cultivate, and track membership leads.
  • Assist in designing strategies for engaging and retaining corporate members.


  • Successful track record in business development or fundraising.
  • Expertise in membership marketing strategies.
  • Well-developed writing and public-speaking skills.
  • Known for delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Bonus points for direct experience in public affairs or communications.

Work Environment and Benefits

You will work with membership team colleagues who manage our database, handle invoicing, and provide support for membership recruitment/retention activities. This position reports to the senior director of membership.

The Council ( provides an excellent work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package (including performance bonuses), a hybrid workplace, and a location convenient to Metro’s Foggy Bottom and Farragut North stations.

Application Process

Applicants MUST submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Absolutely no phone calls, please.

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