The Houston Local News Initiative (“HLNI”) is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to advance democracy in our communities and strengthen the lives of all Houstonians one story at a time. HLNI is launching soon as an independent, non-profit digital news operation that will cover a broad range of topics serving the Greater Houston community. HLNI is initially supported by a coalition of three of Houston’s leading philanthropies including Arnold Ventures, The Houston Endowment, and the Kinder Foundation.
At HLNI, we are expanding our Operations team to include a Director of Memberships. The Director of Memberships will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and will coordinate digital fundraising activities, and develop and implement strategies to support fundraising goals across the organization. You will grow online fundraising and donor engagement programs by executing effective strategies and techniques via email, website promotions, social media, text, podcasts, newsletters, and other digital channels. You will play a key role in optimizing the digital audience experience in order to convert audiences to members. You will collaborate with concurrent marketing and engagement campaigns to continue to grow the audience from which to attract future members
We will consider applications on an ongoing basis, but we encourage those who are interested to apply ASAP.
You have a strong ability to organize and synthesize information to drive alignment and decisions that lead to membership growth. You are a passionate believer in independent media as a tool for positive change and you thread that belief through all of your work with members and potential members.
EXCELLENCE: We wake up every day with the intent to be the best at what we do. We hustle. We have grit. When we make mistakes, we’ll learn from them.
INCLUSION: We aren’t all the same, and those differences are what make us better. We’ll respect each person’s uniqueness. Perspective, context and life experiences help us to tell the story.
AMBITION: We will be bold and creative, open to all ideas big or small. We really mean it.
FUN: We are not making widgets, although there is nothing wrong with widgets. We tell stories - and stories are often fun, so we believe in having lots of fun.
COLLABORATION: We are all in this together. We may not always agree, but we will listen to each other and communicate candidly and respectfully.
We’re committed to building an inclusive organization that represents the people and communities we serve. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, veterans, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.