Careers at EERI

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Membership and Communications Manager

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) — a non-profit membership-supported technical society dedicated to reducing earthquake risk — seeks a proactive, creative, experienced, and technology-aware Membership and Communications Manager. This person will be a primary liaison with the Institute’s approximately 3,000 members with lead responsibility to design, implement, and assess our membership retention and recruitment campaigns. The Membership and Communications Manager will also be responsible for developing and deploying an integrated communications plan to increase the overall branding, visibility and reach of the Institute to its members, other stakeholders, and the public.

The Membership and Communications Manager must be self-motivated, flexible, an excellent communicator, and an outstanding team player. This position requires someone eager to use our data and their knowledge of industry trends to develop innovative strategies then deliver on that vision by completing necessary tasks from simple to complex. Strong planning and organizational skills are essential because activities will vary in scope, timeline, and team size. Experience with membership development and retention is necessary, preferably with a nonprofit association.

The Membership and Communications Manager should be adept and comfortable working in a collaborative working environment amongst a small staff and many professional volunteers. Travel is required for EERI’s Annual Meeting and occasionally for other U.S. conferences or meetings.

EERI ( is a non-profit membership-supported technical society dedicated to reducing earthquake risk. It has an international audience of professionals from many disciplines associated with earthquake engineering and risk management. Our 3,000 members are organized into volunteer committees, projects, and both regional and student chapters that conduct activities to achieve our mission. A small eight-person staff runs the organization from a casual professional office at City Center in downtown Oakland on the BART line.

The salary range will be from $70,000 to $85,000 based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. EERI provides a comprehensive employee benefits package with paid vacation, holidays, and sick days.

For a complete list of job duties and desired qualifications, download the full Membership and Communications Manager Employment Opportunity announcement.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should send a letter of interest and resume with supporting qualifications to All applications will be kept in strictest confidence. No calls please.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2019 or until filled.

Thank you for your interest in working with EERI.