Exciting Opportunities at SEGD: Expanding Our Educational Resources and Member Support

At SEGD, we are dedicated to educating, connecting, and inspiring the global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who create experiences that connect people to place. As we continue to evolve and grow, we are thrilled to announce two new key positions that will help expand our educational resources, member support, and thought leadership. We invite passionate and talented individuals to join our vibrant and creative community in these exciting roles: Events Associate and Director of Membership Development.

Events Associate

Employment Type: Full-time, Hybrid

About the Role:
The Events Associate will play a crucial role in planning and executing both in-person and virtual educational symposiums and annual conferences. This hands-on position involves coordinating contractors and volunteers, managing logistics such as orders, shipping, on-site oversight, and overall event management. The ideal candidate will enjoy staying on top of tasks, engaging in hands-on collaboration, and demonstrating agility and flexibility with a welcoming demeanor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research suitable event locations, hotels, and venues for conferences and workshops.
  • Update the SEGD website with comprehensive event details and registration options.
  • Provide participant and stakeholder services from initial registration to post-event follow-up.
  • Coordinate shipments, signage, badge printing, audio-visual support, room setups, food and beverage orders, and speaker arrangements.
  • Finalize logistics for event tours and manage speaker services.
  • Partner with the Director of Partnerships to confirm sponsor and exhibitor arrangements.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum two years working in event planning; non-profit or association experience preferred
  • Experience with Google Workspace and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Familiarity with databases and/or directories
  • Exceptional attention to detail and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively under stress and handle multiple overlapping activities
  • Available to travel (some overnight stays required)
Director of Membership Development

Employment Type: Full-time, Hybrid

About the Role:
SEGD is seeking a dynamic and strategic Director of Membership Development to lead the expansion and enhancement of our membership community. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in membership growth, nonprofit organizations, and development. They will be responsible for adding significant membership value, increasing membership growth, overseeing our existing 40 chapter network, and ensuring the consistent management of volunteer staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive membership growth strategy.
  • Evaluate and enhance the value proposition for SEGD members.
  • Serve as the primary liaison to SEGD’s 40 chapters.
  • Oversee and support the management of volunteer staff.
  • Foster a sense of community and belonging among SEGD members.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to monitor membership trends and measure success.
  • Collaborate with SEGD’s leadership team, staff, and volunteers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, or a related field; minimum 5 years experience.
  • Proven experience in membership growth and development within nonprofit organizations.
  • Strong understanding of membership value creation and engagement strategies.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, Google Work Space, project management software, and analytics for membership retention.
  • Experience with membership management software is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
Organizational Culture and Benefits:

Each SEGD staff member is expected to be a standout colleague, self-motivated, and committed to an atmosphere of respectful, honest, and open communication. The work environment is one of high energy, mutual support, and creativity. SEGD provides opportunities for learning and professional development, and a gratifying work experience.

Both positions offer flexible work hours and a combination of remote and office work from our metro-accessible location in Washington, DC. Travel to events may be required (with expense reimbursement). We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity within our organization.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and three professional references to segd-jobs@segd.org. Please submit your application with the subject line: Events Associate or Director of Membership Development. The deadline to apply is July 12, 2024. Please visit the following links for the complete job descriptions:

Events Associate Job Description
Director of Membership Development Job Description

We look forward to welcoming new team members who share our passion for experience design and are eager to contribute to SEGD’s continued growth and success. Join us in making a difference in the world of experiential graphic design!

About SEGD

We are designers of experiences connecting people to place. SEGD is a multidisciplinary community collectively shaping the future of experience design. We are a thought leader and an amplifier in the practice of experience design. Learn more at segd.org.