Nairobi Membership Director

Recruiter / Employer: The Room
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired


As the Community Engagement Lead, you will be responsible for growing and engaging our community of extraordinary talent in Nairobi. You will drive member recruitment & engagement by curating and overseeing in-person events & experiences. To succeed in this role, you must love engaging with people and have a knack for making people ‘feel at home’.

As Community Engagement Lead, you will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting Members: Drive membership recruitment by tapping into existing relationships & new networks to identify the most extraordinary ‘doers’ in Nairobi.
  • Managing key Stakeholders: Oversee effective relationship building & maintenance of key stakeholders (e.g. local advisory board or VIP members).
  • Curating in-person experiences: Design and identify unique, inspiring, and eclectic experiences that will help our members to build meaningful relationships.
  • Catalyzing member-driven gatherings: Encourage & support members to host their own events and ultimately facilitate a highly engaged, member-driven community.
  • Hosting selected events: Design effective agendas and serve as host for marquee events & experiences.
  • Identifying partners & spaces: For unique experiences, ‘pop-up Rooms’, excursions, and gatherings.
  • Supporting a healthy community: You will uphold our community’s values (including sometimes excluding people from our community if they violate community norms)

Living The Room's entrepreneurial 'doer' culture: You will demonstrate a roll-up sleeves mindset, from managing VIP stakeholders to setting the table for an intimate gathering -- you do what it takes to drive outstanding experiences for our members.


  • Monthly new member growth*
  • City-community member Net promoter score*
  • Member participation (number of member-hosted events & participation in local committees)


  • 7+ years of experience working in marketing, membership, content, events, or hospitality for a prestigious brand
  • An individual with an extensive book of contacts in the city
  • Strong Relationship building skills
  • A keen eye for high calibre talent
  • Experience with event planning and production and event vendors
  • Experience negotiating contracts greater than $100k USD
  • Experience with data collection, analysis, synthesis, and reporting, including through survey tools and experience with visitor studies or market research
  • Executive-level capacity for planning, financial management, delivery of programs within budget realities, and effective project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills
  • Ability to design and curate human-centric experiences
  • ‘Roll up Sleeves’ GYSHIDO mindset.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • A self-starter who can thrive in ambiguity
  • Highly creative--understanding how art, music, and food come together to create pleasing and memorable moments
  • Flexibility to travel frequently around your region, as well as working late nights and weekends as and when required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and G-suite, capable of using CRM systems like Salesforce or similar
  • Experience with membership communities is a plus
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