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Join the USHPA office team!

The US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization, dedicated to the promotion, preservation and training of free-flight (unpowered hang gliding & paragliding) in the USA.

You can find USHPA’s mission here. We embrace diversity, integrity, technology, and transparency to serve our membership and drive the health and growth of our sports. We seek motivated, passionate people with a lively intelligence who can think, create and execute, and who work well on a team.


Membership Manager

The U.S. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) - Colorado Springs, CO $40,000 - $55,000 a year

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The Membership Manager is responsible for facilitating administrative programs to serve our various membership groups, support our mission, grow our brand, and increase awareness of hang gliding and paragliding in the U.S.

About You:

As a company with a small staff, this position will actively participate in many roles and facets of the organization. The Membership Manager must be an excellent communicator, organized and detail-oriented, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines, and open to constructive feedback. You are a hands-on self-starter who thrives on constant learning and professional development. You seek out the best channels to deliver programs and communications that positively impact members and our brand.
Duties and Responsibilities * Administration

  • Participate and help facilitate the progress of USHPA’s volunteer committees as they develop policy and programs, supporting planning, meetings, action plans and follow-up, and integrating new members
  • Support committees in communicating with program advocates and soliciting member feedback
  • Support collaborative policy integration with partner organizations as well as communications initiatives (e.g. webinars)
  • Handle magazine administrative duties, event listings, and advertisements, including coordinating with advertisers and contributors, and ensuring that ad content is correct for each issue
  • Update website, forms, and supporting materials to support changes in policy and procedures
  • Collaborate with bookkeeper and staff to maintain accurate accounting and audit support
  • Create and update documentation of related internal procedures.
  • Participate in board meeting preparation and support.


  • Process Temporary and Annual Membership Applications, Membership Renewals, Ratings and Appointments in accordance with USHPA Standard Operating Procedures
  • Facilitate and support USHPA programs including; Chapter Renewals, Elections, Event Applications, Rating Officials and insurance support
  • Provide primary incoming phone and email support


  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties and projects as assigned
  • Travel as required for board meetings, and as needed for training or events

Education, Experience, and Skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Language, Marketing, Sports Management, or a related discipline
  • Advanced verbal and written communication and editing skills
  • Ability to distill complicated topics and explain them clearly
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with office software, email marketing tools and best practices
  • Ability to maintain positive and professional attitude in all situations and user groups


  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Language, Marketing, Business Administration, Sports Management, or a related discipline
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Experience in an aviation-related or other outdoor organization
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Experience with iMIS Association Management System by Advanced Solutions International (ASI)
  • Active pilot member of USHPA

Compensation & Benefits

  • This is a full-time position that will be based in Colorado Springs, with the ability for most work to be completed remotely
  • We offer compensation in line with your experience and skills, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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