We are more than an organization. We are a movement. United in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. At the National MS Society you have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those living with MS and their families.
As a member of the Society team, you'll work in an environment that values collaboration, innovation, diverse perspectives, and most of all a relentless resolve so people with MS can live their best lives.
The Specialist, Walk MS is responsible for the implementation and success for assigned events and is accountable for reaching fundraising goals by overseeing all aspects of events, including individual participant fundraising, team fundraising, top fundraising clubs, volunteer management, sponsorship and participant recognition.
The Development Specialist acts as an ambassador for the National MS Society, always striving to engage participants and their donors with the mission by providing exceptional customer service. This position works closely with the development team and organization to foster participant engagement, exceed participant and donor expectations with the Society and drive revenue and participation.
Responsible for the retention, acquisition and cultivation of Top Fundraisers, teams and individual participants for assigned portfolio of events. Recruit, orient, train, and monitor performance of volunteers to organize events that meet or exceed the established fundraising goals. Implement and evaluate the Walk MS Plan in alignment with the Society's operational plan. Develop event campaign and operational plans in conjunction with Society strategies. Oversee the implementation and evaluation of fundraising strategies and tactics. Implement a successful business plan using the organization's core business tactics to reach this goal. Develop strong networks within the local community, cold call or develop and grow prospects for potential revenue streams, and volunteer opportunities, and to increase Walk MS visibility and brand awareness. Assist by providing leadership to volunteer committees to ensure that committee members are fully supported and accomplish tasks required for successful events. Maintain accurate records/ data to evaluate effectiveness and public awareness of events activities and results. Work alongside supervisor to remain under budget for even Develop and implement events to recognize, reward, and motivate successful volunteers and fundraisers to ensure ongoing commitment. Adhere to the approved MS Walk budget for any and all purchase orders and check requests Develop and maintain strong relationships and communication with: New Teams, Participants, , Clients, Client Services and Programs Department and Volunteers Plan Awards / Recognition Dinner for participants, teams, sponsors and top fundraisers
Volunteer Engagement Increase the number of Society volunteers, recognizing and recruiting talent. Engage volunteers, effectively communicating and facilitating meaningful opportunities across all functions. Partner with volunteers to accomplish work. Cultivate volunteers, seeking and providing feedback and sharing opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning.
Compensation for this position is $39,300 - $46,000. Final offer will take into consideration candidate experience.
Minimum Education: Bachelor of Arts or Science preferably in Business Development, Marketing, or Non-Profit Relevant years of related experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
Minimum Experience/Skills/Competencies: Two years of work experience in event management, fundraising or related field Knowledge of nonprofit industry standards, current trends and best practices. Adept at building strong relationships; skilled at communicating with diverse groups; goal driven Self motivated with a collaborative work style Organization and the ability to prioritize tasks is essential.
Technical/Other: Commitment to the mission, vision, cultural values, and expectations of the National MS Society This position will be required to drive/travel on Society business. Candidate must possess a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation. The Society does run motor vehicle checks for all positions which require driving and the applicant must meet the Society guidelines. Availability to work occasional nights and weekends to support events, committee meetings, etc
Estimated compensation range for this role is $37,000 - $44,000. Final offers will be based on candidate geographic location and consider career experience therefore may vary from this range due to these factors. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package to employees. These benefits include a considerable Paid Time Off Plan; Paid Holidays; 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Society match; Educational Reimbursement Plan; Professional Development Assistance; Commuter Benefit Plan; Comprehensive Health & Welfare benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Life Assistance Plan as well as additional voluntary benefit offerings.
The National MS Society is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We need you and your unique talents and perspectives to help us write the last chapter on MS.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with a COVID-19 FDA-approved vaccine or a COVID-19 vaccine granted Emergency Use Authorization) by the date of hire. A candidate is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) or as defined by the Center for Disease Control. Candidates unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.