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Development Associate, Bike MS (part-time) in Carrollton, TX at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

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Job Description

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

The Development Associate will focus on constituents and teams in development, top donor recognition, local marketing coordination, administrative duties, volunteer coordination associated with Bike MS and other events as assigned in order to achieve fundraising and community relations goals.

This position will support the successful execution of Bike MS events, including kickoffs, committee meetings, pre-event socials/gatherings and provide on-site support day of and weekend of events. Duties include, recruiting participants, supporting /coaching/cultivating event participants, and supporting logistical needs related to donor cultivation and recognition.  This is a part-time position working approximately 20 hours per week.

The Development Associate 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 supports the development team and organization to foster participant engagement, exceed participant and donor expectations with the Society and drive revenue and participation.

Bike MS Support

  • Supports activities that will increase participant engagement and revenue growth
  • Assists the market staff to implement successful team fundraising and recruitment weeks to maximize these efforts.
  • Provides supportive reporting and monitoring of registrants to ensure timely responsiveness to new registrants and to recognize fundraising and recruitment milestones 
  • Supports the execution of team week emails within Convio and execute electronic communication with participants and donors.
  • Assist event participants with registration & participant center support
  • Conduct personal outreach to participants to provide coaching around how to utilizing our online resources to increase their fundraising
  • Identify recruitment events for Mass Market Events- i.e. sports expos, health fairs, bike events; ensure events are well staffed through recruitment of volunteers
  • Manages call sheets for all event-related gifts and large gift tracking related to special events
  • Support timely and accurate reporting support for the development department
  • Assists with key aspects of events as related to top fundraiser and team experience and recognition. Examples may include set up and management of Team Village, registration process or start and finish line areas
  • Provide support on site at each event
  • Coordinate design and production of all awards and recognition pieces
  • Assist with management of all VIP cultivation and recognition activities
  • Assists with the production of all event materials including utilizing Society sourced print houses to coordinate printing, managing prep and assembly when necessary


  • Assists with all RSVP and invitation activities for development events in designated area
  • Assist with the development, management, compilation, and reporting of results from surveys, feedback forms, etc.
  • Assists the in all department meeting, with scheduling, note taking and disbursements of notes
  • Assists with outreach phone call management
  • Assists with sponsor tracking and day of fulfillment as needed
  • Provides correspondence to individuals , sponsors and team as directed by Development leaders
  • Manage assigned projects to within budget guidelines as directed to include: managing vendor quotes, accounts payable & receivable and utilizing the E-procurement System
  • Manage department mailings
  • Prepare sponsor wrap up reports and donor proposals as needed.
  • Other administrative duties may be assigned based on local market staffing resources