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Development Manager, Bike MS in Kansas City, MO at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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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. We partner with volunteers to accomplish our work. Staff members engage volunteers through effective and timely communications, facilitating meaningful opportunities, and continually seeking and providing feedback for reciprocal growth and learning.

The National MS Society is seeking a high-energy, goal-driven, experienced fundraiser to join our Development team as a Manager, Bike MS.

The Development Manager, Bike MS will oversee Bike MS fundraising events in the Kansas City market and ensure the successful implementation of these events to reach fundraising goals. The Manager will cultivate positive relationships with the top participants/teams, volunteer committees, and corporate and community supporters. This position is responsible for relationship building and revenue growth through active management of a teams and top fundraiser portfolios.

The Development Manager acts as an ambassador for the National MS Society, always striving to engage participants and donors with the mission. This position collaborates across departments to foster participant engagement, exceed participant and donor expectations with the Society and drive fundraising and participation. Strong relationship building skills, a positive, can-do attitude and a commitment to working as a team are essential for success in this role.

This position supports the fundraising, recruitment, and cultivation strategies for other local events and will work closely with the logistics team assigned to the territory.

Implement campaign strategies to retain, grow and recruit participants for assigned events and achieve fundraising success

  • Collaborating with Development leadership this position executes operational plans that focus on acquisition, retention and cultivation of top fundraisers, teams, participants, sponsors, etc.
  • Manages and cultivates relationships with teams, top fundraisers, participants, sponsors, & volunteers
  • Increases participant and corporate partner engagement resulting in growth in registrations and fundraising revenue.
  • Coaches, develops and supervises a market staff responsible for executing the operational plan (when applicable)
  • Ensure direct reports develop themselves professionally by providing opportunities for growth based on individual and organizational goals
  • Collaborating with team members, ensure all participants have a positive event experience
  • Regularly monitor the performance of fundraising portfolio to ensure timely responsiveness to new registrants, to recognize fundraising and recruitment milestones and to maximize retention.
  • Leverage mission related resource to engage participants during the year
  • Steward top fundraisers and team captains year-round with mission focus and gratitude.
  • Other duties as assigned

Facilitates Volunteer Engagement for fundraising and event experience in the assigned event revenue portfolio

  • Cultivates volunteers, seeks and provides feedback and shares opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning.
  • Collaborates with key staff to maximize engagement and results of committees to increase outreach, acquisition and awareness
  • Encourage volunteer involvement on the part of teams and participant's connections to enhance the efforts and expand team/participant engagement with the Society.
  • Other duties as assigned