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Development Manager, Bike & Walk MS in Warwick, RI at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Warwick, RI
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    Not Specified
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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: Ride the Rhode fundraising event in the Rhode Island market and ensure the successful implementation of this event to reach fundraising goals. In addition, this position supports the fundraising, recruitment, and cultivation strategies for 3 local Walk MS events. 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 team and top fundraiser portfolio for Bike MS and Walk MS.

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 oversees revenue in the Rhode Island market resulting in $550,000 annually. This role will report directly to the Senior Director, Bike MS and will work closely with the logistics and volunteer engagement team assigned to the territory. This position will also work with the Walk MS Director in a matrix management scenario.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

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.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate and work with local Leadership Council members and Bike MS Committee to enhance revenue and stewardship community engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.