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Development Manager, Walk MS in Albany, NY at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a national non-profit that exists because there are people with MS. Our vision is a world free of MS. Everything we do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

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. When you join our team you have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those living with MS and their families.

The National MS Society is seeking a highly motivated, results-driven individual to join our Development Team as a Walk Manager leading multiple events in our Central New York markets.

The Development Manager, Walk MS is responsible for the implementation and success of Walk MS events in the Capital District and Central New York. This position is responsible for the recruitment, cultivation, and retention of participants, teams, and sponsors for Walk MS and will oversee a fundraising portfolio of teams and participants. This position will foster participant engagement, drive revenue and participation, and exceed participant and donor expectations with the Society.

The Development Manager 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 reports to Sr Manager, Walk MS will work closely with the logistics team assigned to the territory.  This position will also support leadership events in the market.

Essential Function/Responsibility

Responsible for leading the retention, acquisition and cultivation of Top Fundraisers, teams and individual participants for assigned Walk events.

  • Lead the implementation and execution of Walk MS by recruiting, cultivating, and fostering relationships with participants, teams, team captains, top fundraisers, and sponsors.
  • Develop strong networks within the local community, cold call, and grow prospects for potential revenue and volunteer opportunities; increase Walk MS visibility and brand awareness.
  • Work with volunteer committees to ensure that committee members are fully supported and accomplish tasks required for successful events.
  • Maintains accurate records/ data to evaluate effectiveness and public awareness of events activities and results.
  • Develop and implement events to recognize, reward, and motivate successful volunteers and fundraisers to ensure ongoing commitment and engagement.
  • Adhere to the approved MS Walk budget for any and all purchase orders and check requests
  • Assist in the assessment of prizes and t-shirts for walkers, team captains and other ancillary efforts
  • Other administrative duties may be assigned based on local staff structure and resources
  • Serve as a member of the development team to identify, assess, and implement best practices

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.