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Development Specialist, Walk MS & Bike MS in Little Rock, AR at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

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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 Specialist, Walk MS & Bike MS supports the implementation and successful execution of fundraising campaigns for local Walk and Bike events. This position provides support and coaching to individual participants, teams, and top fundraising clubs to ensure fundraising goals are met.

The 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.

Essential Function/Responsibility

Responsible for the recruitment, engagement, cultivation, and retention of Top Fundraisers, teams, and individual participants for assigned portfolio of Walk events.

  • Support the implementation and execution of Walk MS operational plan by recruiting, cultivating, and fostering relationships with participants, teams, team captains, top fundraisers, and sponsors.
  • Actively participate in committee meetings, recruitment, kick-off and recognition events
  • 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.
  • 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 Walk MS budget for any and all purchase orders and check requests; monitors costs to ensure they are within budget
  • Assist in the assessment of prizes and t-shirts for walkers, team captains and other ancillary efforts
  • Maintains working knowledge of the Society's mission and programs to promote fundraising, research, and initiatives
  • Other administrative duties may be assigned based on local staff structure and resources

Volunteer Engagement

  • Will provide staff support to volunteer committees to ensure that committee members are fully supported and accomplish tasks required for successful events.
  • Strives to increase the number of Society volunteers by recruiting and recognizing talent
  • Will engage volunteers by effectively communicating and facilitating meaningful opportunities across all functions.
  • Cultivate volunteers, seeking and providing feedback and sharing opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning.

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