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President (Non-Profit Executive) in Minneapolis, MN at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Date Posted: 3/21/2019

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Job Description

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a non-profit health organization, is seeking a President for its Upper Midwest market. This position is to be located in the Minneapolis, Minnesota office. 

The President engages community leaders in achieving Society priorities -- most importantly, in raising funds. She or he must passionately communicate about the Society's research, services and advocacy strategies and how the Society impacts the lives of people affected by MS. This requires a deep understanding of the communities in the chapter territory and an ability to engage with a wide range of people.

The President ensures consistency in the implementation of operational plans--always contributing to continuous improvement. As a member of the Society Leadership and Management Team, the president must have a Society-wide perspective.

The President clearly articulates and models the Society culture. She or he ensures Operating Principles are reflected in staff and volunteer behaviors. The trust and confidence in the Society of all constituent groups is a reflection of the president's effectiveness.


1. Ensure Leadership volunteer engagement in communities throughout the territory- 40%

  • Build trust and confidence in the Society as the leadership executive in an assigned territory
  • Develop and cultivate an active and engaged Board of Trustees and Community Engagement Committee
  • Coach and develop staff and volunteers to be effective at community engagement
  • Connect and convene people to learn, participate, advise and contribute at their highest level
  • Identify, engage, leverage and cultivate community resources, influence and connections
  • Identify talent for Society committees and work teams. Expand and deepen involvement of volunteers throughout the Society
  • Ensure a consistent experience for people affected by MS, volunteers and participants, regardless of where people live.

2. Drive revenue growth- 40%

  • Participate in setting and ensuring the achievement of revenue targets; using Society metrics, plan and tools for effective management and plan execution
  • Ensure the Board of Trustees supports and is engaged in the achievement of revenue targets
  • Coach staff members and develop the staff team to achieve revenue targets
  • Ensure an active and engaged Donor Relations committee
  • Identify, cultivate, steward and recognize top relationships (donors, fundraisers, teams, corporate and community partners)
  • Manage a portfolio of top relationships and participate in relationship management teams (often leading the teams)
  • Identify new and potential donors through community connections
  • Ensure effective volunteer event committees and volunteer engagement is aligned to Society revenue plans

3. Increase operational effectiveness and capacity- 20%

  • Demonstrate a commitment to all Society staff growth and development. Actively participate in the professional development plans and activities of staff.
  • Identify, develop and grow staff and volunteer capacity (skills and talents) to achieve measurable and sustainable results while removing obstacles
  • Ensure staff and volunteer leadership behaviors are aligned with Society Operating Principles; provide timely feedback and coaching to improve performance and behaviors
  • Participate in decision-making and professional development as a member of the Society Leadership and Management Team (and other Society leadership and work teams, as appropriate)
  • Recognize and actively support the role and work of the strategy leadership teams
  • Provide leadership in annual budget development, accurate forecasting and resource management and communicate progress to REVP and board of trustees
  • Ensure operations are effectively managed and aligned with Society practices; adhering to all Society policies and procedures
  • Recognize and remove obstacles to organizational effectiveness; demonstrate and actively contribute to continuous improvement
  • Maintain a strong sense of teamwork and foster a positive working environment


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