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Seasonal Coordinator, Walk MS in Anchorage, AK at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

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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 designedto 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 Seasonal Coordinator, Walk MS will support the successful execution of Walk MS in Anchorage through recruitment and cultivation of participants and teams, community outreach, top fundraiser recognition, and general support. The Development Coordinator acts as an ambassador for the National MS Society, always striving to engage participants and donors with the mission by providing exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities include coaching, supporting, and engaging participants and volunteers, providing needed logistical/administrative support, and supporting donor recognition activities to ensure an exceptional event experience for all.  This is a part-time, temporay position working approximately 10 hours per week January 2019 - May 2019.

Execute campaign strategies to retain, grow and recruit participants and sponsors for assigned events

  • Increase participant engagement through cultivation and recruitment activities
  • With guidance from development leadership accelerates revenue growth by ensuring each Walk MS event market has a strong event experience, including all VIP level recognition. Works in collaboration with the logistics team (in-house or outsourced).
  • Collaborate with the market staff to implement successful team fundraising and recruitment weeks to maximize these efforts.
  • Regularly monitor the performance of fundraising portfolio to ensure timely responsiveness to new registrants, to recognize fundraising and recruitment milestones and to maximize retention.
  • Manage communication schedule of team week emails within Convio and execute electronic communication with participants and donors.
  • Assist event participants with registration & participant center support
  • Conduct personal outreach to participants to provide coaching around how to utilizing our online resources to increase their fundraising
  • Conduct personal outreach and stewardship of local event sponsors; identify new sponsor opportunities in the local market
  • Identify recruitment events for Mass Market Events- ie sports expos, health fairs; ensure events are well staffed through recruitment of volunteers
  • Manages call sheets for all event-related gifts and large gift tracking related to special events
  • Support timely and accurate reporting support for the development department
  • Provide Customer service for Mass Market Event participants and donors and serve as fundraising resource for all event participants.
  • Manage key aspects of events as related to top fundraiser and team experience and recognition. Examples may include set up and management of Team Village, registration process or start and finish line areas
  • Provide support on site at each event
  • Coordinate design and production of all awards and recognition pieces
  • Assist with management of all VIP cultivation and recognition activities
  • Coordinate production of all event materials including utilizing Society sourced print houses to coordinate printing, managing prep and assembly when necessary

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

  • Attend and participate in event committee meetings as necessary to understand the role of committee and provide appropriate staff support.
  • 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 our work.
  • Cultivate volunteers, seeking and providing feedback and sharing opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning. We recognize the contributions of all volunteers.