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Seasonal Development Coordinator, Bike MS in Philadelphia, PA at National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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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 have an exciting opportunity to join our national Development team as a temporary Coordinator, Bike MS.  This position will run from September - November.

The Development Coordinator, Bike MS will focus on the constituents and teams, planning, local marketing coordination, administrative duties, volunteer management, and donor relations associated with Bike MS and other events as assigned in order to achieve fundraising and community relations goals as well as supporting the organization's vision to create a world free of MS.

This position will support the successful execution of Bike MS events, including kickoffs, committee meetings, pre-event socials/gatherings and provide on-site support day of and weekend of events. Duties include, recruiting participants, recruiting & engaging volunteers, supporting /coaching/cultivating event participants, and supporting logistical needs related to donor cultivation and recognition.

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

  • Increase participant engagement through cultivation and recruitment activities
  • 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
  • Identify recruitment events for Mass Market Events- ie sports expos, health fairs, bike events; 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 production of all event materials including utilizing Society sourced print houses to coordinate printing, managing prep and assembly when necessary


  • Assists with all RSVP and invitation activities for development events in designated area
  • Assist with all prize and incentive fulfillment
  • Assist with the development, management, compilation, and reporting of results from surveys, feedback forms, etc.
  • Provides correspondence to indivduals , sponsors and team as directed by Development leaders
  • Assists with event follow-up and analysis where necessary.
  • Assist with department mailings