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Development Director, Walk MS

Company: National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Location: Oakhurst
Posted on: November 20, 2023

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Director, Walk MS leading the fundraising and engagement for Walk MS in this market. The Director, Walk MS is responsible for leading the implementation of the Walk MS operational plan across multiple markets to meet or exceed revenue goals in the assigned area. This position will manage a staff team and work closely with logistics and volunteer engagement teams to ensure excellent event experience. This position will engage market leaders, local staff, key volunteers, and board members to reach revenue goals.

Essential Function/Responsibility

Drive Walk MS revenue and participation (70% of time):

  • Develop market specific tactics for increasing engagement, registration, and fundraising through consistent metrics analysis and leadership of Revenue Performance meetings.
  • Drive key strategies by organizing volunteers, staff, and participants during critical periods of the campaign.
  • Responsible for portfolio oversight including the creation of strong and balanced portfolios across the staff as well as ensuring consistent use of relationship management tools and collaboration through relationship management teams.
  • Manage and grow revenue and engagement of assigned relationship portfolio.
  • Ensure highest level of event experience by working in collaboration with logistics and volunteer engagement to determine event dates, locations, and components within the plan that can be highlighted or enhanced on event day.
  • Coach, develop and directly supervise a team of development professionals responsible for Walk MS revenue in assigned area.
  • Accelerate revenue growth through acquisition of and expansion of local corporate partners.
  • Engage market leaders in Walk MS budgeted revenue assessments and revenue growth planning.
  • Implement processes that enable rapid adoption of successful tactics into the assigned event revenue portfolio.

    Facilitate Volunteer Engagement for fundraising and event experience in the assigned event revenue portfolio (10%)

    • Engage volunteers through meaningful and impactful work that is well defined and structured by employing the strategies, tools and resources in their local market.
    • Identify, develop and grow volunteer capacity to achieve measurable and sustainable results while removing obstacles.
    • Build and develop volunteer leadership committees to grow revenue and participation in Walk MS.
    • Ensures volunteer behaviors are aligned with Society Operating Principles; provide timely feedback and coaching to improve performance and behaviors.
    • Cultivate volunteers, seek and provide feedback and shares opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning.

      Provides Leadership and expertise as part of the Walk MS Team responsible for achieving revenue goals (20% of time)

      • Responsible for hiring and training market staff, ensuring competencies in the Walk MS Operational Plan and various reporting tools, in addition to general trainings for the Society and other tools critical to their success.
      • In partnership with staff, develop and monitor individualized professional development plans, creating capacity and opportunities for growth while removing obstacles.
      • Work with market leader and local Board of Directors to grow Walk MS revenue and event participation.
      • Collaborate with other functional staff across the organization to ensure successful event execution and revenue generation.
      • Manage revenue and expense budget for assigned area.

Keywords: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Union , Development Director, Walk MS, Executive , Oakhurst, New Jersey

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