The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the oldest and largest nonprofit MS organization in the U.S. With offices and staff in all 50 states, the Society supports more MS research than any other organization in the world. The Society offers you the chance to achieve your professional goals at the same time you are making a major difference in the lives of people with MS.
The National MS Society, Northern California Chapter is looking for an energetic Director of Donor Relations.
The Director of Donor Relations is responsible for developing and managing a comprehensive approach to the Chapter’s individual giving revenue streams. The Chapter currently raises almost $6 million annually. The Director of Donor Relations needs to ensure growth within and among campaigns, and cultivate and steward our donor community. Specific responsibilities include:
•Prepare and administer the individual giving department budget in alignment with the Chapter’s and Society’s strategic plans; monitor department costs to ensure that appropriate controls are implemented. •Develop with annual giving campaign budgets, timelines and action plans with goals and tactics. •Research, identify and cultivate research major gifts to the chapter. •Plan and oversee the development, preparation and production of marketing materials and information promoting traditional campaigns. •Develops strategies for individual solicitations; creates proposals and works with prospects to ensure effective cultivation and solicitation. •Develops and manages a tracking system to monitor and report individual giving status including solicitations, responses, needs and gifts. •Develop, train and staff volunteer committees where appropriate •Develop strategic overall campaign objectives, work plans, budgets, goals, schedules and timetables and prepares reports as required including budget activity and status. •Research campaign donors, participants and sponsor prospects •Assist and support the committees in the solicitation of products, services and cash donations •Establish and maintain development department donor files, which include prospect resources, project records, tactics and strategies. •Assist with the management and cultivation of volunteers for the Board of Trustees •Represent the Society and the Chapter appropriately and accurately to the public •Perform other duties as may be assigned
Strong interpersonal and management skills. Bachelor degree and experience in management and/or marketing. Minimum five to seven years experience in fund development including annual giving, individual fund development, including major gifts and personal solicitations, corporate and foundation work and volunteer management. Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects concurrently. Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.
•Demonstrates future-oriented vision and ability to define a strategic direction, set goals and take action and achieve goals. •Able to organize job activities and establish a course of action for self and others and manage performance to desired results. •Expresses thoughts and ideas in an articulate, clear, concise and influential manner. •Able to prioritize, schedule and monitor multiple projects. •Able to establish strong collaborative relationships and work with others in a cooperative and effective manner. •Able to engage others in support of the mission. •Able to provide leadership and develop the potential in others. •Able to function independently with a minimum of structure. •Able to adapt interpersonal and communication style to interact effectively with a wide variety of people. •Demonstrates consideration for the feelings and needs of others. •Able to adjust and maintain effectiveness in the face of multiple demands, challenges, changes and client involvement. •Able to resolve problems and concerns related to tasks, projects and assignments in a timely and appropriate manner. •Stays current in knowledge and proficiency in job-related PC software programs including Windows, word processing, spreadsheet, scheduling, graphic/presentation, email, fax and Internet and database management applications.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Ability to sit, stand, walk on a frequent and prolonged basis. • Ability to lift, carry stoop, kneel or crouch as needed. • Ability to use a computer for prolonged periods of time. • Ability to use visual and auditory skills on a daily basis. • Ability to travel and have access to a vehicle
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for positions regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.