Summary: Manages constituent-driven walk event program, with an emphasis on volunteer management and fundraising, event planning and logistics. Collaborates with committee chairs regarding event logistics and sponsorships requests. Works closely with the National Director of Field Ops on strategy and market growth.
Supervision Exercised: No supervisory duties required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all that may be found in positions of this class.)
- Acts as primary lead for events within the region including, but not limited to, the Boston Brain Tumor Ride, the Boston Brain Tumor Walk, and the CT Brain Freeze.
- Collaborates with event chairs to execute successful event within budget.
- Delivers superior volunteer service, support to constituents for the planning and implementation of assigned fundraising
- Creates and implements fundraising plans and strategies for assigned events.
- Cultivates and manages community and third party fundraising events in the region.
- Collaborates with Marketing Communications to ensure all support materials are in place for events.
- Works to identify opportunities for greater donor prospecting activities among teams and individual supporters.
- Educates and supports committee chairs and event committees to build knowledge of NBTS programs and mission, and increase participation and revenue.
- In conjunction with committee, serves as primary lead for logistics in the New England region including: Coordinating event management companies and vendor relationships; Managing event invoices, payments and deposits; Liaising to Accounting and Finance for event-related cash handling; Procuring and tracking necessary event-related licenses, permits, local accounts, certificates of insurance, etc. and assisting with site planning and management.
- Serves as the primary lead on revenue generation for the region including: Administering annual fundraising plans and strategies; Securing sponsorships and underwriting; Retaining volunteers and donors; Recruiting new team captains and corporate teams; Supporting committee chairs and members; and coordinating kick off meetings, orientations, debriefing meetings and recruitment events.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Education & Experience: Bachelor’s Degree required. Results-oriented professional with a minimum of five years of successful experience in fundraising, logistics, and community organizing and/or event management skills needed.
Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Exceptional customer service experience providing support to volunteer fundraisers. Ability to balance multiple priorities and projects efficiently and effectively in fast-paced work environment. Works well with limited supervision. Creative and independent problem-solver. Creative and adaptable to changing environment. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Computer and Internet literacy, and Microsoft Office programs. A desire to educate, motivate, and support volunteers and individuals to accomplish successful events and fundraising goals. Experience with donor database software programs and online fundraising platforms preferred (Salesforce a plus). Ability to connect with and articulate NBTS mission to work with constituents at all levels and from various backgrounds. Solid time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines. Ability to juggle priorities simultaneously. Valid driver’s license required. Local travel required to meetings, events and donor visits requiring access to a car. Travel required 25% of the time.
Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Requires someone to sit for long periods of time
- Talk on the phone and enter information into the computer for at least 70% of their day
- Infrequent light physical effort required
Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Work performed in the national home office in Newton, MA.
- Travel is required up to 25% of the time