Based out of Milford, CT, the full-time Development Manager handles all aspects of the Walk to Defeat ALS®, the signature fundraising program of The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter, and all other fundraising initiatives to achieve budgeted annual revenue targets for walks, community and program events, and all other fundraisers. Our Walk to Defeat ALS takes place in three locations, generating vital proceeds for patient care and comfort, as well as research for treatments and a cure. Therefore the successful candidate must be experienced in all aspects of fundraising including Peer-to-Peer fundraising and event management.
Location: Connecticut Chapter 4 Oxford Road, Ste. E4 Milford, CT
Reports to: Executive Director
The mission of The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter (ALSA-CT) is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, as well as to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. The ALS Association is the only national non-profit fighting ALS on all fronts with a three pronged mission: providing comprehensive patient care, scientific research, and advocacy for the needs of people with ALS.
PRIMARY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Overall Planning and Project Management:
Coordinate all aspects of implementing the Walk to Defeat ALS® program, and other designated events.
Participate in the planning of long-term and short-term development strategies to solicit funds and meet fundraising targets for the Walk to Defeat ALS® and/or other events in the designated state.
Work with Executive Director to create budgets for each event in state. Operate within set budgetary guidelines.
Establish projected income goals, develop, and implement plans and strategies for meeting income goals for each Walk and/or other events in the state.
The plan will include a timeline for the walk and must include deadlines, sponsorship inclusion, material ordering, mailings, etc.
Work with the community on third party events including coordination, strategy, and management.
Outreach to secure in-kind donations for events.
Growth and Development:
Focus is on developing and growing existing Walks and Fundraising, including teams, team captains, individual walkers, and corporate teams.
Advance donor solicitation and stewardship activities.
Responsible for the management and financial development for Walks and all other fundraising events.
Use all tools available to continually network to identify, recruit and secure sponsorship income for Walk, and/or other events.
Create and conduct individual and corporate recruitment presentations to secure corporate teams and sponsorship dollars.
Responsible for recruiting and building strong Walk teams and committees to secure maximum income growth.
Serve as the point of contact for all forms of communication for participants, team captains, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and community leaders.
Network to identify, recruit, cultivate, and retain new and existing Community Partner Events, and/or other events.
Create and implement the annual stewardship and acknowledgement plan for Community Partner Events.
Manage tracking system for Walks, Community Partner Events, and other events for reporting and fulfillment purposes.
Marketing and Communication:
Create appropriate social media posts and ads on multiple outlets.
Assist participants with integrated fundraising through Facebook, troubleshoot issues, and develop an acknowledgement process.
Utilize Constant Contact and Luminate for communications related to the Walk.
Assist with media outreach to newspapers, television, and radio.
Recruit and identify volunteers to ensure event support.
Provide volunteers with clear, concise objectives, expectations, job descriptions, and goals to ensure successful events.
Pull and prepare reports to collect and analyze data for reporting purposes. Reporting provides needed data for events, annual appeals, leadership, etc.
Prepare Presentations, proposals and reports using Excel, Word, Canva, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Maintain explicit database notes in order to ensure all donor and vendor contact information is accurate for follow-up and development purposes.
Assist with maintaining the database related to duplicates, conversion issues, and other tasks as assigned.
Prepare and update necessary materials as needed to ensure all sponsorship logos and information are included as required to guarantee accurate sponsor fulfillment.
Responsible for updating, ordering, maintaining, and distributing all materials for Walk and all other fundraising events.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Key Skills:
College degree or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
3 – 5 year’s progressive experience in all fundraising methods including but not limited to Peer to Peer. A proven track record of fundraising success is required.
Management of special events required, preferably walk event experience.
Experience with volunteer management.
Commitment to accuracy, highly organized, excellent attention to detail, highly efficient and conscientious with thorough follow-up. Impeccable spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills.
Skilled communicator, with superior interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.
Experience with managing multiple social media outlets.
Able to handle confidential information and maintain high confidentiality.
High degree of initiative, self-motivated, and resourceful.
Ability to work under, and comply with, continuous and multiple deadlines and evolving priorities.
Possess ability to follow through with commitments.
Team player who enjoys interaction with professionals, peers, volunteers, and those served by the organization.
Must be comfortable with public speaking.
Ability to work weekends and evenings necessary for events and meetings as scheduled.
Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; intermediate level preferred. Canva experience desired.
Experience with Salsa, Luminate, and/or Salesforce desired.
Professional, tactful, react well under pressure, mature work attitude, reliable, resourceful, and respectful to others. Personable, yet professional and confidential.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
Must maintain insurance on a vehicle driven for business purposes.
Must pass a satisfactory background check, drug test, and motor vehicle record check.
Able and willing to travel within the state of Connecticut. May require occasional travel outside of Connecticut for regional or national meetings.
Willing and able to drive a cargo van or car within the state of Connecticut.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIORNMENT:
Employee must occasionally lift and/or move items, typically no more than 50 pounds.
Frequently required to stand, walk, and sit
Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions.
While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be louder during events.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The ALS Association offers a supportive and flexible work environment and a compensation and benefit package including medical benefits, generous PTO and holiday schedule, and short term disability.
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Based out of Milford, CT, the full-time Development Manager handles all aspects of the Walk to Defeat ALS®, the signature fundraising program of The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter, and all other fundraising initiatives to…