We are seeking a full-time Director of Fundraising and Events to join our fast-paced, in-house Marketing team. The Director of Fundraising and Events at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), reporting to the Senior Director Marketing Communications and PR, will provide management-level leadership, and will be accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies to meet revenue goals. This new position will manage the creation and implementation of fundraising and awareness building events for ALS TDI. Events include 1) homegrown or "signature" ALS TDI events, 2) community/third party events hosted by ALS TDI supporters all across the US and 3) digital/social media driven campaigns and fundraisers, using popular sites and strategies.
The Director of Fundraising and Events will eventually lead a small team of event and program production specialists and oversee/support sponsorship, logistics, marketing, production, print and digital promotion, fulfilment, and volunteer/committee recruitment and engagement across all events in support of ALS TDI's mission to end ALS.
The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, exemplify a strong work ethic, be able to work lead with solid attention to the details of each event. S/he must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, must be well-organized and self-motivated.
•Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
•5+ years of experience in event management, fundraising, marketing, non-profit management or related field preferred.
•5+ years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach committee members/volunteers in a fundraising environment preferred.
•Minimum 3+ years of experience in supervising staff toward achievement of organizational, professional and personal goals and objectives.
•Prior experience in strategic planning and budget development
•Demonstrated ability to open new corporate doors and to successfully develop and manage corporate relationships and partnerships.
•Demonstrated success in the promotion of large fundraising/awareness building events.
•Ability to promote ALS TDI mission, programs and events to a variety of audiences, including middle- and upper-corporate management, individual participants and donors.
•Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios
•Maintains excellent English writing and language skills
•Excellent organizational skills; professional customer service skills with donors, committee members/volunteers.
•Ability to travel overnight or work evenings/weekends when necessary. Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance to attend meetings and perform outreach duties.
About ALS TDI
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS.net) and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. ALS.net is the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100% on ALS research. Led by ALS patients and their families, the charity understands the urgent need to slow and stop this horrible disease. ALS.net, based in Cambridge, MA, has served as one of the leaders in sharing data and information with academic and ALS research organizations, patients and their families. For more information, visit www.als.net.
Please visit https://als.applicantpro.com to apply. Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume. No phone calls please. ALS TDI is an equal opportunity employer.
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