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Development Coordinator, Bike MS

Reports to: Director of Development Job Status: Exempt, Full Time Salary: Dependent upon qualifications. Benefits include group medical, dental, vision, life + disability insurance, parking or transit pass, tax-deferred retirement plan, and combined paid time off program.


Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men contracting the disease. There is no cure, and MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.


The National MS Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.


Overall Duties The Development Coordinator, Bike MS is responsible for developing and managing a strategic plan to execute all aspects of the annual Bike MS event, recruiting 750 riders and generating $550,000 in revenue. The duties of the Development Coordinator, Bike MS position include collaborating with the Director of Development to develop and implement achievable fundraising and communication plans; developing Bike MS event marketing materials with the Marketing + PR Coordinator; carrying out a strong logistical plan; maintaining oversight of the Bike MS event budget and timeline; and creating and managing a solid volunteer Bike MS Committee.


Essential Responsibilities • In conjunction with the Director of Development, prepare annual Bike MS budget and operational plan, including work schedules and timelines. • Recruit, train, and mentor Bike MS Committee members, and act as a liaison and support to ensure the committee successfully executes all components of the event. • Create and implement Bike MS logistics (routes/rest stops, rider village, finish line, vendors, communications and safety), and secure in-kind donations of food and other supplies. • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Bike MS participants, specifically team captains and top fundraisers, through strategic communications and events, and support them in setting and achieving their fundraising goals. • Coordinate and implement recruitment strategies to raise awareness for the Bike MS event and garner new Bike MS participants. • Ensure timely and accurate communications with Bike MS Committee, staff and key volunteers during the planning process, weekend of the event, and post-event. • Monitor Bike MS revenues and control expenses for assigned activities to ensure that expenditures do not exceed the approved budget. • Support the Development Coordinator, Walk MS in executing the Chapter’s largest event, and attend other Chapter events as appropriate. Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications + Requirements • Bachelor’s degree required. Major in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field preferred. Significant related experience may be substituted for the educational specification if appropriate. • Minimum of one to two years of experience in a fundraising environment. Event management experience preferred. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both in a team and independently. • Strong organizational, planning, and timeline skills. • Strong customer service and problem-solving skills. • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written. • Public speaking skills and experience. • Ability to work under pressure, i.e., heavy workload, critical deadlines, multiple demands, etc. • Ability to work effectively on multiple complex projects simultaneously. • Ability to prioritize work effectively. • Ability to work with limited guidance and supervision. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Experience using fundraising databases preferred. • Position is required to travel to event site locations and to attend committee meetings in the evening and on weekends, as needed. • Candidates must have the ability to lift 50 pounds.


To Apply All résumés should be emailed by Friday, August 20th, to:


Sally Ketchum Alworth Human Resources Oregon Chapter [email protected]