Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world, making MS Canada’s disease. The MS Society of Canada is the country’s leading MS advocate, funding leading research in MS and programs & services that help people live well with the disease.
Reporting to Development Officer and Chapter Manager, the Coordinator works with the rural communities in the scope of the Westman Chapter as well as Portage la Prairie and assists the Development Officer and Chapter Manager in the planning and implementation of events, programs and services as required. The Coordinator will provide logistics, administration and customer service support to the Chapter office, members, event participants and volunteers.
This role will start on a part-time basis working 21 hours per week and will convert into a full-time position working 35 hours per week in mid-June 2017.
The successful incumbent will be required to complete a criminal background check as a condition of hire.
- Provides support for logistics for the MS Walk, MS Bike and other program areas such as (but not limited to) third party fundraising and national third party fundraising.
- Assist in coordination/ordering of event supplies and materials including signage, food, etc.
- Assist in recruitment, scheduling and stewardship of all event volunteers ensuring adequate resourcing of all fundraising programs and initiatives.
- Works with division marketing to coordinate scheduling, proofing and printing of marketing materials including web updates.
- Ensures site bookings for events including permits, site visits, etc.
- Provides ongoing customer service and stewardship for participants, Team Captains, sponsors, donors and volunteers.
- Assists in top fundraiser, participant and team recruitment calls.
- Follows MS Society customer service standards and practices with event participants.
- Coordinates the awarding of prizes and contacting the winners of recruitment incentives.
- Contacts community groups and businesses to recruit new event participants and sponsors.
- Assist in developing long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with donors that will result in immediate and long term funding.
- Assist in donor prospecting, donor research and providing information to donors as required.
- Assist in identifying and meeting the needs of individuals affected by multiple sclerosis. This includes, but is not limited to the provision of individual support, information, referral services, public education presentations, support groups, exercise programs, social and recreational programs, educational workshops and telehealth conferences.
- Maintains, monitors, and coordinates the Quality of Life Grant program within Division policies and budget.
- Promotes public awareness of multiple sclerosis and the work of the MS Society in the community.
- In collaboration with the Chapter Manager, ensures that all information distributed by the Chapter is factual, accurate, and up to date.
- Participates in Divisional MS Society events and activities as required.
- Initiates purchase orders and tracks invoices and expense reports.
- Enters and reconciles all event pledges and donations.
- Post-secondary education and at least 1-2 years’ experience in events, community service, or the equivalent education and experience.
- Experience working with event volunteer committees, within a non-profit fundraising environment.
- Must have a valid Driver’s License and ability to travel throughout Manitoba.
- Ability to serve as an effective ambassador for the Society with external constituencies; ability to initiate and build relationships with stakeholders, interact via telephone, email and in person with and speak publicly to group audiences.
- Ability to build strong relationships with prospective and current donors, board members, senior leadership, the divisional team and volunteers.
- Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, high volume and professional environment, managing multiple priorities.
- Excellent communication and writing skills: ability to articulate the Society’s mission, program/research objectives, and resource needs persuasively to potential donors.
- Dynamic, outgoing personality with sound judgment and discretion with a demonstrated commitment to professional growth.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in fundraising and the methods, practices and procedures for prospecting and obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations.
- Strong strategic, analytical and project management skills; demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them successfully in a timely manner with limited supervision.
- Superb networking, negotiation/conflict resolution and interpersonal/diplomatic skills with the ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders to achieve a common goal.
- Strong leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels within the organization.
- Accuracy, attention to detail and results oriented.
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
We are working on a world free of MS, where improving people’s quality of life is a part of our everyday life. If you too are passionate about our mission, we invite your expression of interest and resume submission by March 10, 2017 to:
Manitoba Division- Westman Chapter
MS Society of Canada
Please note applicants must state salary expectations in order to be considered.
The MS Society has a bold vision for the future. We have a team of dedicated professionals who share a common goal to end MS and to improve the lives of those affected by MS. We strive to be an employer of choice and provide a working environment that values diversity, team work, and professional development.
The MS Society of Canada embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. We appreciate your interest and will contact you if a meeting is required.
More information about the MS Society is available at www.mssociety.ca.