As a key member of the Northeast Region team, the primary objective of the Development Manger will be to develop the region in service to the mission of Lupus Foundation of America through revenue generation; volunteer recruitment and management; program support; social media and information referrals.
The position is primarily responsible for implementing the LFA's signature Walk to End Lupus Now events in designated geographical areas, while working closely with volunteers to reach monetary and participation goals.Key functions will include the implementation of event best practices; recruitment and management of high level volunteers through committee development and cultivation; corporate sponsorship and team recruitment to bolster revenue generating activities; oversight and leadership of revenue and expense management for signature and cultivation events..
Roles and responsibilities of the Development Manager include, but are not limited to:
Providing management of designated Walk to End Lupus Now events, including planning, implementation and post-event cultivation of attendees.
Recruiting, managing and supporting volunteer committees as assigned to reach event goals
Achieving revenue goals through solicitation of sponsorship and participant fundraising efforts.
Managing 3rd party events in region as assigned
Supporting the national gala through committee support and auction management including managing and executing a solicitation and promotional plan for the gala auction
Maintaining accurate database records and assisting constituents with fundraising software tools
In concert with regional staff, developing relationships with key regional volunteer sponsors and fundraising participants to elevate and maximize revenue impact.
In conjunction with national office team and regional staff, facilitate LFA education and support services in designated areas that are consistent with LFA strategic vision and objectives.
Developing a current knowledge of lupus health issues, services, and key initiatives that drive the support of the mission. Ensure the Foundation's mission is integrated throughout fundraising activities to ensure results are directly tied to volunteer engagement
Performing other related duties as assigned
An experienced fund-raising professional with a minimum 3-5 years of experience in successfully implementing special events, sponsorship sales, volunteer engagement and committee development activities with a proven track record of exceeding fundraising goals
Experience leading volunteers and volunteer committees
Ability to establish strong, collaborative relationships and the adaptability to work with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt interpersonal and communication style to interact effectively with a wide variety of people
Proven ability to work well in a fast paced and team-based environment
Self-starter and able to work independently and under pressure while managing multiple priorities, projects and deadlines
Strong analytical and problem solving skills with high-level attention to detail
High functioning with computer software and applications with a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, donor tracking database programs, and fundraising software
Social media experience highly desirable
Able to work effectively with colleagues throughout the organization as well as external customers and vendors
Available for weekend and evening work
Ability to lift 35+ pounds
Willingness to travel 25-30% of time
Fluency in Spanish is Highly Desirable
FOR THIS POSITION, IT IS PREFERRED THAT THE CANDIDATE LIVE IN THE NEW YORK TRI-STATE AREA OR FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT. THIS POSITION IS MAINLY REMOTE BUT OCCASIONALLY REQUIRES WORKING FROM THE NY OFFICE.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is the foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus and providing support, services and hope to all people affected by lupus.