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Community Outreach Associate

Company: The ALS Association Florida Chapter
Date Posted: October 6, 2017

POSITION

Community Outreach Associate

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Community Outreach Associate is responsible for connecting the community to the Chapter’s mission through programs, fundraising events and board and volunteer development as well as cultivating partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community. The Community Outreach Associate will work closely with the Regional Development Manager to ensure that the Walk to Defeat ALS and Ride to Defeat ALS goals are achieved.  The Community Outreach Associate is part of the Fund Development team. 

 

REPORTS TO

The Community Outreach Associate reports to the Director of Development. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Execute a robust donor stewardship/relationship-building effort in all assigned markets/events. 
  • Responsible for the stewardship and retention of strong committee chairs and members.
  • Responsible for planning and managing committee meetings.
  • Assist with community development programs, including Young Professionals Group, Next Chapter and community picnics.
  • Works in conjunction with Care Service staff to involved patients and families in awareness and fundraising opportunities, including attending support group.
  • Works in conjunction with Logistics and Team Support Coordinator to coordinate all event day logistics.
  • Engages the public by representing the Chapter and speaking at community events, including third party events, awareness events and wraparound events.
  • Assist with identifying new friends and family and corporate team event participants.
  • Promote and attend a variety of awareness events within the community to raise the profile of the organization and identify new avenues of community support.
  • Research and procure big-ticket in-kind items for incentives to be used for Walk/Ride.
  • Assist with the Walk and Ride webpages, Facebook and Shutterfly accounts for designated market.
  • Make personalized calls to event participants as directed.
  • Manage event logistics for designated events.
  • Help drive attendance and participation in programing for assigned event kick-off’s, point-of-entry events and other events as assigned.
  • Identify non-corporate grant writing opportunities for grantwriter and steward foundations as assigned.
  • Manage individual volunteer opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in fundraising, event management, sales, or similar field desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher required and must pass testing.
  • Experience with volunteer management a plus.
  • Must have appropriate boundaries in place as it relates to interactions with clients, constituents, and staff.
  • Experience using DonorPro, Convio, and database programs desired.
  • A skilled communicator, able to balance diverse agendas and points of view, while maintaining a sense of common purpose and organizational vision.
  • Able to handle confidential information and maintain high confidentiality.
  • Team player who enjoys interaction with professionals, peers, volunteers and those served by the organization.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to move about to retrieve files and visit community constituents.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs. There will be occasions when it will be required to load or unload event materials.
  • Requires a minimum of 35% travel (mostly local).
  • Able and willing to drive a car and/or a van within the state of Florida. May require occasional travel outside of Florida for regional or national meetings.
  • Able and willing to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Must have and maintain a vehicle driven for business purposes, valid driver’s license, good driving record, and insurance
  • Must pass drug testing, background check and motor vehicle record check.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Extrovert and personable personality.
  • Able to work well with others.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Demonstrate excellent judgment.     

  • Empathetic and understanding of the challenges faced by the clients that the Chapter serves, while remaining focused on the chapter goals for program delivery.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, highly efficient and conscientious about thorough follow-up.
  • Solid reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving abilities.
  • High degree of initiative, self-motivated, resourceful and reliable.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/cases simultaneously.

 

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.

 

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter along with your salary requirements to Lisa Bublinec at lbublinec@alsafl.org