BRANCH DIRECTOR (Fundraising)

FULL-TIME, EXEMPT POSITION

This position is located in Harrisburg, PA

The Branch Director is responsible for the successful planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan that achieves measurable income growth annually. This position raises funds through community development consistent with the Region’s Strategic Plan.  This position reports to the Division Vice President.

ESSENTIAL FUCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Divison Vice President to develop and execute an annual fundraising plan to meet the financial needs of the Branch and to maximize mission delivery in this territory. The plan will incorporate any individual, corporate and special event fundraising strategies;
  • Possess a solid command of the Arthritis Foundation’s mission, programs and offering and can articulate the benefits of the Foundation initiatives to potential community partners and sponsors;
  • Travels throughout Branch territory as a representative of the Arthritis Foundation to network and build contacts;
  • Participate on state-wide committees as appropriate;
  • Staff the local advisory Board and is responsible for Board recruitment, training and orientation of leadership volunteers Executed public relation strategies to increase brand recognition in the Branch territory;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key business, civic, political and professional leaders throughout the designated area toward advancing the mission of the Foundation;
  • Maintain relationships with business and community leaders, media representatives, etc. to promote fundraising activities;
  • Proactively pursue annual budget goals related to corporate, special event and foundation revenue;
  • Attend all events within the Foundation for Development and Programs/Services as assigned;
  • All other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree in fundraising management, sales, philanthropy or related fields;
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related non-profit experience including fundraising and event planning;
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills are essential;
  • Strong time management, project and event management experience, health background beneficial;
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain long-term donor relationships;
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision;
  • Successful internal and external collaborations and partnership development experience;
  • Must be results-oriented with experience working with and through groups to achieve desired outcomes;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead direct and motivate staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and possesses valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed and to travel throughout the territory and occasional travel within the five state Region.

TO APPLY:

Send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to GreatLakesHR@arthritis.org. Please include “Branch Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Community Engagement Manager – Troy, Michigan office

FULL TIME, EXEMPT POSITION

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Community Engagement Manger is responsible for developing strategic relationships with key community partners that will increase reach and impact. The Manager is also responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational and consumer health activities and expanding awareness of the Arthritis Foundation for a defined market. 

ESSENTIAL FUCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With the Community Engagement Director establish specific annual goals in relation to the annual Plan of Work;
  • Manages recruitment of worksites for implementation of Walk with Ease in the workplace;
  • Plans, promotes and conducts the Consumer Education activities for the market and recruits volunteers to assist as needed;
  • Manages community education activities and initiates partnerships and collaborative initiatives with under-served communities;
  • Manages volunteer recruitment, cultivation and training for delivery of consumer health and advocacy activities;
  • Works with the development team to develop strategic partnership opportunities for the purpose of implementing consumer health initiatives and create revenue generation;
  • Works with development team to identify and establish public/private partnerships for revenue generation; seeks and secures funding sources
  • Serves as local liaison to funding sources including foundations, organizations, and health departments (e.g., United Ways, CFC, etc.)
  • Supports grant-funded activities of the market, monitoring budgets, for assigned projects and programs, using evaluation tools, tracking outcomes, and producing reports in conjunction with Consumer Engagement Director and/or market Vice President;
  • Attends and participates in statewide or regional meetings, mission staff meetings, and committee meetings as needed;
  • Attend all events within the Foundation as required;
  • All other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree (preferred) in public health, health/social services or related fields or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of two years related non-profit experience;
  • Strong presentation skills, including demonstrated verbal and written communication skills;
  • Successful internal and external collaborations and partnership experience;
  • Must be results-oriented with experience working with and through groups to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and possesses valid driver’s license and must have access to a personal vehicle.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed and to travel throughout the territory and occasional travel within the five state Region. 

TO APPLY:
Send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to GreatLakesHR@arthritis.org. Please include “Community Engagement Manager” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 Job Title: Branch Director (Grand Rapids, Michigan office)

Job Description Summary (key responsibilities and requirements):

The Branch Director is responsible for the successful planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan that achieves measurable income growth annually.  This position raises funds through community development consistent with the Region’s Strategic Plan including the coordination of special events and fundraising efforts in the locally defined area. 

ESSENTIAL FUCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Divison Vice President to develop and execute an annual fundraising plan to meet the financial needs of the Branch and to maximize mission delivery in this territory. The plan will incorporate any individual, corporate and special event fundraising strategies.
  • Possess a solid command of the Arthritis Foundation’s mission, programs and offering and can articulate the benefits of the Foundation initiatives to potential community partners and sponsors.
  • Travels throughout Branch territory as a representative of the Arthritis Foundation to network and build contacts.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key business, civic, political and professional leaders throughout the designated area toward advancing the mission of the Foundation.
  • Maintain relationships with business and community leaders, media representatives, etc. to promote fundraising activities.
  • Proactively pursue annual budget goals related to corporate, special event and foundation revenue.
  • Attend events (mission or fundraising) as required.
  • All other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

  • Bachelors’ degree in related field with minimum of 3 to 5 years progressive fundraising or related experience. CFRE preferred.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Strong time management, project and event management experience, health background beneficial.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain long-term donor relationships.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Successful internal and external collaborations and partnership development experience.
  • Must be results-oriented with experience working with and through groups to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead direct and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and possesses valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed and to travel throughout the territory and occasional travel within the five-state Region.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to GreatLakesHR@arthritis.org with Branch Director as the subject. No phone calls.  EOE.

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