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JOB SUMMARY: The Development Officer is a strategic and accomplished fundraiser with experience in peer-to-peer fundraising events. He/she is able to communicate and work seamlessly with Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) constituents, donors, sponsors, vendors and MRF staff. The Development Officer will raise funds for the Miles for Melanoma program through solicitation of local sponsors, team captains and participants. He/she will also work closely with the Director of Corporate Relations to develop a robust sponsorship package and benefits. He/she will assist the CEO in setting the strategy for the program in regards to communications, aligning the program with other MRF programs and priorities and setting and maintaining a revenue and expense budget. The Development Officer will report directly to the CEO but work with multiple members of the MRF staff including but not limited to: The Logistics Coordinator, Director of Corporate Relations, Communications team and the board. The Development Officer contributes to the MRF’s organizational effectiveness by meeting fundraising goals, building a pipeline of donors through the national race series and helping to promote the MRF’s message nationally.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicates the action or outcomes required to fulfill each major responsibility of the position.
Raise $1,000,000+ through identification, cultivation and solicitation of local sponsors, teamcaptains.
Identify co-chairs and committee members to sit on local race planning committees.
Collaborate with the Director of Corporate Relations on national sponsor solicitation.
Create and manage a revenue and expense budget as approved by the CEO.
Work with the Logistics Coordinator to ensure planning and execution of all Miles for Melanomaraces.
Provide feedback for a larger Miles for Melanoma communications calendar specifically focusedon fundraising with the MRF’s communications team.
Collaborate with departmental teams to ensure consistency amongst all of the races.
Host committee meetings and one-on-one meetings with race co-chairs.
Identify and solicit local sponsors.
KEY RESPONSIBILITES also include:
Fundraise for up to 15 Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk events.
100 donor visits per year.
Steward past team captains and local sponsors.
Solicit new local sponsors and national sponsors.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Reflects the specific competencies required for job performance.
5+ years of fundraising experience
Experience soliciting gifts of $5,000+.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge required.
Team-player with a positive attitude who is able to effectively work with multiple constituents.
Excellent communication skills.
Creative and passionate.
Outstanding customer service.
Able to travel extensively.
Position is based in Washington, DC office.
4 Year degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Describes any other requirements or physical demands not indicated elsewhere
ADA PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The position requires being seated for several hours a day. The employee must frequently speak and hear as well as utilize the telephone, computer keyboard and monitor, pen and paper.
The employee is required to walk and/or travel by car, train or plane.
About Melanoma Research Foundation
About the MRF
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. The MRF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients, caregivers and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.
The MRF's website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers.
The MRF is also an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. Its online forum - the Melanoma Patients Information Page (MPIP) - is the oldest and largest community of people affected by melanoma and is hosted through the MRF. It is designed to provide support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends.