The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
JOB SUMMARY: The Development Officer will engage in a variety of fundraising activities to support the overall revenue goals of the Melanoma Research Foundation’s (MRF). He or she will raise $1,700,000 through the MRF’s national gala program (Denver, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York). The Development Officer will be responsible for building and managing committees, cultivating and soliciting donors and helping to engage volunteers throughout the organization. He or she will also play an integral role in the MRF’s three-year Strategic Plan in which development/fundraising is a key focus area.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicates the action or outcomes required to fulfill each major responsibility of the position.
Manage and steward donors, committee members and event volunteers for deeper engagement within the organization
Cultivate, solicit and steward past and new sponsors (individual and corporate)
Set event timelines
Coordinate and plan the needs of each event with the Events Manager
Identify and recruit key honorees, co-chairs and committee members
Cultivate, solicit and steward host committee members, past sponsors and solicit new individuals and companies for sponsorship support
Develop, maintain and track each gala budget
Reconcile each event with Raiser’s Edge NXT
Solicit in-kind donations
Partner with the Director of Corporate Relations to solicit national sponsorships and local sponsorhsips
Collaborate with the communications team to ensure the events reflect approved MRF branding and messaging
Partner with the Individual Giving Officer to transition event donors to annual fund donors to major gift donors
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Reflects the specific competencies required for job performance.
Four to six years of fundraising experience.
Experience cultivating low to mid-level donors.
Outstanding attention to detail, organizational skills and people skills.
Experience soliciting and closing gifts.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT
High attention to detail and the ability to multi-task multiple projects simultaneously
Team-player with a positive attitude who is able to effectively work with multiple constituents
Excellent communication skills
Outstanding customer service
Able to travel extensively (20%), heavier during event season
Position is based in Washington, DC office
4 Year degree required or relevant experience
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.