Autism Speaks is becoming one of the fastest growing non-profits in the nation, dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure for autism.
We have a rewarding career opportunity available for an experienced Senior Director - Greater Philadelphia to support the Walk and event fundraising, volunteer development and mission integration goals of Autism Speaks in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. The position reports to the Senior Regional Director-Northeast and is home-based.
Responsibilities of the Senior Director include the following:
- Achieve the revenue goals for scheduled Walk and other fundraising events in the Greater Delaware Valley (South Jersey, Philadelphia)
- Establish and implement planning timelines, income goals, and expense budget and participant recruitment strategies.
- Execute Walk Now for Autism Speaks in partnership with volunteer leadership, specifically managing Walk Committee recruitment and retention.
- Achieve the Walk and events goals through practicing the Walk strategies regarding sponsorship, team recruitment and retention, media outreach, and a year-long communications plan.
- Implement global campaigns of Autism Speaks such as advocacy, national walk extensions, parents as partners, community outreach and chapter organization.
- Manage the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event and year-long process of Walk administration, including day of event logistics, data entry, acknowledgments, and materials management.
- Make presentations to businesses, organizations and community groups to recruit teams of walkers
- Integrate social marketing initiatives, such as email blasts to volunteers, constituents and local community, creating fundraising websites primarily for the Walk, as well as other forms of social media outreach that will target potential walkers, donors, constituents.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required; minimum of 4+ years fundraising experience with proven track record; minimum 2+ years of managing staff and 2+ years' experience conducting non-profit special events, preferably Walk events.
Proficiency with MS Office, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and database knowledge (Raiser's Edge and/or Kintera preferred). Candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented, with solid administrative skills. Flexibility to work nights and weekends pre-and-post Walk season/special events and travel as needed.
Autism Speaks offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The selected candidate must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check consisting of credit, mortgage, civil/criminal, motor vehicle, education/salary verification and drug screen. This position requires the use of an automobile with valid insurance. EOE
Qualified applicants should click "Apply" to email their resume.