Walk Manager
National Kidney Foundation - Norwood, MA

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Responsible for coordinating and executing Kidney Walk/s, NKF Golf Classic and other assigned fundraising events. Also responsible for helping to implement programs that include community-based screenings and education programs such as the Kidney Early Evaluation Program, and Kidney Health Risk Assessment.

The Walk Manager must have superior written and verbal communication skills and interact well with volunteers, event participants, and NKF staff. Responsibilities also include the ability to work independently and as part of a team while multi-tasking between various community events, special events, and individual projects. Staff should be self-sufficient in many aspects and proactive with projects and activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for coordinating and executing assigned Kidney Walk/s, Golf Classic, and other NKF events.
Identifies, solicits, and manages event sponsors and supporters; identifies, cultivates, recruits, solicits and stewards sponsors and sponsor prospects.
Manages event committees that hold regular meetings and works with committee members throughout the event planning process.
Manages and grows corporate teams and family teams to ensure success for the Kidney Walk.
Secures in-kind sponsors to donate products for events.
Organizes pre and post event activities, including registration, sponsor tables, entertainment, guest speakers, equipment rentals, flow of event, etc.
Helps execute and administer grant writing for both special events and programs.

Helps implement select programs such as screenings and public education and World Kidney Day campaign activities.

Build social media followers on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest to increase visibility of NKF programs, services and events.

Recruits and schedules volunteers to bring Programs to the area and to build our volunteer force through programs and events.
Coordinates volunteer schedules according to events requirements.
Collaborates with local organizations to recruit and train new volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Minimum three years of job-related experience with emphasis on special events, including walks.
Minimum three years of experience in fund raising.
Prior experience coordinating special events.
Prior experience managing volunteers.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Superior interpersonal, time management and organizational skills.
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and function independently and as part of a team.
Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Proficient in Microsoft applications.
Must be flexible for travel within assigned territory.