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Chapter Engagement Manager (Non-Profit)

Foundation Fighting Blindness

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted May 10, 2022.

Company Summary: The Foundation Fighting Blindness Inc.

has one clear objective:Accelerating therapeutic advances for the treatments and cures of rare genetic diseases of the retina.

These diseases, which affect more than 10 million Americans and millions more throughout the world, often lead to severe vision loss or complete blindness.

Collaborating with preeminent scientists, the Foundation has funded breakthroughs in gene therapy, stem cells and bionic retinas.Over the past five decades, the Foundation has raised more than $856 million to fund research studies in both academic and industry labs worldwide.

Position Summary:We are currently seeking a Chapter Engagement Manager for our South region, who will provide support and guidance to an assigned group of chapters in the region.

Chapter Engagement Managers are accountable for developing a chapter environment that engages local leadership and encourages, promotes, and achieves successful engagement, fundraising, and resources in the community.

The position reports to the Director, Chapter Engagement.

Position Specifics:
·Home-based, located in NC, SC, or AR; relocation is not provided
·Full-time, some evening and weekends required
·Salary: high-$60k, Exempt
·Annual Incentive Bonus Eligibility: up to 5%
·Technology allowance: $110/mo.

Essential Responsibilities Include:1.

Execute an in-market plan to grow the chapter community within assigned geography by developing, nurturing, and growing 5–7 grassroots chapters whose primary focus is providing resources, raising funds, and building engagement2.

Increase the effectiveness of chapters and chapter leadership in recruiting new members, retaining members, generating revenue, and developing on-going opportunities and activities for volunteer engagement in the region3.Build a portfolio of significant relationships and partnerships representing the Foundation as an on-the-ground ambassadors in a defined geography4.Provide integrated levels of support and interaction with donors and volunteer leadership in collaboration with development/events staff and volunteers.

Serve as the key liaison to volunteer leadership in the region5.Facilitate chapter meetings (science and resources presentation) and coordinate leadership meetings via conference calls and in-person as designated by the Chapter strategy; encourage volunteer driven coffee socials or other member opportunities in each market to help identify new chapter members and will provide continued engagement6.

Mentor volunteer leaders and serve as a collaborative leader.

A strong partner collaborating with volunteers to identify and cultivate individuals, corporations, and foundations to help grow the base in the region and increase revenue which would consist of face-to-face meetings in market as determined by your supervisor market strategy7.Prepare budgets, forecasts, and projects, as well as accurate and timely plans, consistent with the strategic plan8.Actively utilize the database containing donor records and historical gift and family information9.

Develop and deliver opportunities for volunteer development and training10.Working with other FFB staff, participate in the development of regional and fundraising activities that support volunteer development, training, and participation.

In collaboration with staff identify new chapters and continue strengthening existing Chapters Required Qualifications1.5 years successful record in the volunteer or special event management which includes identification, solicitation and stewardship of volunteers and donors; non-profit fundraising experience preferred.2.Demonstrated examples of ability to collaborate, motivate and lead as well as partner successfully with staff, board, volunteers, high level donors and regional staff in creating new giving opportunities3.Must reside in assigned market4.Strong fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of volunteer and donor information5.Excellent interpersonal, and strong verbal and written communication skills6.Highly organized, meticulous with details, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment7.Initiative-taking, enthusiastic and have strong follow-up skills8.Fully proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)9.Experience and proficient with databases 10.Up to 20% travel required11.Must be able to work flexible week12.Must possess valid driver’s license with driving record acceptable to FFB insurance carrier13.Must be fully vaccinated for COVID; requires documentation of vaccinations For consideration: Please provide a cover letter explaining your experience with volunteer and/or event management.

Send resume with cover letter and salary expectations to hrfightingblindness.org.

We are one team collectively committed to driving research until the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases is eradicated.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an incredibly dynamic team to work with