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Development Assistant

The Development Assistant is an organized, creative, customer service focused and detail-oriented professional who can communicate and work seamlessly with volunteers, donors, vendors and staff. The Assistant will support the Development team by providing administrative coordination for events and development projects, work with donors through the CommUNITY fundraising program and will provide excellent customer service to MRF constituents. Additionally, the Assistant will have responsibility for several revenue generating programs within the development team. The Assistant will report to the Senior Development Officer but work closely with multiple members of the MRF staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative:

  • Coordinate internal mailings and distribution of materials for the Miles for Melanoma 5K program and the national Gala series.
  • Support the Development Logistics Coordinator with event shipments.
  • Assist with tracking sponsorship payments and following up on outstanding payments.
  • Maintain/triage email and phone communications for the Development department.
  • Maintain check-log operations for donations and distribute log to staff.
  • Respond to calls on the main donation line and route them to specific team members as needed.
  • Assist the Development Department on annual campaigns and planned giving outreach.
  • Assist the Development Officers with drafting of gift agreements and inputting gift opportunities into RE.
  • Manage and facilitate weekly Development team meetings
  • Update donor records as needed and maintain accuracy of donor database with list management efforts to include returned mail.
  • Manage event-related inboxes and respond accordingly.
  • Recruit, hire, train and oversee Development Events Intern.

Fundraising and Events:

  • Manage a portfolio of 20 CommUNITY fundraisers and work with the Senior Development Officer to add new donors to the portfolio as they are identified.
  • Manage the organization’s online Bonfire merchandise store to promote current campaign product lines and coordinate with the communications team to meet annual revenue goals.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Development Officer to market the Double the Donation matching gift program.
  • Assist with the annual Direct Mail program in regards to vendor and list management to meet annual fundraising goals.
  • Recruit, train and manage all volunteers for Miles for Melanoma 5K series leading up to the event and onsite (when present).
  • Work with MRF vendors on projects related to development events.
  • Attend fundraising events as needed.

Additional details and position requirements can be found in the official position description. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Development Social Media and Marketing Manager

The MRF seeks an organized, detailed, creative, customer service focused and highly motivated professional who can communicate and work seamlessly with vendors, volunteers, donors and staff. The Development Social Media and Marketing Manager will be a member of the Communications team and support the Development team by creating marketing and communication strategies, developing marketing materials for MRF events and various one-off development projects, developing and managing a robust social media schedule for the Miles for Melanoma and Gala programs, and providing customer service for MRF constituents.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage, with assistance of program lead, email and social media schedule for all fundraising events
  • Develop all marketing collateral (post cards, flyers, event registration pages, social media posts, e-blasts) for all fundraising events including but not limited to the Miles for Melanoma 5K Run/Walk program, Gala series, Community Fundraisers, etc.
  • Oversee MRF’s communications calendar with assistance of the Programmatic Social Media and Marketing Coordinator and Communications Officer
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and campaign social media metric reports
  • Create and update stewardship reports, corporate opportunities document and external facing fundraising documents
  • Assist Communications and Development departments with campaigns related to Melanoma Awareness Month, melanoma rare subtypes, #GivingTuesday and year-end giving
  • Attend fundraising events (as needed) such as Miles for Melanoma 5Ks and Galas
  • Create and launch the MRF’s fundraising website pages
  • Manage a Development Marketing Intern
  • Manage MRF’s social media management platform and vendor relationship
  • Manage and work with MRF vendors on projects related to development needs

Additional details and position requirements can be found in the official position description. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Education Associate

The Education Associate will help develop and support the educational programs of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) to enable patients, caregivers, providers, and the general public access to the information they need to make informed decisions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development:

  • Develop Animated Melanoma Patient videos and manage the project vendor from conception to execution.
  • Coordinate annual symposia series with the Events Logistics Coordinator and work with the Education Officer on topic and speaker selection.
  • Develop and manage the annual “Ask The Expert” webinar series with development and communications colleagues.
  • Assist with the implementation of the SunAWARE Youth Prevention program
  • Work with members of the Education Team to meet or exceed annual strategic plan goals including but not limited to Prevention and Survivorship programming.
  • Participate in the creation, planning, and implementation of new and existing projects
  • Collaborate with the Development team on proposals for industry support.
  • Manage select projects funded by industry partners, including advisory boards, surveys, needs assessments and literature review.
  • Work with the Communications Team to ensure that all recorded meetings, webinars, and other events are edited and posted to the MRF website within a timely manner.

Program Support:

  • Research new educational materials, website content, and other patient education opportunities
  • Coordinate continuing education (CE) credits for meeting and course participants
  • Collaborate with the Education Team to source mission-focused news and articles for promotion on the MRF’s social media channels
  • Manage meeting and presentation prep for the Education department.
  • Initiate and manage surveys as needed and generate reports for internal and external circulation.
  • Assist with tracking educational materials metrics and fulfilling shipment requests.
  • Assist with entering contacts into the MRF’s CRM database.
  • Attend in-person educational events
  • Assist with the creation of the annual budget
  • Provide general administrative support to the Education Team as needed
  • Route non-event contracts and invoices for internal approval.

Additional details and position requirements can be found in the official position description. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Internships

The MRF is looking for bright, enthusiastic interns who have a desire to learn more about melanoma and/or the nonprofit world. Opportunities are available year-round, and may include positions in Education, Events or Development/Fundraising. For more information, please email [email protected].