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Posted on January 20, 2015

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Associate Director of our Walk Program. This critical position provides overall leadership, strategy and creative planning while successfully overseeing the execution of ADA’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes program in Boston, Massachusetts.

Candidates must have a proven track record of planning and executing cost effective fundraising campaigns that have raised $500,000 or more. Associate Director is responsible for recruitment, management and motivation of walk staff. Candidates must have extensive experience working with volunteers, corporate decision makers and major donors.

Fundraising and relationship building experience is a must. The selected candidate will have exceptional sales skills and cold-calling abilities. Strong presentation skills, both oral and written, required. Must know how to close the deal, confirm mutual understandings and manage volunteer participation to successful outcomes. Exemplary attention to detail and ability to manage multiple activities necessary. Strong organizational skills, analytical decision making, financial acumen, creativity and ability to think outside the box required.

This exciting position will report to the Director of Special Events and is based in our
Framingham, MA office.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
* Bachelor’s degree
* 3-5+ years of demonstrated success in recruiting, managing and coaching staff and volunteers
* Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage senior-level executives to serve as volunteers for leadership volunteer positions within the event
* Three to five years of successful fundraising experience with demonstrated year-over-year increases, preferably in the double-digits
* Demonstrated success in recruiting multiple sponsorships over $5,000
* Experience with income and expense procedures and reporting
* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills
* Familiarity with financial reports and analysis
* Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
* Expert level proficiency with MS Office
* Access to a car is a must as local travel is required

Please contact:
Lori Glowacki
lglowacki@diabetes.org
617-482-4580 x 3467