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Fundraising Campaign Manager - Revised

Why us? Are you up for a challenge? Do you greet each day with renewed enthusiasm and seek ways to improve the lives of others? Do you want to work for a world class organization where creativity and thinking outside the box are not only welcomed but encouraged and expected? If you have a proven track record as a successful fundraiser and community development experience then we’d like to talk to you! The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a dynamic organization that serves over 1.6 million IBD patients and we need your help in mobilizing resources to find a cure. We’re growing exponentially and we’re seeking strong leaders at every level of the organization. Could that be you?

Position Description: Walk Manager will be responsible for raising the annual goal through strategic planning, volunteer recruitment and management, and creative thinking to execute The Foundation's walk campaign, Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis in Houston and the Woodlands communities. This position will provide leadership, vision and support to chapter volunteers to help maximize growth potential of the campaign. This position will oversee volunteer engagement for the South Texas Chapter, as well as the Take Steps Corporate Revenue Committee and Chair. This position includes managing our Kohl’s Cares partnership and will coordinate additional special events to grow Take Steps revenue, such as our annual Community Sports Day.

Qualifications Required:

  • College graduate.
  • Should be able to demonstrate successful fund raising experience.
  • MUST have a minimum of 2 years fundraising experience (at least 1 year of doing "asks").
  • Significant skills in planning, budgeting.
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required; ability to cold call, grow local contacts and build and nurture effective business relationships to increase The Foundation's visibility, brand awareness, volunteers, and revenue.
  • Detail oriented, organized and demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Must be able and willing to travel extensively throughout assigned geographic area and to work evenings early mornings and weekends, as necessary.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and project management skills.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups as well as large audiences.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Develop and implement annual operational plan that includes detailed budget/team/corporate/volunteer and event development and logistic plans.
  • Identify target audiences and build appropriate marketing strategies to recruit, cultivate, acknowledge and retain event participants and sponsors.
  • Develop a marketing and promotional plan to enhance visibility and increase community awareness and participation in Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis.
  • Identify, recruit and mobilize business and community leaders to serve as volunteers and sponsors.
  • Manages and develops campaign materials required for the success and implementation of Take Steps events.
  • Provide staff leadership, guidance and support for volunteers, participants and committees required for the success of Take Steps.
  • Track income and expenses associated with Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis.
  • Maintain working knowledge of The Foundation and its programs to address the mission of the organization.

Physical Demands & Work Environment: While performing duties of the job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. 


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