Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. We have a membership of 17,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. Since our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. The Society receives almost no funding from government.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Burnaby, BC, Canada
Jul 05, 2019
Full time
Specialist, Development - Corporate Partnerships and Events Full-time (Full-time, 35 hours a week) Location:  Burnaby, British Columbia, V5H 4N2 Contact:   Kiersten Guiseppi Description: Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, making MS Canada’s disease. The MS Society of Canada is the country’s leading MS advocate, funding leading research in MS and programs & services that help people live well with the disease. Reporting to the Manager, Leadership Giving and Corporate Relations, the Specialist, Development – Corporate Partnerships & Events is an integral member of the BC & Yukon Division development team that strives to carry out the mission statement of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Specifically, the Specialist, Development - Corporate Partnerships & Events will be primarily responsible for developing, executing, evaluating and growing the revenue and engagement of Corporate Partnerships. This will include leading on key events such as MS Golf and WAMS, Corporate Team Recruitment for MS Bike, Signature Event Sponsorship, Corporate IChallenge fundraisers, alongside supporting other fundraising initiatives in the BC & Yukon Division as required. This position is a position of trust. The incumbent will be required to complete the screening process including completion of appropriate background checks in compliance with the National Screening Measures Policy. Responsibilities: •Serves as expert and stewardship lead for corporate partnerships, corporate team recruitment for MS Bike, and events, including sponsorship and team engagement across BCY Division • Responsible for the development, coordination and maximization of revenue and participant engagement initiatives for MS Golf, WAMS and key partnerships (A&W) • Responsible for the development and implementation of the Corporate Team recruitment and retention plans for MS Bike across the province • Support and advise provincial team in identifying, pitching and securing corporate sponsorship for MS Walk and MS Bike events across BCY Division. • In conjunction with the fundraising and communications teams, develop and implement the Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Team recruitment, and Events timeline, marketing, and media plans. • Plays a lead role in supporting IChallenge and 3rd party events when linked to corporations. Specific Responsibilities Committee Work: • Works with the Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement to recruit MS Golf and WAMS Organizing Committee members • Supports the MS Golf and WAMS Organizing Committees in ensuring committee members understand their roles and responsibilities and are working to meet event deadlines. • Assumes any portfolio roles which are not filled by committee members. Sponsorship: • Works to support all event staff across the province to retain past sponsorship and develop new sponsorships for key events, by developing sponsorship tools and reviewing sponsorship agreements • Monitoring all sponsorship agreements and ensures benefits of sponsorship outlined in the agreements are delivered across the province. • Works to help sponsors activate their engagement in the events. Media/Public Relations: • Works in close conjunction with the Communications Team: o in the production of marketing, promotional, participant retention and pledge enhancement materials o on direct promotion campaigns - print, PSA’s (local and site specific) o on the strategy and production of web marketing materials • Works with the Organizing Committees to coordinate external promotions Participant/Supporter Engagement: • Manages and develops strong relationships between the MS Society and event fundraisers, attendees, sponsors, volunteers and community groups. • Particular focus and responsibility of Corporate Team recruitment and retention for MS Bike • Maximizes new team and guest/participant recruitment through a variety of recruitment initiatives for Corporate Events • Maximizes participant and supporter retention with relationship building activities throughout the year • Stewards high-value participants and attendees on a regular basis to increase revenue and long-term value, encourage engagement and connection to the Society. • Communicates with participants and supporters on a regular basis to encourage engagement and connection to the Society • Identifies and cultivates strong relationships with potential corporate partners across the division, providing training and consultation to the team as needed; involves and prepares senior staff and management team as appropriate Event Logistics: Organizes event logistics with Organizing Committee members including, but not limited to: • Site/Venue plans • Venue management and set up • Safety and emergency protocols • Volunteer requirements • Entertainment • Food • Equipment and signage • Event agendas Post Event Logistics: Including but not limited to: • Develops post event stewardship and acknowledgement plans for sponsors, team captains, participants, suppliers and event supporters • Distributes thank-you letters to volunteers in conjunction with the Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement • Event equipment/supplies inventory • Organizes Organizing Committee wrap up meetings for event evaluation • Creates final event reports Administration/Deadlines: • Manages the MS Golf, WAMS and corporate sponsorship budgets in conjunction with the BCY Management Team. • Works with the Administration Department to ensure database and event accounting procedures are followed • Attends bi-weekly department meetings  • Adheres to all assigned deadlines Supervisory Responsibility: • Responsible for supervising one employee and oversees the work of volunteers Qualifications: • College diploma with at least 3-5 years’ experience in event management, fundraising and sponsorship within a not-for-profit environment, or the equivalent education and experience. • A valid driver’s license is required. • Able to work in a fast paced, high pressure, professional environment • Strong relationship building skills with diverse groups – individuals, corporate, volunteer groups • Ability to be flexible and respond to a diverse work load • Good organizational ability. • Able to attend to detail and able to prioritize effectively • Ability to solve problems and practice good decision-making • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; strong customer service/relationship building skills • Comfortable interacting with individuals with disabilities • Demonstrates initiative, is goal oriented, and a self-starter • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs and experience working in a database system Special Considerations: • Evening and weekend work will be required as necessary to ensure the success of the events • Physical demands of special events include packing, lifting carrying and loading • Constraints of weather elements at sites during special events • Travel primarily throughout the Metro Vancouver area, and/or various parts of the province, to other provinces, and to conferences or professional development   opportunities as appropriate. Additional Notes: Location:  Burnaby, BC We are working on a world free of MS, where improving people’s quality of life is a part of our everyday life. If you too are passionate about our mission, we invite your expression of interest and resume submission to: Kiersten Guiseppi Manager, Leadership Giving and Corporate Relations Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Email:  Kiersten.Guiseppi@mssociety.ca Application Deadline:  July 21, 2019 Please note: • Applicants must include a cover letter and state salary expectations within their application in order to be considered • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for this position Applicants will be contacted throughout the posting period. The MS Society has a bold vision for the future. We have a team of dedicated professionals who share a common goal to end MS and to improve the lives of those affected by MS. We strive to be an employer of choice and provide a working environment that values diversity, team work, and professional development. The MS Society of Canada embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. More information about the MS Society is available at www.mssociety.ca.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Burnaby, BC, Canada
Jul 05, 2019
Full time
Specialist, Development - Signature Events Full time (Full time, 35 hours a week) Location:  Burnaby, British Columbia, V5H 4N2 Contact:   Natalie Aspinall Description: Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, making MS Canada’s disease. The MS Society of Canada is the country’s leading MS advocate, funding leading research in MS and programs & services that help people live well with the disease. Reporting to the Manager, Development, the Specialist, Development - Signature Events is an integral member of the BC & Yukon Division (BCY) development team that strives to carry out the mission statement of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Working with the Manager, Walk and Bike, the Specialist - Signature Events will be primarily responsible for developing, executing, evaluating and growing the revenue and engagement of participants in their Peer to Peer fundraising for the MS Bike and MS Walks, alongside supporting other fundraising initiatives in the BC & Yukon Division as required. This position is a position of trust. The incumbent will be required to complete the screening process including completion of appropriate background checks in compliance with the National Screening Measures Policy. Responsibilities: • Serves as expert and stewardship lead for all MS Walk and MS Bike events across BCY Division • Responsible for the maximization of revenue by supporting participant engagement and their peer to peer fundraising for MS Bike Fraser Valley and assigned MS Walk events in BC (currently Vancouver, Surrey, Tri-Cities, Langley and Fraser Valley); drives provincial strategy as directed by management within assigned events • In conjunction with the fundraising and communications teams, develop and implement the MS Bike and MS Walk timeline, marketing, and media plans • Manages and develops strong relationships between the MS Society and event fundraisers, sponsors, volunteers and community groups • Plays a lead role in supporting IChallenge and 3rd party events when not linked to corporations. • Participates in and supports the Society’s core fundraising events Specific Responsibilities Participant Engagement and Stewardship: • Manages and develops strong relationships between the MS Society and event fundraisers, sponsors, volunteers and community groups. • Maximizes new team and participant recruitment through a variety of recruitment initiatives for both MS Walk and MS Bike • Maximizes participant retention with relationship building activities throughout the year • Stewards high-value participants and teams on a regular basis to increase revenue and long-term value, encourage engagement and connection to the Society. • Communicates with participants and teams on a regular basis to encourage engagement and connection to the Society • Identifies and cultivates strong relationships with community event leads across the division, providing training and consultation as needed Committee Work: • Works in collaboration with the Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement to recruit MS Bike and MS Walk Organizing Committee members by: o Having regular meetings with the Coordinator, VE to track progress of volunteer recruitment and training o Providing the volunteer requirements of the events to the Coordinator, VE in a timely manner, including number of volunteers and approve JDs together o Work together to contact previous committee members immediately post events, to recruit for the following year o Working together to steward and build relationships with the committee members to ensure they feel supported and valued by the organization o Collaboratively providing training materials and ongoing support to the committee • Attends MS Bike and MS Walk Organizing Committee meetings • Supports the Committee Chairs in ensuring committee members understand their roles and responsibilities and are working to meet event deadlines • Assumes any portfolio roles which are not filled by committee members Sponsorship: • Works with Specialist Development, Corporate Partnerships & Events, and Manager, Leadership Giving and Corporate Relations to secure past sponsorship and cultivate new sponsorship opportunities within the established sponsorship framework for MS Walk and MS Bike • Works with the Organizing Committees to generate leads and build relationships in the community • Ensures benefits of sponsorship outlined in the agreements are delivered • Works to help sponsors activate their engagement in the event Media/Public Relations: • Works in close conjunction with the Director, Communications and Marketing: o in the production of marketing, promotional, participant retention and pledge enhancement materials o on direct promotion campaigns - print, PSA’s (local and site specific) o on the strategy and production of web marketing materials • Works with the Organizing Committees to coordinate external promotions Event Logistics: • Works collaboratively with the Development Coordinator and Managers of Walk & Bike, to ensure the event plans and planning documents are kept up to date to deliver proper tracking of events planning progress to management team, including but not limited to: o Site plans, routes, equipment, signage, entertainment, food, event agendas o Safety and emergency protocols o Volunteer requirements Post Event Logistics: Including but not limited to: • Develops post event stewardship and acknowledgement plans for sponsors, team captains, participants, suppliers and event supporters • Distributes thank-you letters to volunteers in conjunction with the Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement • Coordinates post event equipment/supplies inventory • Organizes Event Committee wrap up meetings for event evaluation • Creates final event reports Administration • Manages the MS Walk and MS Bike event budgets in conjunction with the BCY Management Team • Works with the Administration Department to ensure database and event accounting procedures are followed • Attends department meetings Supervisory Responsibility: • Responsible for supervising one employee and oversees the work of volunteers Qualifications: • College diploma with at least 3-5 years’ experience in event management, participant stewardship, fundraising and sponsorship within a not-for-profit environment, or the equivalent education and experience. • A valid driver’s license is required and access to a reliable vehicle. • Able to work as part of a team in a fast paced, high pressure, professional environment • Strong customer service and relationship building skills with diverse groups – individuals, corporate, volunteer groups • Ability to be flexible and respond to a diverse work load • Good organizational ability, attention to detail and ability to prioritize effectively • Ability to solve problems and practice good decision-making • Demonstrated budget and financial management skills • Strong communication skills, both written and oral • Comfortable interacting with individuals with disabilities • Demonstrates initiative, is goal oriented, and a self-starter • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs and experience working in a database system Special Considerations: • Evening and weekend work will be required as necessary to ensure the success of the events. • Physical demands of special events include packing, lifting carrying and loading • Constraints of weather elements at sites during special events • Travel primarily throughout the Metro Vancouver area, and/or various parts of the province, to other provinces, and to conferences or professional development opportunities as appropriate. Additional Notes: Location:  Burnaby, BC We are working on a world free of MS, where improving people’s quality of life is a part of our everyday life. If you too are passionate about our mission, we invite your expression of interest and resume submission to: Natalie Aspinall Manager, Development Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Email:   Natalie.Aspinall@mssociety.ca Application Deadline:  July 21, 2019 Please note: • Applicants must include a cover letter and state salary expectations within their application in order to be considered • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for this position Applicants will be contacted throughout the posting period. The MS Society has a bold vision for the future. We have a team of dedicated professionals who share a common goal to end MS and to improve the lives of those affected by MS. We strive to be an employer of choice and provide a working environment that values diversity, team work, and professional development. The MS Society of Canada embraces diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. More information about the MS Society is available at www.mssociety.ca.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Jul 05, 2019
Full time
Coordinator, Communications and Marketing Full-time (Full-time, 35 hours a week) Location:  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1S8 Contact:   Judith Kays Description: Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, making MS Canada’s disease. The MS Society of Canada is the country’s leading MS advocate, funding leading research in MS and programs & services that help people live well with the disease. Reporting to the Director, Marketing Communications and Government Relations, the Coordinator, Communications & Marketing will support the development and delivery of internal and external communications programs to increase awareness of multiple sclerosis and the work of the MS Society. The Coordinator will use social media platforms, the creation of print materials and various online and written marketing materials to support the MS Society’s signature events and communications needs. Responsibilities: Writes and edits content for various internal and external documents Provides communications and media relations support for events and activities Responsible for maintaining social media content and local website updates Creates content for, designs, and distributes bi-monthly e-newsletter Designs pamphlets, brochures, posters, ads and collateral material for various activities/events Provides logistical support for events, including audio visual and photography Manages the collection, culling and dissemination of photos Creates accurate, clear specifications for print and other designed products for stakeholders Manages database/distribution lists for mailing/emailing divisional information Manages distribution of MS Society of Canada branded materials and collaterals Performs other communications & marketing functions to support the organization’s work Qualifications: University or college education in communications or public relations with at least 1-2 years relevant experience (can include work terms) Above average software proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint is required Proficiency and experience with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is required High level of proficiency in social media platforms is required Experience in a not-for-profit environment would be an asset Bilingualism (French/English) would be an asset Exceptional problem solving and organizational skills Outstanding communications skills – written and verbal Excellent organizational and time management skills with an ability to multi-task Prompt, self-reliant and detail oriented Ability to take initiative and practice good decision making and problem solving Ability to be flexible and respond to a diverse workload Sensitive to issues of disability and diversity Actively engaged in social media and familiar with current social media platforms Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders by telephone and face-to-face Excellent attention to detail Pleasant persona coupled with sound judgment Flexible, discreet and able to maintain confidential information, knowledge of correct protocol for specific situations Special Considerations: Evening and weekend work may be required for special events (2-3/year) Occasional travel within Atlantic Canada may be required. Additional Notes: Location:  Dartmouth, NS We are working on a world free of MS, where improving people’s quality of life is a part of our everyday life. If you too are passionate about our mission, we invite your expression of interest and resume submission to: Judith Kays Director, Marketing Communications and Government Relations Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Email:   Judith.Kays@mssociety.ca Application Deadline:  July 19, 2019 Please note: Applicants must include a cover letter and state salary expectations within their application in order to be considered Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for this position The MS Society has a bold vision for the future. We have a team of dedicated professionals who share a common goal to end MS and to improve the lives of those affected by MS. We strive to be an employer of choice and provide a working environment that values diversity, team work, and professional development. More information about the MS Society is available at www.mssociety.ca.