Travel Requirements: Frequent travel expected to effectively build relationships, support key PFF events and grow individual support for the Foundation nationally.
Primary Function: The National Director, PFF Walk is a contributing member of the development leadership team of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The Director is accountable for the strategy, expansion, direction, and successful income growth for the PFF Walk program. This person will manage the Coordinator, PFF Walk and will work with the Director of Development & Special Events on shared projects for interns. The Director will work closely with events team staff, senior staff leadership, the Board, and other volunteers to build and implement effective strategies that will lead to beneficial long-term relationships and significant revenue through the PFF Walk program.
Responsible for budget management, revenue growth, and overall event development of the PFF Walk program ($850,000 gross in FY 19/20). This includes consulting on event logistics, volunteer management, and marketing, and leading the charge for budget development & maintenance, cultivating relationships that lead to sponsorship and financial support, and implementing a year-round stewardship plan.
Manage the Coordinator, PFF Walk and work with the Director of Development & Special Events on co-management of interns as it relates to Walk specific projects.
Maintain a portfolio of key donors within the Walk program. This includes (but is not limited to) sponsors, priority teams, and Care Center Network representatives.
Work closely with the Coordinator to identify and cultivate teams and individual walkers to ensure the success and growth of the program.
Collaborate with the events team to develop and execute cultivation, stewardship, solicitation/upgrade, and retention strategies for the overall donor portfolio of all events program areas.
Identify, recruit, and cultivate new, committee members, chairs, and volunteers.
Maintain established department/policies, procedures, directives, quality assurance, and safety appropriate to this position
Adherence to the highest ethical standards
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree Required
Five + years experience; including development and fundraising
Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and stay organized to ensure timely and accurate work
Experience in managing staff strongly preferred
Strong interpersonal skills (verbal and written) necessary to communicate diplomatically and effectively with volunteers, donors, and other staff members, and to provide information requiring courtesy, tact, and confidentiality
Ability to work independently as well within a team-oriented, fast-paced, environments with rapidly changing priorities
Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising
Experience in donor strategy development, cultivation, and stewardship
Close attention to detail
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Google applications, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Comfort with standard fundraising technology including CRMs, and online donors platforms (Donor Perfect experience a plus)
A high degree of creativity, energy, initiative, and innovation
Customer service oriented
Strong professional ethics and integrity
Must be able to travel around the country as necessary
Must have valid driver’s license
Internal Number: MKK Devo Dir 3.17.20
About Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation- Our Mission-
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation mobilizes people and resources to provide access to high quality care and leads research for a cure so people with pulmonary fibrosis will live longer healthier lives.