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    Development Associate

    Title: Development Associate
    Date: June, 2015
    Department:  Development
    Reports To: Development Manager
    To APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to and include “Development Associate” in the subject line. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for employment.

    Position Summary
    The Development Associate position is a full-time position based in Avon, CO. The Development Associate supports key areas of Can Do MS’s development and marketing strategies, and works closely with staff in all departments.

    The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the Development Department through the coordination and implementation of key fundraising initiatives including donor cultivation, corporate sponsorship recruitment, and special events management. This position is primarily responsible for the planning and implementation of our special events, managing marketing campaigns for those events, donor relations, and database management.  Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Development Responsbilities:
      • Develop and coordinate logistics and marketing campaigns for special events.
      • Assist in cultivation and solicitation of corporate sponsors for special events.
      • Assist in the compilation and distribution of special event sponsorship fulfillment information.
      • Utilize peer-to-peer fundraising software to create and manage on-line fundraising platforms and track special event contributions where applicable.
      • Maintain a comprehensive donor database through the management of contributions, acknowledgements, and accurate profile information.
      • Assist with direct mail campaigns.
      • Assist in volunteer recruitment and coordination for all departments.
      • Assist in maintaining raffle licenses and complete reporting as needed.
      • Track statistics relevant to development initiatives and provide input for all written institutional materials (including annual report, board reports, etc.).
      • Negotiate and work with outside vendors as needed.
      • Other duties as assigned
    • Marketing Responsibilities:
      • Creation and management/editing of all development related calendar events on the Can Do MS website.
      • Manage the development of print collateral for special events including the sourcing and evaluation of print and graphic design vendors.
      • Manage all social media content and posting for special events.
      • Coordinate and manage special event photography including the solicitation of photographers, management of timelines, and timely management of photos on social media, marketing, and web platforms.
      • Assist with web content updates as it relates to development initiatives.
      • Assist in the development of email content for email correspondence and marketing as it relates to special events.
      • Other duties as assigned


    • Education/Experience Requirements
      • Four-year college degree.
      • 1-3 years experience in nonprofit development, specials events, and marketing.
      • Experience in social media campaigns and web-based fundraising campaigns.
      • Successful experience in working with staff, volunteers, and Board members in fundraising and event activities.
    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and multi-task.
      • Self starter with ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
      • Strong analytical, writing, database/computer, and communication skills.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, social media platforms, WordPress or other web hosting platforms, and Adobe Creative Suite desired.
      • Proficient understanding of database management systems and web-based fundraising platforms.
      • Experience in sponsor fulfillment communications both internally and externally.
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced, creative and deadline-oriented environment.

    Physical Demands
    Some lifting of boxes associated with set-up for events.

    Work Environment
    Exposure to a normal office environment, with occasional outside travel.

    To APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to and include “Development Associate” in the subject line. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for employment.

    PO Box 5860 Avon, CO 81620 Phone: 970-926-1290 or 800-367-3101 Fax: 970-926-1295 Email:
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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    Charitable Organization Number: 74-2337853

    Formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis | Founded by Jimmie Heuga

    A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs
    that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.

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