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    Thanks for all the assistance during these two months. For the good work you do, thanks so much! Can Do MS touched so many lives. Thank you for the spirit you ignite in Matthew's life.

    Ron, CAN DO Program Alumni & Vertical Express for Can Do MS participant

    Development Associate

    Title: Development Associate
    Date: April, 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. The Development Associate works in key areas of Can Do MS’s fundraising and development strategies, and closely with staff in all departments.

    The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the Development Department through coordinating and implementing the administrative aspects related to individual giving, corporate and foundation grants, and special events. This position is responsible for database management, tracking special event contributions and managing sponsorship data. Duties including but not limited to:


    • Maintain a comprehensive donor database, through entering contributions, generating donor thank you letters, running donation reports using donor management software and generating donor lists for direct mail and other projects/campaigns.
    • Develop and implement set standards for data entry, reporting and fulfillment.
    • Utilizing Fundraising software to create and manage on-line fundraising pages and track event contributions.
    • Identify and qualify prospects through utilization of analytical grant and individual donor software tools.
    • Work with Development Manager in coordinating third party event details and relationships, including the provision of branded materials to third party event coordinators and other tools as needed.
    • Manage compilation and distribution of program and event sponsorship fulfillment packages.
    • Provide logistical support for all Can Do MS fundraising events.
    • Oversee volunteer recruitment and coordination for all Can Do MS departments.
    • Manage all aspects of the Combined Federal Campaign including national and state applications.  Manage Matching Gifts requests and application fulfillment.
    • Maintain raffle license and complete reporting as needed.
    • Assist development team with batch processing, thank you notes, etc.  Other database entry as needed.
    • Track statistics relevant to development and provide input for all written institutional materials (including annual report, fundraising campaigns, etc.).
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Sponsorship Responsibilities:

    • Serves as a liaison between marketing and development departments to ensure fulfillment of sponsorship benefits and issue final reports as appropriate (i.e. post-event partnership/sponsorship reports).
    • Cultivate and nurture relationships of assigned potential corporate & foundation sponsors with specific events and renew existing partnerships.
    • Assist in solicitation of assigned target prospects and accounts in conjunction
      with specific events.
    • Responsible for assisting in strategic development of local Vail sponsors for area events.
    • Achieve goals tied to sales of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities of assigned events to both new and existing businesses. This includes both cash and in-kind support.
    • Identify and secure market specific corporate team participation for Vertical Express events and track total income and participation to ensure that overall goals are met.
    • Assist in updating sponsorship packages including letter and application; ensure that this is available online.
    • Other duties as assigned


    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Four-year college degree.
    • 1-3 years experience in nonprofit fundraising and development
    • Experience in writing proposals and preparing reports for funding sources.
    • Event planning and fundraising experience.
    • Successful experience in working with staff, volunteers, and Board members in fundraising 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. Aptitude to create and manage email campaigns and online fundraising web pages.
    • Proficient understanding of fundraising database management systems and processes. Familiarity with Bloomerang desired.
    • 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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