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Donor Engagement Manager
The Chapter is looking for a Donor Engagement Manager  who will be responsible for increasing revenue, retention and acquisition of individual giving donors through consistent identification, exceptional engagement, timely solicitation and relevant stewardship. Through appropriate engagement of Society volunteers and staff leaders, donors will be asked to support the National MS Society in finding solutions for all people affected by multiple sclerosis. The Donor Engagement Manager will be responsible for managing a portfolio of donors, developing a pipeline of new prospects and implementing all elements of the Society’s donor relations giving program (donors giving $1,000 - $9,999).
 
This exciting position will champion relationship development across departments, and work with development staff to create and implement moves plans for top fundraisers.
 
If you are able to adjust and maintain effectiveness in the face of multiple demands, challenges, changes and client involvement and can provide leadership and develop the potential in others please send go to our Career Center and apply. 
 
To apply for this position with the National MS Society please visit our online Career Center using the web-link below. We no longer accept mailed, faxed, or e-mailed resumes. Please apply for positions directly through our website. Only those candidates deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview. EOE M/F/D/V
 
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-the-society/careers/index.aspx
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Internships

Why not invest in a cause? Multiple sclerosis stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t. The National MS Society address the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. We are people who want to do something about MS NOW, and are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS.

Join the Movement. The National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter has exciting opportunities for unpaid internships in multiple departments:

Volunteer Coordinator Intern
As the Volunteer Coordinator Intern you will gain valuable experience learning about the planning and execution of fundraising events by working closely with the logistics, development, and volunteer management teams. You will assist in coordinating event logistics, finalizing event preparations, researching event venues and providing volunteer trainings. You will have opportunities to research organizations to recruit volunteers, a critical element of event planning and will work to coordinate volunteer schedules. You will also have the opportunity to observe staff and learn how they coordinate with sponsors, participants and donors to plan and execute multiple large-scale events. Timing of the internship will be a fixed duration contingent on the student’s schedule and needs.

The applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be detail-orientated. Strong organizational, time management and planning skills are a must. Prior experience in fundraising, planning, organizing and managing events is helpful. Good oral and written communication skills are requested. May require attendance at work events taking place on weeknights along with weekends (Saturdays and/or Sundays).  Must have valid driver’s license.
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Donor Relation/Advocacy Intern
As a Donor Relation/Advocacy Intern you will gain valuable experience learning about donor identification, cultivation and stewardship while working closely with the VP Donor Relations. The intern will play an active role in the preparation of special, high-level donor events, mailings and other activities that build relationships with the Chapter’s donors. The intern will also assist in researching and identifying donor opportunities and drafting reports, as necessary. This internship will provide direct mentoring, practical development application experience and hands-on special event planning.
 
The applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be detail-orientated. Strong organizational, time management and planning skills are a must. Good oral and written communication skills are requested.  
 
Internship would consist of at least 10 hours per week.  
 
This is an unpaid internship focused on providing real-world experience in a non-profit setting that students can use to advance their career development.
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Special Event Intern
The National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter has an exciting opportunity for an unpaid intern in the Event Operation Department. Job functions to include but not limited to  serving as lead on specific Walk MS tasks including municipality permits, in-kind donations, committee support and other Walk MS tasks; assist with operations and planning of Chapter events; assist Development Specialist, Volunteers and Outreach with Do it Yourself (DIY) events; and assist in soliciting in-kind donations to support Chapter events.

The applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be detail-orientated. Strong organizational and planning skills are a must. Prior experience in fundraising, planning, organizing and managing events is helpful. Good oral and written communication skills are requested. May require attendance at work events taking place on weeknights along with weekends (Saturdays and/or Sundays).  Must have valid driver’s license.

Internship would consist of 10-15 hour per week (flexibility is available)..
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Programs and Services Intern
As a Programs and Services Intern you will gain valuable experience working with the Chapter’s Programs and Services Team learning about client and community engagement. Applicant will work alongside the Programs and Services Team while gathering and analyzing information, conduct phone calls to service providers and clients regarding financial assistance, and make follow up calls to those who have been newly diagnosed.
 
The applicant must have excellent writing, oral communication and phone skills. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, as well as computer skills, are required. The ability to work independently and take initiative is essential.
 
Full or part-time college student or graduate student pursing a degree in Psychology, Public Health, Human Services, other related field. Commitment of one semester (or 8 to 12 weeks in summer), minimum 10 hours per week (may be spread across multiple days), on site at the Chapter office in Hartland.
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Marketing Communications Writing Intern
Help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter’s marketing communications department raise awareness about MS, the Chapter’s programs and services, and fundraising initiatives that support the mission to find a cure. Experiences may include organizing, researching, proofreading, editing and/or writing content for the Chapter’s quarterly magazine, various electronic communications, press releases, miscellaneous print pieces and website content; gathering data to support Chapter communication efforts; maintaining community calendar listings and/or media contacts lists; and completing other projects as assigned. Qualified candidates will possess strong writing skills, experience with Word and Excel, excellent interpersonal communication and phone skills, the ability to work independently and take initiative, and an interest in learning about non-profit communication, marketing and/or public relations. Knowledge of AP Style and print or electronic design is a plus. This is an unpaid internship focused on providing real-world experience in a non-profit setting that can be used to advance career development. Full- and part-time college students or graduate students who are pursing a degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related communication field are invited to apply. Commitment of one semester (or 8 to 12 weeks in summer), minimum 8 hours per week (may be spread across multiple days), on site at the Chapter office in Hartland is required.

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Development Intern
As Development Intern you will gain valuable experience learning about the planning and execution of fundraising events by working closely with the logistics, development, and volunteer management teams. You will assist in communicating with event participants and identify opportunities to market Chapter events and encourage event registration.  You will work with the Society’s internal database and participant management systems throughout the internship to provide reporting and data management learning opportunities. You will research organizations and fundraising events, a critical element of development planning, to help the Chapter better understand the market. You will also have the opportunity to observe staff and learn how they coordinate with sponsors, participants and donors to plan and execute successful special events. Timing of the internship will be a fixed duration contingent on the student’s schedule and needs.

The applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be detail-orientated. Strong interpersonal, time management and team work skills are a must. Prior experience in fundraising, planning, organizing and managing events is helpful. Good oral and written communication skills are requested. May require attendance at work events taking place on weeknights along with weekends (Saturdays and/or Sundays).  

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Flexible schedules can be accommodates, but all internships are based out of the Hartland office.

If you are interested in any of these great internship opportunities, please send your resume and cover letter to:

National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter
Lisa Turnacliff, Office Manager
1120 James Drive, Suite A
Hartland, WI 53029
or email Lisa.Turnacliff@nmss.org

Questions? Please call the Wisconsin Chapter at (262) 369-4400 or (800) 242-3358. 

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