University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 238418

Position Summary:
The Development Specialist is responsible for developing, executing, and reviewing The Ride's community engagement, growth strategies and goals to increase participation and fundraising. The Ride is a community cancer fundraising event that gives 100% of all dollars raised to cancer research at UW-Madison and UW Carbone Cancer Center. This position is a vital part of The Ride team and increasing our presence in Madison and Wisconsin to become Wisconsin's largest cancer fundraiser.

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

To read more details about this job, please click on the "List of Duties" link below.

Principal duties:
- Increase and support sustained engagement of The Ride participants, teams and volunteers through ongoing outreach, facilitation, and follow-through.
- Create and execute annual engagement strategy and campaign to increase awareness, participation, and fundraising.
- Achieve monthly, quarterly, and annual growth goals and targets set by The Ride Director.
- Work closely with the Director of Marketing to identify assets to help engage and grow Ride participation and fundraising.
- Lead, plan, manage and review the activities and operations related to community engagement and growth.
- Identify, establish, and sustain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Assist The Director of Volunteers in identifying and securing individuals and groups to serve as event-day volunteers.
- Identify and recruit individual and community fundraisers that can help crowd source Ride fundraising efforts.
- Meet with former and current patients and families to increase awareness, participation and fundraising efforts for The Ride and our mission.

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