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National Multiple Sclerosis Society
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jul 2, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Programs, Community Outreach
Community Development, Community Foundations, Health
Employment Type
Full Time
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President Opportunity


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is seeking a President for its Southern California market to join our dynamic team and do life changing work. We are calling on you to join us. Find your place in this movement. We need you. Together, we will create a world free of MS.

As President of the Southern California market, The President is a member of the Society Leadership and Management Team and, as such, must maintain a broad knowledge of the Society, uphold our culture, articulate and model the Society’s Operating Principles, and must contribute to strategic discussions and the development and achievement of an integrated Society plan and budget. A primary responsibility is to work effectively on leadership teams; cultivate high performing teams and contribute to increasing capacity in self and others through professional development and continuous improvement.

The President expands the Society’s resources and reach and ensures people affected by MS feel supported and connected. The President engages diverse community leaders to achieve Society priorities and expands the Society’s presence and connection throughout communities in the chapter territory. The President ensures trustees, councils, and other leaders are effective in their community outreach and empowers community leaders to serve as ambassadors of the Society in their own communities. The President effectively communicates the Society’s integrated research, services, and advocacy strategies and how the Society impacts the lives of people affected by MS. The trust and confidence in the Society of all constituent groups reflects the President’s effectiveness.

You will be based out of our office in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information about the National MS Society, please visit our website at

 As President you will:

  • Ensure effective Leadership volunteer engagement                                                               30%


  1. Develop and cultivate an active, engaged, and diverse Board of Trustees, Community Engagement Committee, Governance Committee, Donor Relations Committee, and other committees of the Board
  2. Expand and leverage the networks and knowledge of leadership volunteers, deepening their connections. Grow their capacity as Society ambassadors and activities in outreach.
  • Assess, create, and enhance community presence and connection                                           25%


  1. Build trust and confidence in the Society as the leadership executive in the territory
  2. Assess and prioritize communities and activities for community outreach and engagement to advance Society priorities within the Strategic Plan
    1. Identify, convene, and connect people, groups, and community resources to the Society and to each other.
    2. Ensure diversity and ensure community members feel included
  3. Empower individuals and groups to engage and propel the MS movement (outreach to others, awareness, advocacy, connection, and support of others with aligned interests)
  4. Ensure priorities of the Society in the chapter territory are effectively executed
  5. Coach and develop staff and volunteers to create new connections and extend the Society’s reach


  • Drive revenue growth                                                                                                                      25%



  1. Participate in setting and ensuring the achievement of revenue budget, forecast, and target
  2. Ensure the Board of Trustees supports and is engaged in the achievement of revenue budget and target
  3. Lead staff in identifying, strategizing, and pursuing cross-functional connections and opportunities for relationship collaboration
  4. Ensure an active and engaged Donor Relations committee (if applicable)
  5. Identify, cultivate, steward, and recognize top relationships (donors, fundraisers, teams, corporate and community partners)
  6. Manage a portfolio of top relationships and participate in relationship management teams
  7. Identify new and potential donors through community connections


  • Increase operational effectiveness and capacity                                                                        20%      


  1. Demonstrate a commitment to all Society staff growth and development. Actively participate in the professional development plans and activities of staff.
  2. Identify, develop and grow staff and volunteer capacity (skills and talents) to achieve measurable and sustainable results while removing obstacles
  3. Ensure staff and volunteer leadership behaviors are aligned with Society Operating Principles; provide timely feedback and coaching to improve performance and behaviors
  4. Participate in decision-making and professional development as a member of the Society Leadership and Management Team (and other Society leadership and work teams, as appropriate)
  5. Ensure operations are effectively managed and aligned with Society practices; adhering to all Society policies and procedures
  6. Recognize and remove barriers to organizational effectiveness; demonstrate and actively contribute to innovation and continuous improvement
  7. Maintain a strong sense of teamwork and foster a positive and inclusive working environment
  8. Ensure a consistent experience for people affected by MS, volunteers, and participants, regardless of where people live


The minimum qualifications you will bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience and minimum of 10 years related demonstrated successful leadership experience with a history of job growth and advancement, preferably with non-profit organizations.
  • Lived experience from an underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic) preferred; experience in diversity and inclusion work required.
  • Experience working in a cross functional reporting structure.
  • Experience in special events and traditional fundraising with success in developing and cultivating relationships to secure contributions from individuals and corporations.
  • Experience in community engagement and volunteer development, budget management, forecasting and resource development. Proven ability to meet financial goals. A successful track record in creating positive workplace environments. Demonstrated success developing effective nonprofit boards. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in productive communications and group facilitation which include expressions of conflict and passion, employee hiring, assessment and coaching, decision making, and consensus building.

You will have the opportunity for a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package that the Society provides to employees. Your benefits include a considerable Paid Time Off Plan; Paid Holidays; 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Society match; Educational Reimbursement Plan; Professional Development Assistance; Commuter Benefit Plan; Comprehensive Health & Welfare benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Life Assistance Plan as well as additional voluntary benefit offerings. We value continuous learning and support your professional development through a Professional Development Assistance plan. You will join an incredible mission focused team of people!

Estimated hiring compensation range is $135,000-$170,000 based on a general compensation range. Final offers will be based on candidate geographic location and consider career experience and may vary from this range due to these and other factors.



Please submit an application including a cover letter and resume through our Career Center using the following link: President Los Angeles NAT4394

For additional information, please contact Eileen Williams, VP Recruitment at


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a diverse pool of applicants for this position.

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