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President - Non-Profit Executive

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
New York, United States
$100,000.00 - $130,000.00
Closing date
Mar 2, 2023

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Potential Work Locations Rochester, New York, Albany, New York, Buffalo, New York Position Summary

As President of the Upstate New York market, you will strive to expand the Society’s resources and reach and ensure people affected by MS feel supported and connected.  You will find opportunities to engage diverse community leaders to achieve Society priorities and expand the Society’s presence and connection throughout communities in the market territory.  You will ensure trustees, councils, and other leaders are effective in their community outreach and empower community leaders to serve as ambassadors of the Society in their own communities.  You will effectively communicate the Society’s integrated research, services, and advocacy strategies and how the Society impacts the lives of people affected by MS. 

Your key responsibilities will include:

  1. Ensure effective Leadership volunteer engagement

         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

            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            
  •             Assess and prioritize communities and activities for community outreach and engagement to advance Society priorities within the Strategic Plan

                Identify, convene, and connect people, groups, and community resources to the Society and to each other. Ensure diversity and ensure community members feel included.

                Empower individuals and groups to engage and propel the MS movement

                Ensure priorities of the Society in the chapter territory are effectively executed

                Coach and develop staff and volunteers to create new connections and extend the Society’s reach


  • Drive revenue growth
  •             Participate in setting and ensuring the achievement of revenue budget, forecast, and targets

    Ensure Board of Trustees engagement in the achievement of revenue budget

    Lead staff in identifying, strategizing, and pursuing cross-functional connections and opportunities for relationship collaboration

    Identify, cultivate, steward, and recognize top relationships

    Manage a portfolio of top relationships and participate in relationship management teams

    Identify new and potential donors through community connections


  • Increase operational effectiveness and capacity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to all Society staff growth and development. Actively participate in the professional development plans and activities of staff.

    Identify, develop and grow staff and volunteer capacity to achieve measurable and sustainable results while removing obstacles

    Ensure staff and volunteer leadership behaviors are aligned with Society Operating Principles; provide timely feedback and coaching to improve performance and behaviors

    Participate in decision-making and professional development as a member of the Society Leadership and Management Team

    Ensure operations are effectively managed and aligned with Society practices; adhering to all Society policies and procedures

    Recognize and remove barriers to organizational effectiveness; demonstrate and actively contribute to innovation and continuous improvement

    Maintain a strong sense of teamwork and foster a positive and inclusive working environment



    Requisition Number NAT4669 Qualifications

    Here’s what you will bring to the role:

    • BA/BS plus 10 years related experience, with a history of job growth and advancement, preferably with non-profit organizations
    • Demonstrated successful leadership experience with a history of job growth and advancement, preferably with non-profit organizations
    • Lived experience from an underrepresented group preferred
    • Experience in diversity and inclusion work
    • Experience working in a cross functional reporting structure
    • Expertise 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
    • Proven ability to meet financial goals
    • Successful track record in creating positive workplace environments
    • Demonstrated success developing effective nonprofit boards

    Compensation & Benefits:
    You will have the opportunity for our highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package.  Your benefits include a considerable Paid Time Off Plan; Paid Holidays; 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Society match; Educational Reimbursement Plan; 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 $100,000- $130,000 based on a general compensation range.  Final offers will be consider career experience and may vary from this range due to these and other factors. 


    The National MS Society is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.  We need you and your unique talents and perspectives to help us write the last chapter on MS.



    All offers of employment are contingent upon the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with a COVID-19 FDA-approved vaccine or a COVID-19 vaccine granted Emergency Use Authorization) by the date of hire. A candidate is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen) or as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Candidates unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.


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