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National Manager Ride remote location

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New York City, NY, United States

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Posted on
Feb 19, 2020

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Jun 03, 2020

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JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease.

Job Description

The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Manager is responsible for supporting the Ride to Cure Diabetes program, the National staff, Chapter staff and Ride participants, including assisting in the operational management of the program to ensure the events take place as scheduled and the assistance needed to manage the Ride participants meet the expectation of the Ride management and volunteer committee. Integrate current program strategies for existing campaigns and develop new practices and plans where necessary. Assist with the creation of campaign plans, timelines, materials, and support activity for revenue growth while establishing relationships and set objectives for program growth.

Partner with Director, work with Regional teams and cross-functional staff to identify benchmarks and standards of excellence in all aspects of the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes planning, fundraising and operations. Provide ideas, resolution, strategy, and direction for assessing Ride venue logistics, capacities and recommendations for revenue growth plans.


Under the leadership of Ride Director, assist in driving the stated business and financial objective for the Ride program, including efficient and timely execution of logistics.

Partner with assigned chapter and regional leadership to drive and deliver greater revenue and stronger relationships. This includes planning, coaching, partnering and stewardship

In partnership with the Ride Director and in collaboration with P2P program and Data and Technology teams, fulfill reporting and tools as needed by program, regional and chapter staff to effectively monitor and manage program’s financial, acquisition and retention goals and objectives.

Assist in the coordination of Ride Weekend logistics, including set-up of weekend logistics plan as well as bike shipping and bike event service aspects of Ride Weekend logistics.

Collaborate with Chapter Staff to achieve revenue goals, facilitating trainings, peer forums and 1:1 consultation as required.

Assist in driving corporate engagement activities to increase revenue and participation by carrying out corporate team strategies, assisting as needed on key accounts, and delivering the necessary tools and reporting for the successful management of corporate teams.

Assist Ride Director with Coach planning, meeting and communication activities.

Carry out revenue collection processes to ensure fundraising minimums are met.


Significant experience in peer-to-peer fundraising with a strong knowledge of cycling events.  Minimum of five (5) years of relevant fundraising experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Three to five (3-5) years working with and collaborating with high level volunteers.

Strong management, leadership, decision-making and team-building skills.  

Direct experience in managing and growing P2P Programs.

Familiarity with technology to support the development process, including online giving and peer-to-peer fundraising platforms.  Experience with Blackbaud/Luminate Online system a plus.

Three to five (3-5) years of broad-based fundraising knowledge, event planning, experience and skill in non-profit management with emphasis on revenue generation, relationship maximization and stewardship, logistics, financial management, and organizations with Chapter and/or Regional structures.

Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills.

Demonstrated competency when handling diversified assignments.

Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. 

Capability to leverage relationships, both externally and internally.

Excellent written, oral, and communication skills.

Ability for presentation delivery, conveying ideas, influencing action and instructing effectively. 

Superior active listening, observation, analytical, and problem recognition and solving skills.

Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.

Perform all other responsibilities and projects as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor and senior management.

Willingness to learn while striving for excellence.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Ensure that the confidentiality and security of all information under his/her supervision is maintained.

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JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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