Duties and Responsibilities
MS Ambassadors provide the human face for Multiple Sclerosis. Depending on their interests and experience, MS Ambassadors work with MS Society staff in the following areas as well as creating awareness everyday in the communities in which they live and work:
- Government Relations: They increase awareness of key MS Society social policy issues such as continuing care, transportation, accessibility, disability-related supports.
- Funding & Development: They attract more donors, sponsors and core government funds.
- Programs & Services: They improve client services through information, health education and support services.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Be knowledgeable and supportive of the MS Society’s strategies, plans, initiatives and key messages.
- Participate in training and development
- Work with MS Society staff to further the aims of the MS Society.
- Taking a leadership role in government relations, client services or fund development to achieve outcomes that will benefit people with MS.
- Encourage individuals, groups and politicians to support the MS Society’s mission and its programs.
- Provide on-going input and feedback to the MS Society on matters that affect the Society.
- Participate in evaluations to determine progress or achievement of goals.
- Positive and constructive
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Knowledgeable about MS and the Society
- Well spoken
- Experience and skills in one or more of these areas: public speaking, advocacy, fund development, client services, communications, education or marketing
- Ability to devote adequate time and energy
- Mobile and responsive to the needs of the Society
- Passionate but tactful
- Has contacts and influence in politics, business, the community and/or media
- Supports the values and mission of the MS Society
- A current Police Information Check and other screening measures as applicable