Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and their 15 million families and caregivers.

POSITION SUMMARY
This position will manage development and implementation of The Longest Day® and serve as a liaison between the Chapter and donors, volunteers, event participants and sponsors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 
     
  • Engages, trains and manages relationships with community based leadership volunteers (either chapter wide or regionally based) to develop and execute a local recruitment, cultivation and retention plan for new and veteran Longest Day teams. 
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  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines for successful event execution. 
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  • Ensures on-going mission education for volunteer Team Task Force members. 
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  • Implements best practices for leadership development, increased participation and event revenue growth; drives and encourages creativity and innovation at the community/chapter level.
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  • Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development. 
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  • Monitors activities to identify trends and best practices; measures impact of specific actions; identifies and addresses issues as they arise and adjusts plans as required.
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  • Utilizes available resources to maximize event results and participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association for The Longest Day. 
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  • Ensures inclusion of The Longest Day within Chapter promotional/communications channels including email, social media, e-News; public relations and loca.l marketing effort
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Volunteers

 
     
  • Actively recruit and engage volunteers and committee members.
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  • Assist in the interviewing and hiring of special events interns, and provide opportunities for them to have a meaningful learning experience and adequate responsibility as it relates to events. 
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Other

 
     
  • Create and maintain income and expense budgets and an annual plan.
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  • Work with Association staff to ensure that all event information is included in the Chapter’s database.
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  • Provide assistance to other Association events, as needed.
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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

 
     
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
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  • At least three years of experience in a nonprofit development setting.
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  • Professional success with a walk, ride or run fundraising event preferred.
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  • Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred.
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  • Personal computer.
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  • Multi-line telephone, Conference phone, Photocopier, Fax machine.
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  • Microsoft Suite and Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout.
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  • Convio and/or other databases preferred.
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  • High level of enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
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  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail.
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  • Ability to lead, motivate and work effectively with others.
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  • Ability to diagnose and solve problems.
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  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor.
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  • Ability to work under stress and successfully handle several projects at once.
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  • Ability to make frequent trips to other locations for meetings, events, etc. via auto and air; ability to operate a motor vehicle; must possess a valid driver’s license.
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  • Persons from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
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  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary.
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