Constituent Events Manager
POSITION TITLE: Constituent Events Manager
REPORTS TO: Regional Director, Northern Nevada
LOCATION: Reno, Nevada
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work every year since 2010!
As Constituent Events Manager you will oversee the Northern Nevada Walk to End Alzheimer’s and have responsibility statewide for The Longest Day.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research and ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States. Walk to End Alzheimer’s continues to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country. You will join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for its implementation.
Utilizing your proven networking and relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging community and corporate leaders and building and empowering sustainable volunteer committees.
As a successful fundraising leader you will generate excitement and enthusiasm in the community for Walk to End Alzheimer’s, coach and inspire your volunteers to implement and build on proven strategies and best practices that result in event growth year over year.
The Longest Day is more than a Do It Yourself Fundraiser. As a signature event of the Alzheimer’s Association, it is one of the fastest growing and unique campaigns of its kind in the world.
The Longest Day is leading the peer-to-peer fundraising space with innovation and creativity, providing an excellent opportunity to engage new audiences in the fight to end Alzheimer’s among many diverse activity groups, from the golfing and hiking communities to live streamers and bridge players.
As exclusive manager of The Longest Day in the State of Nevada, you will put your proven networking and relationship building skills to work identifying and cultivating key community connections, corporate partnerships and exciting new audiences that drive campaign success. As a successful volunteer manager, you will proactively recruit, train, coach and inspire your committee to recruit and coach participants to achieve fundraising and event planning success.
This position is a perfect fit for an innovative, independent go-getter who demonstrates a self-disciplined, proactive attitude and takes initiative to achieve positive and measurable results.
This role is right for you if:
You have proven success at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation, and heightened brand awareness
You have successfully recruited, managed, and coached volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals OR you are able to effectively assimilate our custom training on peer to peer fundraising and leverage your sales/relationship development background to recruit, manage, and coach volunteers to implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals
You have managed or are capable of managing multiple volunteer-led mass-market events simultaneously that have resulted in revenue growth year over year
You are known as a convener and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment that has resulted in long term community relationships
You love a challenge and have achieved or surpassed designated revenue and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, and community partnerships
You have demonstrated success at prospecting, cultivating, and stewarding event teams, sponsors and participants
You have excellent communication and organization skills and are comfortable with managing event budgets, training volunteers, working to set timelines and milestones, and using data to affect positive outcomes
What you Bring:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals OR 3-5 years successful experience of meeting sales targets
Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter, able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
Demonstrated ability to form, develop and nurture corporate relationships and partnerships
Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
Creatively build community growth strategies for campaign growth, focusing on target markets, such as golf, hiking and live streaming Eagerness to network and build relationships in the community year-round to recruit and retain volunteers, companies, organizations and activity groups
Create unique, engaging community outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission, including community presentations, attending networking events, and corporate engagement opportunities
Capability to maintain year-round relationships with Global Team partners and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion, coupled with the ability to work in a highly matrixed organization
Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication and follow through
Ability and willingness to travel up to 60% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals
While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance
Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings, Walk and wraparound events
Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials
Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn Luminate/Convio software
What the Alzheimer’s Association offers:
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Non-Profit Times each year since 2010, recognizing our visionary and dynamic leadership, collaborative culture, competitive compensation, generous benefits, and mission-driven atmosphere. In addition, we offer a hybrid work environment with some flexibility in schedules, as well as excellent training on peer to peer fundraising techniques.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team – but we believe that person could be you.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.