Job Description

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s! 

Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.  

General Statement of Responsibilities:  

Under the supervision of the Senior Director - Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Development Events Manager is responsible for identifying, recruiting, and engaging executive level volunteers and companies in their support of the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  This position will also be responsible for building new corporate relationships and strengthening those we currently have through sponsorship and team fundraising.  The Greater Boston Walk is one of the biggest in the country, routinely finishing in the top 5 of all Walk to End Alzheimer’s events nationally.  This is a key fundraising event for the Association, representing approximately $1,500,000 in annual revenue, and therefore, requires a seasoned professional with demonstrated success delivering on revenue goals.  Occasional evening and weekend hours required.  

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify, recruit, train and manage the Greater Boston Walk Executive Leadership Volunteer Committee
  • Recruit new and steward existing company teams; coach participants to ensure fundraising goals are met
  • Research, prepare proposals and steward companies for sponsorship of the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • Manage and expand the prospect pipeline to engage both new companies and high level volunteers
  • Plan and execute Corporate Kickoff aimed at bringing new sponsors and company teams on board
  • Manage the Development initiatives of the New England Conference for Dementia Care Professionals
    • Achieve or surpass designated financial goals of $30,000 through corporate solicitation
    • Prospect, cultivate and steward sponsors and work with the rest of the team to ensure their benefits are conveyed properly
  • Contribute to the establishment, cultivation and sustaining relationships with corporate prospects and other key partners in an effort to meet revenue goals through cause marketing, workplace giving, and corporate gifts
  • Represent the Alzheimer’s Association and make presentations at corporate and community events

Key Educational/Professional Requirements:   

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience  
  • 4-8 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers in a major metropolitan area 
  • Preferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background
  • Preferred experience recruiting and cultivating corporate partners, including working with C-Suite leaders   
  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners   
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships   
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written   
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% 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 
  • Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance 
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job    
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software 

Job Title: Development Events Manager, Greater Boston

Location: Waltham, MA

Status: Full time

Grade: 305

Reports To: Senior Director - Walk to End Alzheimer's

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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