Job Description

The Development Manager, Relationship Events will lead strategy, development and implementation of the Chapter’s relationship events including but not limited to: Galas, luncheons and golf tournaments and other events as needed. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding volunteers and donors to ensure the success of the Association’s fundraising efforts. This position is also a collaborator within the development department initiatives.


Gala Dinner & Auction:

  • Manage alongside the Chapter Leadership: strategic planning and implementation of the chapter’s annual Dinner & Auction
  • Recruit committee members, manage the committee as the staff lead and work with volunteers to achieve attendance and fundraising goals
  • Lead the event sponsorship efforts and fundraising strategies by working collaboratively with Executive Director, Development Director, committee, and volunteers by planning various wrap-around and cultivation events
  • Develop an annual plan and budget for the Reason to Hope lunch
  • Recruit committee members, manage the committee as the staff lead and work with volunteers to achieve participant and fundraising goals
  • Lead the sponsorship effort and fundraising strategies and work collaboratively with staff and volunteers to identify prospects and create proposals with Director of Development


  • Cultivate and steward relationships within the community to engage participation in volunteer activities, educational opportunities and events and to encourage their personal financial support, group fundraising and advocacy participation
  • Provide assistance and support to other Association special events and donor relations activities as needed
  • Assist the department’s other Constituent Events (The Longest Day) as needed in a support capacity during its implementation/execution season.
  • Work with cross functional team members to insure inclusion of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s within Chapter promotional/communications channels including email, social media, e-News; public relations and local marketing efforts
  • Ensures compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies and procedures for all marketing and event standards
  • Work with the Executive Director, Development Director and Director of Communications to develop and ensure Association branding and messaging are consistent for all events responsible for
  • Work with the Executive Director, Director of Development, committee members, and other development staff to create long-term, beneficial relationships with those who attend and/or support the events


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three of experience in relationship development, fundraising, volunteer engagement and event planning
  • Must be able to lead, motivate, train and work comfortably with volunteers
  • Team player - ability to partner internally and externally and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to organize material and information so it is accessible and user-friendly
  • Flexible, creative, resourceful and independent
  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills; willing to take initiative and work autonomously
  • Ability to sell the Chapter’s mission, programs and services to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual donors and volunteers


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
  • Ability to memorize, diagnose and solve problems
  • High level of enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor
  • Ability to work under stress and successfully handle several projects at once
  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs. bend and stoop

Title: Development Manager, Relationship Events

Position Location: Dallas Metro Area

Full time Exempt

Position Grade: 205

Reports To: Development Director

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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association┬«, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

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