Development Manager, Ride to End Alzheimer's
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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 attracting and engaging talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-drive atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but that person could be you.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter 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 operates out of its main office in Waltham, MA, with regional offices in Springfield, Worcester, and Raynham, MA, as well as Bedford, NH.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Development for Special Events, this Development Manager plays a key role implementing and achieving the goals of the Alzheimer’s Association through the Ride to End Alzheimer’s, the cycling fundraising program for the MA/NH chapter for the past 24 years. The Ride is an important fundraising program for the Association, representing over $500,000 in research-restricted revenue annually and therefore, requires a seasoned professional with demonstrated success delivering on financial and participant goals, managing peer-to-peer fundraisers, coordinating a multitude of event logistics as well as managing a volunteer committee throughout the year. This role is based at the Waltham MA office, must be able to travel throughout the region and chapter. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Core Job Responsibilities
- Manage Ride with a goal of increasing participation and total fundraising each year including:
- Mentoring and motivating team captains and participants, providing fundraising coaching and an incentive program
- Ensuring sponsorship development and cultivation
- Ongoing recruiting of participants and volunteers, collaborating with other staff
- Coordinating regular volunteer leadership meetings
- Ensuring participant retention year over year, while increasing number of new participants to demonstrate event growth
- Overseeing performance and recognition of volunteer support
- Manage the many integral event logistics including (but not limited to):
- Permitting, finalizing routes, registration, website maintenance, food and beverage, entertainment, signage, jerseys and gear, pit stops, on-site set up and supplies, volunteer staff, and more.
- In collaboration with the Communications Department, manage and implement marketing and public relations efforts for Ride, including maintaining fundraising websites, social media, and other relevant platforms
- Produce weekly benchmarking reports and monthly recruitment and cultivation plans
- Serve as a collaborating member of the Development Team consisting of 22 staff members, representing over $15M in annual revenue to support the mission.
Key Educational/Professional Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience in fundraising
- Five years' related experience with proven success in development, marketing, special event fundraising or related activities, including strong volunteer and logistical management experience
- Two years' minimum experience overseeing athletic fundraising activities or athletic event participation
- Proven experience with fundraising software, preferably Convio/Luminate, as well as donor database applications and desktop publishing.
Key Professional Attributes
- Superior self-management skills, as independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential
- Exceptional aptitude for detail and organization
- Deadline driven, incorporating effective planning and time management strategies that support collaborative delivery of results
- Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work enthusiastically towards common objectives
- Highly collaborative, creative, team focused and enthusiastic, as much of the delivery of results requires influencing others without "reporting authority"
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach
- Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities
- 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.
- 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 evenings and weekends as required for the job
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials
Compensation and benefits are competitive.