The Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter provides education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community. The Development Manager supports the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association by coordinating fundraising events, increasing public awareness and building community support in the Florida Gulf Coast area. This individual seeks and secures funding collaborative partnerships and works closely with volunteers, staff and members of the community to achieve strategic goals.
Essential Job Functions:
- Coordinates all aspects of the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2 locations; Sarasota/Manatee and Lakeland, FL.
- Responsible for the recruitment and cultivation of Walk teams and participants.
- Recruits, motivates and assists team captains and their team members for Walk to End Alzheimer’s events.
- Tracks, grows, and builds constituents to reach their team and individual goals, including tracking and reaching overall sponsor, team, and participation goals.
- Working in collaboration with the Sr. Director of Walk, serves as a liaison to businesses, organizations and individuals who sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
- Recruits, trains, and manages volunteers to support all aspects of assigned fundraising events.
- Schedules planning meetings including preparing agendas, meeting minutes and holding volunteers accountable of all assigned fundraising events.
- Actively promotes Walks and other events.
- Works with staff and volunteers to identify and cultivate new sources of funding and in-kind contributions from businesses, foundations and community organizations.
- Cultivates opportunities to present the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter and the Alzheimer’s Association mission to include media partnerships, civic and business organizations, and community networks.
- Monitors goals and budget for each Walk.
- Assists volunteers, speakers, sponsors, constituents and other attendees on the day of the events.
- Plays a role in other events such as corporate lunch and learns, galas, program conferences and research presentations.
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales or related field; or equivalent work experience.
- Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
- Ability to communicate in person and by phone with internal and external customers.
- Ability to lift and move 20-30 pounds.
- Strong personality who can maintain composure under pressure.
- Ability to ask for donations, sponsorship and team participation.
- Willingness to drive within the counties of our service area.
- Trustworthy to handle donations in the form of cash, check, credit card or in-kind.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including family caregivers, volunteers, public officials, and people of high prominence in the community.
- Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
- Presents self in a professional manner.
- Ability to work daytime, some evenings and weekends.
- Comfortable working in an MS Office environment.