Job Description

At the Alzheimer's Association we are the brains behind saving yours.  Many of us who work for the Alzheimer's Association have some connection with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. It's what drives us to make the extra effort in the daunting task of modifying a disease that currently has no cure. With 78 million baby boomers entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer's, we need passionate, hardworking people committed to helping the Association meet the increasing demand for care and support and fund vital Alzheimer's research.

Why join us? We have been recognized as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times seven consecutive years.

Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Specialist is accountable for the performance
and success of fundraising events and strategies across a Wisconsin service territory to meet revenue goals. This person will mobilize and manage volunteers, execute multiple Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, and plan and execute other special events and fundraising initiatives according to timelines and best practices. 

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Serve as staff lead for a portfolio of events including though not limited to:  Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, The Longest Day, and Rhythm and Brews in designated territory.
  • Actively recruit, train, and support high impact volunteers that will assist in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue in designated territory.
  • Represent Chapter at public events, conferences and media events as assigned.
  • Provide support to overall fundraising operations of the territory to include: volunteer management; customer service to constituents; database mining and management; donor/sponsor/advocate relations and communications; management of vendor relations; etc.
  • Adhere to all branding and marketing efforts as outlined by the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events.
  • Participate in all staff, team, committee and other internal and external meetings as requested.
  • Participate in conferences and training as requested.
  • Contribute to creating a work environment that supports teamwork, collaboration and cooperation between volunteers, staff and departments. 
  • Significant travel within related territory; general travel within state and region for conferences and meetings.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, communications preferred.
  • 3 years of office experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience in the non-profit sector and special event fundraising.
  • Effectively multi-task, establishes priorities, and work independently and take initiative in a fast paced environment.  Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.
  • The ability to cultivate, motivate and engage volunteers.
  • Must be extremely organized with extra attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel and Power Point. Experience with fundraising applications, such as Convio and other social media programs is preferred.
  • Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of valid insurance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business. Evening or weekend work may be required on occasion.

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