Job Description

Position Summary:

The Director of Relationship Events and Corporate Initiatives is responsible for the implementation of TheBrain Ball Gala and its wrap around event(s) to meet or exceed the budgeted goal of ($1 million +) through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. This position will be responsible for the Brain Ball Gala event as well as assisting with the growth and management of other corporate development initiatives per the discretion of the Vice President of Development. Measurable outcomes for this position include; driving corporate engagement and revenue growth as identified in the strategic plan. This position reports to the Chapter’s Vice President of Development, and is based in McLean, Virginia.



Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Relationship Events:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Chapter’s Brain Ball and wrap around event(s)
  • Responsible for high level volunteer recruitment, training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue and team goals
  • Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners
  • Responsible for managing all financial aspects of the sponsor and donor fulfillment.
  • Prospect, cultivate and steward Brain Ball sponsors and donors to achieve development goals through volunteer networks
  • Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
  • Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities

Corporate Initiatives

  • Manage corporate accounts, including prospecting, securing, developing/upgrading, and stewarding new companies, and providing an exceptional level of service and support to existing corporate partners
  • Responsible for being the Chapter’s principal relationship manager within corporate giving programs and engage other Chapter leadership, staff or volunteers when appropriate
  • Plan and execute strategy to increase financial commitment and corporate engagement via employee activation, workplace giving, cause marketing and foundation support and serving as primary staff person with Home Office priority account coordination
  • Identify, build and steward relationships with community, civic and corporate leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor prospect development and engagement in Alzheimer’s Association activities
  • Ensure Alzheimer Association’s standards are being followed
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned
  • Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement
  • Detailed oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Adaptive and flexible with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands
  • Ability to take initiative, and to work independently as well as in a team


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of proven experience in corporate fundraising and relationship building, recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals
  • 5 years experience with account portfolio management experience, including a track record of sales in relationship-selling environment
  • 5 years experience in Galas/Dinners special events required with proven success in, special event fundraising or related activities; strong volunteer management experience essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% 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
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings and wraparound events
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials


Position Location: McLean, Virginia

Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Position Grade: 408

Reports To: Vice President Development


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.

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.


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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