Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

  

The Event Specialist plays a key leadership role in achieving budgetary and strategic goals as part of the Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter strategic plan.  They are responsible for significant growth through the development, management and execution of the Longest Day recruitment and fundraising effort.  They are accountable for the achievement of income performance targets through the effective leadership, engagement, empowerment, and mobilization of volunteer Team Task Forces.

    

They are also responsible for revenue generation through collaboratively working with and mentoring volunteers.  Key elements of this position will focus on recruiting, training and managing high level volunteer planning committees to lead the events in their respective communities.  They will also cultivate, develop and retain existing and new corporate partnerships.

    

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  

  

The Longest Day (95%)

  

  
  • Engages, trains and manages relationships with community based leadership volunteers to develop and execute a local recruitment, cultivation and retention plan for new and existing Longest Day teams in El Paso
  • Completes activities effectively and efficiently to meet target deadlines for successful event execution
  • Ensures ongoing mission education for volunteer Team Task Force members
  • Implements best practices for leadership development, increased participation and event revenue growth; drives creativity and innovation at the community/chapter level.  Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development
  • Collaborates with other key departments to ensure cross promotion and support of organizational goals and/or messages
  • Identifies trends and best practices; measures impact of specific actions; identifies and addresses issues as they arise and adjusts plans as required
  • Utilizes available resources to maximize event results
  • Participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association for The Longest Day
  • Ensures inclusion of The Longest Day 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
                      

Chapter Website (5%) 

  
     
  • Manages  the Chapter Website to ensure timely and accurate updates
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KEY EDUCATIONAL/PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  

  
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in developing and executing event strategies
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with event production and management, volunteer development and management, public relations, donor cultivation and relations, corporate sponsor cultivation and relations
  • Ability and willingness to make frequent trips within Chapter territory by auto mobile
  • Knowledge of Team Approach, Convio and/or other databases preferred, Microsoft Suite and Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs
  • Demonstrated project and time management skills to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance
                      

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  

  
  • Proven history of achieving revenue goals
  • Detail-oriented, efficient, and ability to multi-task
  • Self-starter able to work independently and diagnose and solve problems
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships team and develop relationships in the community through exceptional customer service
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor
  • Ability to cultivate volunteer and donor relationships
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
                
  • Strong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with clients.
  • Remains composed under stress, handles criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments
  • Willingness to participate and engage in Association initiatives and events, including but not limited to the Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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