Gala & Corporate Development Manager Nebraska Chapter
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 1,700 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 be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
The Gala and Corporate Development Manager will lead strategy, development and implementation of the Chapter annual Gala and its wrap around event(s) to meet or exceed budgeted goals by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors and corporations. This full-time position is also responsible for recruiting and managing the event volunteer planning committee.
The position also leads the identification, cultivation, confirmation, stewardship and growth of the Chapter’s corporate portfolio related to Gala, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and others as assigned by the Executive Director.
Based in Omaha, Nebraska, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory (once it is safe to travel)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and manage the annual plan and budget necessary to successfully implement the Chapter’s Gala.
- In coordination with volunteers, oversee, manage and implement event logistics and daily administration, including but not limited to facilities, décor, catering, entertainment, supplies, attendee tracking and communications.
- Create effective volunteer committee structure; identify, recruit and cultivate committee members.
- Lead the event sponsorship efforts and fundraising strategies; work in conjunction with volunteers to identify prospects, create proposals, fulfill benefits and steward sponsors year-round.
- Engage individual donors and supporters to successfully achieve fundraising goals.
- Create and manage marketing timeline/materials production in collaboration with Communications team; ensure all marketing materials and web/social media presence are in keeping with Association brand and messaging.
- Work with vendors that support Gala including, but not limited to, hotel, a/v, event software, gift processing and other administrative duties.
- Work with Chapter leadership, Board members, committee members and other Development staff to create long-term, beneficial relationships with those who attend and/or support Gala.
- Support other Chapter special events and donor relations activities, as needed.
- Develop a comprehensive corporate portfolio for the Chapter in support of all events that includes potential new partners.
- Manage corporate accounts including prospecting, securing, developing/upgrading and stewarding new companies.
- Responsible for being Chapter’s principal relationship manager within corporate giving programs.
- Plan and execute strategies to increase financial commitments through corporate engagement via employee activation, workplace giving, and foundation support.
- 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 Associations standards are followed as it relates to approved corporate supporters.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Five years of experience in relationship management, corporate fundraising, volunteer management, and scalable event planning with demonstrated success in each.
- Excellent project management skills.
- Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Willing to take initiative and work autonomously.
- Must be able to lead, motivate, train and work comfortably with volunteers.
- Team player - ability to partner internally and externally.
- Ability to sell the Chapter’s mission, programs and services to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual donors and volunteers.
- Excellent problem-solving abilities.
- Proficiency in Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangouts.
- Proficiency in Convio and/or other databases.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail.
- Flexible, creative, resourceful and independent.
- High level of enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor.
- Ability to work under stress and successfully handle several projects at once.
- Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary.
- Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs., bend and stoop.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and insurance.
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.