Houston Walk Manager
The primary purpose of the Houston Walk Manager is to lead the execution of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Houston. Priority roles include increasing revenue, generating awareness and mobilizing volunteers, all of which will play a role in achieving budgetary and strategic goals as part of the Association’s strategic plan.
Essential Job Functions
- Responsible for fund raising to achieve current revenue target of over $850,000 in 2018 and over $1 million in 2019 and developing and managing expense budgets for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Houston with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget
- Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's that includes management of event budget, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics
- Develop community contacts to recruit volunteer leadership for the Walk to End Alzheimer's planning committee and garner community support
- Ensure Walk volunteer committees are recruited, trained and developed on the National Walk to End Alzheimer's timeline and utilizing best practices, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals
- Utilize creative market building strategies such as cold calling, active community networking, social media and the ability to leverage volunteers' connections and spheres of influence to prospect, cultivate and manage new accounts
- Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer's Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities
- Ensure smooth integration of the Association's best practices, standards and guidelines
- Maintain relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round and insure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
- Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing related to Walk
- Manage the Walk websites and all related setup, reports and information
- Promote employee education sessions in local corporations in the community to generate awareness for our cause; to reach out to others; to give back to the corporate sector, and to open new doors for sponsorship opportunities
- Assure compliance with Alzheimer's Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements
- Other assignments as requested by the Director of Constituent Events.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- 5-7 years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment
- 5-7 years experience in mass market fundraising events, with year over year growth in revenue
- Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
- Ability to promote the Association's programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers
- Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of large events preferred
- Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize, coordinate and advance several projects simultaneously.
- Strong verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to motivate, inspire and delegate work to Walk volunteers.
- Ability to work independently with little daily supervision.
- Ability to support and articulately promote the mission of the Alzheimer's Association and our event fundraising strategies
- Excellent computer skills including MS Office suite required. Familiarity with Convio and Gmail preferred.
- Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills to represent the Association in a professional and compelling manner.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends as needed during peak Walk season.
- Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
- Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business (mostly same day, intra-state travel).
- Must be able to lift, carry, transport, and setup a variety materials (weighing up to 40 pounds)
Job Reference #: 2699