Manager, Athletic Events
MANAGER, TEAM END ALZ
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The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Association operates out of its main office in Waltham, MA, with regional offices in Springfield, Worcester, and Raynham, MA, as well as Bedford, NH.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Development for Special Events, this Development Officer plays a key role implementing and achieving the goals of the Alzheimer’s Association through Team End Alz, the athletic fundraising program for the MA/NH chapter that includes marathons, half-marathons, road races and triathlons. Team End Alz is an important fundraising program for the Association, representing over $700,000 in contributed revenue annually and therefore, requires a seasoned professional with demonstrated success delivering on financial and participant goals, managing peer-to-peer fundraisers as well as a volunteer committee for several events per year. As a volunteer driven organization, all staff are expected to recruit, cultivate, support and manage volunteer relationships to advance the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. This role is based at the Waltham, MA office, must be able to travel throughout the region and chapter. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
Core Job Responsibilities
- Manage marathon, triathlon and road race events with a goal of increasing athlete participation and total fundraising each year including:
- Mentoring and motivating team members/athletes
- Ensuring sponsorship development and cultivation
- Ongoing recruiting of participants and volunteers, collaborating with other staff
- Providing fundraising coaching and assistance, team training runs and meetings, a fundraising incentive program, as well as managing the training program with our certified coaches
- Coordinating regular volunteer leadership meetings
- Overseeing performance and recognition of volunteer support
- Manage relationships with key race hosts such as the Boston Athletic Association, John Hancock Nonprofit Program and New Balance Falmouth Road Race, and develop new partnerships to expand our Team End Alz program.
- Manage and implement marketing and public relations efforts for Run and Triathlon events, including maintaining fundraising websites and other relevant platforms
- Serve as a collaborating member of the Development Team consisting of 24 staff members, representing over $15M in annual revenue to support the mission.
Key Educational/Professional Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience in fundraising
- Five years’ related experience with proven success in development, marketing, special event fundraising or related activities, including strong volunteer management experience
- Two years’ minimum experience overseeing athletic fundraising activities or athletic event participation
- Proven experience with fundraising software, preferably Convio/Luminate and Raiser’s Edge, as well as donor database applications and desktop publishing
Key Professional Attributes
- Superior self-management skills, as independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential
- Deadline driven, incorporating effective planning and time management strategies that support collaborative delivery of results
- Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work enthusiastically towards common objectives
- Highly collaborative and team focused, as much of the delivery of results requires influencing others without "reporting authority"
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach
- Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities
- Ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3559