Job Description

As Manager of Development, you join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research and The Longest Day which is a signature event of the Alzheimer’s Association, and is one of the fastest growing and unique campaigns of its kind.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s® ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States and continues to set the pace as one of the fastest-growing walk events in the country. The Longest Day is leading the peer-to-peer fundraising space with innovation and creativity, providing an excellent opportunity to engage new audiences in the fight to end Alzheimer’s among many diverse activity groups, from the golfing and hiking communities to live streamers and bridge players.

Utilizing your proven networking and relationship-building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging community and corporate leaders and building and empowering sustainable volunteer committees. 

As a successful fundraising leader who will manage Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day peer-to-peer fundraising events you will generate excitement and enthusiasm in your communities. You will coach and inspire your volunteers to implement and build on proven strategies and best practices that result in event growth year over year. 

This position is a perfect fit for an innovative, independent go-getter who demonstrates a self-disciplined, proactive attitude and takes initiative to achieve positive and measurable results.

This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus! 

This role is right for you if:

  • You have proven success at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation and heightened brand awareness
  • You have successfully recruited, managed, and coached volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals OR you can effectively assimilate our custom training on peer-to-peer fundraising and leverage your sales/relationship development background to recruit, manage, and coach volunteers to implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals
  • You have initiated and implemented a comprehensive volunteer recruitment strategy, including outreach initiatives, networking efforts, and targeted marketing campaigns, to build a robust volunteer base from the ground up, effectively engaging individuals passionate about our mission and vision.
  • You have managed or are capable of managing multiple volunteer-led mass-market events simultaneously that have resulted in revenue growth year over year
  • You are known as a convener and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment that has resulted in long-term community relationships
  • You are an enthusiastic networker who is excited to identify, recruit, and engage new companies and activity-based groups in your community.
  • You love a challenge and have achieved or surpassed designated revenue and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, and community partnerships
  • You have demonstrated success at prospecting, cultivating and stewarding event teams, sponsors and participants or related experience through sales.
  • You have excellent communication and organization skills and are comfortable with managing event budgets, training volunteers, working to set timelines and milestones and using data to affect positive outcomes
  • Able to execute a plan with the volunteer committee to recruit and retain past participants through implementing best practices and providing excellent customer services
  • Create unique, engaging community outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission, including community presentations, attending networking events, and corporate engagement opportunities
  • Capability to maintain year round relationships with National & Global team partners and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.

What you Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals OR 3 - 5 years successful experience of meeting sales targets
  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter, able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise and who will have different roles and responsibilities within fundraising programs with diplomacy
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion, coupled with the ability to work in a highly matrixed organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication and follow through
  • Proficient in delivering engaging presentations and speeches to diverse audiences, demonstrating confidence, clarity, and the ability to captivate and inspire large groups.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment..
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office products and social media, experience with, or ability to rapidly learn Luminate/ Convio software
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 60% 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. While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, and proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings, community events, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day events, and other supportive events like Kickoffs
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials

Title: Manager, Development

Position Location: Farmington, NM

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Grade: 105

Reports To: Director, 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.

The Alzheimer’s Association announced a landmark $100 million investment in research for 2023. This unparalleled commitment is illustrative of the momentum we are building in dementia research - our investments today will lead to breakthroughs tomorrow.

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 www.alz.org/jobs 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.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.

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