Manager of Relationship Events
Manager of Relationship Events – Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter
Location: Dallas, TX
Work Hours: Full-time
Reports To: Development Director
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 Manager of Relationship Events will lead strategy, development and implementation of Chapter relationship events including the annual Event To Remember Gala and Reason to Hope program. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding volunteers and donors to ensure the success of the Association’s fundraising efforts.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
IGNITE An Event To Remember Dinner & Auction:
- Develop and manage alongside the Development Director, the annual plan, budget, strategic planning and implementation of the Chapter’s annual Dinner & Auction
- Recruit gala committee members, manage the gala committee as the staff lead and work with volunteers to achieve attendance and fundraising goals
- Lead the event sponsorship efforts and fundraising strategies by working collaboratively with Executive Director, Development Director, committee, and volunteers by planning various wrap-around and cultivation events
- 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
Reason to Hope - Luncheons:
- Develop an annual plan and budget for the Dallas Chapter Reason For Hope luncheons in Collin County and East Texas markets.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward table hosts on an ongoing basis
- Recruit committee members, manage the committee as the staff lead and work with volunteers to achieve attendance and fundraising goals
- Lead all sponsorship efforts and fundraising strategies and work collaboratively with staff and volunteers to identify prospects and create proposals with Director of Development
- Manage all logistics and implementation of the Reason to Hope event as well as the ongoing donor follow-up process. Ensure that the event meets national standards
- Cultivate and steward relationships within the community to engage participation in volunteer activities, educational opportunities and events and to encourage their personal financial support, group fundraising and advocacy participation
- Provide assistance and support to other Association special events and donor relations activities as needed
- Assist the department’s other Constituent Events (The Longest Day) as needed in a support capacity during its implementation/execution season.
- Work with cross functional team members to insure inclusion of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s 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 for all marketing and event standards
- Work with the Executive Director, Development Director and Director of Communications - Texas to develop and ensure Association branding and messaging are consistent for all events responsible for
- Work with the Executive Director, Director of Development, committee members, and other development staff to create long-term, beneficial relationships with those who attend and/or support the events
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Three years of experience in relationship development, fundraising, volunteer engagement and event planning
- Must be able to lead, motivate, train and work comfortably with volunteers
- Able to organize material and information so it is accessible and user-friendly
- Flexible, creative, resourceful and independent
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Comfortable soliciting gifts of $10,000 or more
- Excellent project management and problem-solving skills; willing to take initiative and work autonomously
- Ability to sell the Chapter’s mission, programs and services to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual donors and volunteers
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
- Ability to memorize, diagnose and solve problems
- 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 operate a motor vehicle. Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and insurance
- Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs. bend and stoop
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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
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.