Job Description

The Manager, Relationship Events will lead strategy, development and implementation of Chapter relationship events in the Siouxland area. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding volunteers and donors to ensure the success of the Association’s fundraising efforts. The current premier relationship event in the Siouxland area is Wine & Chocolate.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Wine & Chocolate:

  • Develop and manage the annual plan, budget, strategic planning and implementation of the chapter’s annual Wine & Chocolate Events
  • Recruit committee members, manage the committee as the staff lead and work with volunteers to achieve attendance and fundraising goals
  • Lead the sponsorship effort and fundraising strategies and work in conjunction with staff and volunteers to identify prospects, create proposals, fulfill benefits and steward sponsors year-round by planning various wrap-around and cultivation events
  • Work with the Executive Director, Board members, Director of Events, committee members, and other development staff to create long-term, beneficial relationships with those who attend and/or support Wine & Chocolate
  • Work with the Executive Director, Director of Events, and Communications Director to develop and ensure Association branding and messaging of Wine & Chocolate fund-a-service, printed materials, videos, and other program elements


  • Cultivate and steward relationships with assigned current and potential donors and volunteers to secure volunteer service, event participation and/or financial support
  • Provide assistance and support to other Association special events and donor relations activities as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Events


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-5 years of experience in relationship development, fundraising and event planning

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
  • Ability to 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
  • Flexible, creative, resourceful and independent
  • Excellent project management skills
  • 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
  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Ability and willingness to travel 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 valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs, bend and stoop

Location Sioux City, IA

Full time of Part time: Full Time

Grade: 105

Reports To: Director of Events

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 to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work every year since 2010!

What the Alzheimer’s Association offers:

The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Non-Profit Times each year since 2010, recognizing our visionary and dynamic leadership, collaborative culture, competitive compensation, generous benefits and mission-driven atmosphere. In addition, we offer a hybrid work environment with some flexibility in schedules, as well as excellent training on peer to peer fundraising techniques.

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.

Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we are relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 70 chapters across the country, we are advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.

It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.

 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.


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