Job Description

The Manager of Relationship Events is responsible for the implementation of the An Event To Remember Gala and its wrap around event(s) to meet or exceed the budgeted goal through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. This position will be responsible for the An Event To Remember Gala event as well as assisting with the growth and management of other corporate development initiatives per the discretion of the Vice President of Development. Measurable outcomes for this position include; driving volunteer and corporate engagement and revenue growth as identified in the strategic plan. This is a full-time position that reports to the Chapter’s Vice President of Development, and is based in the Dallas Chapter office.

This position is eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus!


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

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Chapter’s Gala and wrap around event(s)
  • Responsible for high level volunteer recruitment, training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue and volunteer engagement goals
  • Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners
  • Responsible for managing all financial aspects of the sponsor and donor fulfillment.
  • Prospect, cultivate and steward Gala sponsors and donors to achieve development goals through volunteer networks
  • Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors, donors and volunteers to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
  • Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities
  • Ensure Alzheimer Association’s standards are being followed
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned
  • Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of experience in relationship development, corporate fundraising,. event planning
  • Three years of experience in galas/special events required with proven success in, special event fundraising or related activities; strong volunteer management experience essential

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Goal and detailed oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), and presentation skills
  • Adaptive and flexible with an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands
  • Ability to take initiative, and to work independently as well as in a team
  • Must be able to lead, motivate, train and work comfortably with volunteers
  • Team player - ability to partner internally and externally and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to organize material and information so it is accessible and user-friendly
  • Flexible, creative, resourceful and independent
  • Ability to sell the Chapter’s mission, programs and services to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual donors and volunteers
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to work on evenings and weekends as needed for the job
  • Must possess access valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, proof of insurance and good driving record
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the assigned territory as needed
  • Ability to occasionally bend, stoop, and lift 25 lbs.

Position Location:
Dallas, TX

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week minimum

Position Grade: 205 exempt

Reports To: Vice President, 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.

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 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.

Application Instructions

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