Manager, Special Events
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Reporting to the VP Development, the Manager, Special Events is responsible for the implementation and execution of Chapter special events including The Longest Day, a Walk to End Alzheimer’s and other third-party events. This position is responsible for leading the strategy, planning and execution of these special events and will oversee the program for the Miami Valley Chapter and work in partnership with field staff in remote offices to ensure successful execution of fundraising efforts.
Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial goals through team and individual fundraising, on-going new leads generation, recruitment, and cultivation, volunteer recruitment for committee leadership roles, and year-round communication, coaching, and stewardship of volunteers and Team Captains. Based in Dayton, OH, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Longest Day: As the lead of the event
?Responsible for the Chapter’s revenue and expense goals related to The Longest Day.
?Develop and execute a comprehensive plan for The Longest Day that includes new leads growth, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, and marketing/PR outreach efforts in collaboration with the marketing team.
?Generate new teams growth by utilizing, adapting and creating successful sales/recruitment strategies to expand The Longest Day program throughout Chapter area.
?Create and adapt networking and outreach efforts to identify and recruit new prospects, convert prospects into fundraising teams, and develop and maintain robust, year-round prospect pipeline.
?Create, adapt and implement successful coaching tools and strategies to grow and support The Longest Day teams as successful fundraisers.
?Develop proposals and make large asks, develop pitches, make cold calls, build successful relationships quickly, and work with large corporations and other partners.
?Develop internal structures, processes and tools to recruit, train and support Volunteer Committee in their recruitment and coaching responsibilities.
?Cultivate a pipeline of volunteer leadership for succession planning.
?Assure Chapter compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
?Responsible for other duties as assigned.
?Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s: As a part of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s team
?Responsible for achieving established revenue targets and maintaining expense budgets for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s events assigned with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget for the assigned WTEA.
?Responsible for reaching financial, participant and team goals for designated Walk through effective volunteer management to support overall chapter Walk to End Alzheimer's goal.
?Develop resources needed to build chapter's capacity by identifying individual donors, teams, fundraisers, corporate partners and third-party "wraparound" fundraisers.
?Focus and support volunteer committees on best practices around team and corporate sponsorship recruitment, team cultivation/retention, team fundraising, and corporate fundraising.
?Grow corporate sponsorship partnerships to achieve overall Walk corporate revenue goals.
?Build relationships with team captains through the Walk volunteer planning committee to ensure growth in fundraising and walkers.
?Increase chapter and Walk-brand visibility through community development by implementing created strategies of outreach & fund development plans. Seek and identify key community influencers and promotional partners who will assist in building chapter and Walk presence in the community.
?Build connections with target professionals and families through participation in appropriate events to reach corporate supporters, and individuals with dementia and their families (networking opportunities, speaking engagements, health fairs, public appearances, etc.).
?Support the success of third party events; specifically Young’s Jersey Dairy bike ride through a partnership with the event lead.
?Promote and support delivery of education sessions in local corporations in the community to generate awareness for our cause; to reach out to others; to give back to the corporate sector; and to open new doors for sponsorship opportunities.
?Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development.
?Assure compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
?Record donor actions in donor database in a timely fashion.
?Abides by the ethical standards approved by the Alzheimer’s Association, Better Business Bureau and Association of Fundraising Professionals.
?Make referrals to core chapter services based on professional assessment of need; periodically provide information and referral to appropriate chapter services.
?Attend all appropriate meetings, including full staff meetings or any other meetings deemed necessary.
?Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and other networking events.
?Work with Communications Director to maximize media opportunities in each region.
?Other assignments as requested.
?Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
?Three years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment preferred.
?Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout
?Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships.
?Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar programs.
?Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of local and regional events preferred.
?Ability to sell the Chapter’s programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers.
?Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy.
?Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
?Ability to travel regularly throughout the Chapter area with some evening, weekend, and overnight travel required.
?Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
?Ability to work on a team and develop relationships in the community.
?Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials
?Ability to make frequent trips to other locations for meetings, events, etc. via auto and sometimes air; Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance
?Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
?Excellent organizational skills; professional customer service skills with visitors, callers and volunteers.
?Outgoing, positive, engaging and enthusiastic.
?Self-starter, able to work independently and problem solve.
?Strong ability to self-manage with significant strength in time management.
?Strong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with clients.
?Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary