Manager, The Longest Day
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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’re 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 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.
This position is responsible for leading the strategy, planning and execution of The Longest Day program, the Chapter’s second-largest mass-market signature event, and the local Sunland Derby Gala to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. This Manager will oversee these programs for the El Paso area and work in partnership with field staff in remote offices to ensure the 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 El Paso, Texas, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.
Essential DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
?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 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.
?Responsible for overall Sunland Derby Gala volunteer committee development, budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation with a focus on cultivating sponsors and attendees to achieve development goals.
?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 Committees 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.
?Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
?5 years successful track record in sales or equivalent recruitment roles
?Preferred experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals
?Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter with proven experience in managing simultaneous projects & events
?Superior motivator and communicator (written and verbal) with the ability to encourage others to maximize potential and achieve organization goals
?Demonstrated management skills, including the ability set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, develop work processes and supervise professionals
?Demonstrated ability to work independently, self-motivate, and provide consistent, collaborative communication with leadership
?Demonstrated ability to form and develop individual donor & corporate relationships and partnerships
?Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
?Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil 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 and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
?Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials
?Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Team Approach/Convio software