Job Description

Job Title: Senior Donor Relations Manager – Oklahoma Chapter

Location: Tulsa, OK 

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade: 7

Reports To: Executive 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 eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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 the last ten years in a row.  

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the implementation of the Tulsa Memory Gala and the Alliance of Women for Alzheimer’s Research and Education (AWARE)program to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment, donor engagement corporate development. 

Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial and participant goals through corporate and individual solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing visibility in the community. 

Based in Tulsa, OK, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory. 


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

  • Recruit and coach volunteer community leaders, resulting in the attainment of revenue goals and event implementation for the Tulsa Memory Gala and the AWARE luncheon. 
  • Manage the involvement of volunteers and committee members in the cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects.
  • Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners. 
  • Working in collaboration with the President/CEO, personally cultivate and solicit prospects, including foundation and corporate grants to fund events.
  • Oversee written corporate and foundation solicitations in relation to the Tulsa Gala and AWARE luncheon. 
  • Track receipt of pledges, payments, and expenses in collaboration with Finance Department. Oversee execution of appropriate donor acknowledgment and sponsor benefits.
  • Oversee all committee meetings, implementing event timelines and benchmarks.
  • Serve as primary liaison to Event Designer/Planner and all other event vendors, facilitating timelines, contracts, payment requests and other related tasks.
  • In collaboration with President/CEO, design and implement strategies for ongoing donor stewardship.
  • Report regularly to development team and Gala/AWARE committees via regular conference calls and in-person meetings.
  • Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents 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. 
  • Oversee and implement grants and grantwriting process on behalf of the chapter.
  • In collaboration with President/CEO, cultivate, steward and solicit donations via private foundations.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned. 
  • Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement. 


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience 
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals 
  • Preferred large event fundraising experience or equivalent sales background 
  • 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 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners 
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships 
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy 
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communications

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, extensive PTO, caregiver leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and generous 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.


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