Job Description

The Senior Manager of Relationship Events is responsible for the implementation of key Illinois Chapter events and managing volunteer groups to meet or exceed the budgeted goal through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. This position will be responsible for managing all components of Illinois Women Conquer ALZ (IWCA), the Junior Board, Paint the Night Purple, Power of Purple Luncheon and Memory Rock as well as assisting with the growth and management of other corporate development initiatives per the discretion of the Director of Grants and Strategic Partnerships. 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 Illinois Chapter’s Director of Grants and Strategic Partnerships.  It is based in the Chicago, Illinois office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of Illinois Women Conquer ALZ and the Illinois Chapter Junior Board and their events and activities including coordinating committee meetings and programs, communications and membership support
  • Responsible for all aspects of Memory Rock, Paint the Night Purple and the Power of Purple Luncheon and their 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 event 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
  • 5 years of proven experience in corporate fundraising and relationship building, recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop relationships and partnerships
  • 5 years of experience in special events required with proven success in, special event fundraising or related activities; strong volunteer management experience essential

Knowledge, Skills & 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
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30-40% 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 and willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings and wraparound events
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office products and social media

Title:  Senior Manager, Relationship Events

Position Location: Chicago, Illinois

Full time, based on 37.5 hours per week minimum

Position Grade: 306

Reports To:  Director of Grants and Strategic Partnerships

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.

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