Special Events Coordinator
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Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. 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. With our network of more than 75 chapters, 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 the implementation of Special Events (The Longest Day®, RivAlz®) to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. The Longest Day® is the Association’s second signature event, bringing together participants from across the world to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice. Alzheimer's Association RivALZ® is a volunteer-driven event that engages young professionals in friendly but fierce flag football games around the country. Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing event-brand awareness and visibility in the community. Based in Phoenix, AZ, this position requires frequent travel within the Region and occasional travel throughout the Chapter.
This position plans, implements and provides oversight and support for all special events, in keeping with the Chapter’s vision, mission, and goals. The purpose of these events is to increase community awareness and generate resources to support programs and services. Events include, but are not limited to: The Longest Day®, RivALZ®, A Love Not Forgotten Gala, Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, Wine To Remember / Reason to Hope and third party fundraisers. Volunteer coordination responsibilities include the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers both for events and other regional needs. This position requires significant collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, organizations and the community at-large to achieve goals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
?Responsible for recruitment of volunteer community leaders and training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of event goals.
?Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners.
?Responsible for overall Special Event (RivALZ®, The Longest Day®) volunteer committee development, team recruitment and retention strategies, budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation.
?Maintain an organizational climate that attracts, motivates, supports, and retains high quality volunteers. Serve as a team leader for event-specific volunteer recruitment, orientation, tracking, and recognition activities. Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Special Event teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve development goals.
?Execute plan for maximizing event participation to achieve revenue goals by retaining existing participants, attracting new ones from all sectors of the community and by providing fundraising guidance and support.
?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.
?Foster appropriate communication and positive relationships between the Chapter, staff, volunteers and the community.
?Follow all Chapter data-entry and donation processing guidelines to ensure appropriate, timely recognition and cultivation of sponsors and donors.
?Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
?3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals
?Preferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background
?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
?Strong computer skills, proficient with Google Apps, Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with databases, and ability to rapidly learn new software; experience with Luminate/Convio software is preferred
?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. 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
Job Reference #: 3786