Job Description

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We’re the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the estimated 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, we are the brains behind saving yours®.  Many of us who work for the Alzheimer's Association have some connection with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. It's what drives us to make the extra effort in the daunting task of modifying a disease that currently has no cure. With 78 million baby boomers entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer’s, we need passionate, hardworking people committed to helping the Association meet the increasing demand for care and support and fund vital Alzheimer’s research.

Why join us? We have been recognized as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times seven consecutive years.

Reporting to the Events Director, the Special Events Coordinator 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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Longest Day: As the lead of the event
  • Develop, recruit and train a volunteer team task force in accordance with implementation plan and best practices of The Longest Day.
  • Engages trains and manages relationships with community-based leadership volunteers (either chapter-wide or regionally based) to develop and execute a local recruitment, cultivation and retention plan for new and veteran teams.
  • Manage committee meetings, including monitoring activities, planning agendas, and recording and distributing minutes.
  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines for successful event execution.
  • Ensures ongoing mission education for volunteer team task force members.
  • Utilizes available resources to maximize event results and participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association for The Longest Day.

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.). 

Additional Responsibilities: 
  • 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.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships. 
  • Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar programs. 
  • Ability to sell the Chapter’s programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of local and regional events preferred.
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills; professional customer service skills with visitors, callers and volunteers.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work on a team and develop relationships in the community.
  • Strong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with clients.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of Google Apps for Business

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