Job Description

Are you looking to be part of a team of talented and highly motivated colleagues and volunteers working together to end Alzheimer’s? Are you skilled at fundraising and volunteer engagement/management? Do you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, inspiring, and rewarding work environment? If so, the Alzheimer's Association has a great opportunity for an experienced Special Events and Development Manager. 

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association 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. For the ninth consecutive year, we are recognized as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work for by The Non-Profit Times. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the largest signature fundraising event of the Alzheimer’s Association, ranking third among all mass-market peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns in the United States.  

This position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week, located in the San Jose, California office and reports to the Bay Area Director of Walk.

This position will manage implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer's® through volunteer recruitment, engagement and corporate development.

Reporting to the Bay Area Director of Walk, the Special Events Manager is responsible for fund raising that will play a key role in achieving budgetary and strategic goals as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter’s strategic plan. As a member a large and comprehensive development team, this position is responsible for the growth and development of the Chapter’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Silicon Valley, which consistently raises over $1.3 million dollars annually, ranking as the third largest Walk in the Nation.

This position will manage development and implementation of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s through volunteer engagement and corporate development. This position will achieve success by building a robust volunteer base, managing individual participants to raise awareness of the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and meet and exceed financial goals. The majority of performance is based on volunteer management and development, as well as revenue generation.


* Utilize creative market building strategies such as cold calling, active community networking, social media and the ability to leverage volunteers’ connections and spheres of influence to prospect, cultivate and manage new accounts
* Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities
* Facilitate smooth integration of the Association’s best practices, standards and guidelines.
* Maintain relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round and ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
* Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing related to the Silicon Valley Walk.
* Manage the Walk websites and all related setup, reports and information.
* Promote employee 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.
* Assure compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
* Other assignments as requested by the Bay Area Director of Walk.

* Bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant work experience from an accredited college or university.
* Minimum 3 years’ demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment preferred.
* Creative, proactive, strategic, detail-oriented and consistent with strong commitment to excellence, quality timeliness, efficiency and effectiveness.
* Ability to work under pressure.
* Critical and strategic thinker with strong time management skills, as well as a professional and courteous demeanor and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and mature judgment. Ability to act with discretion in all matters. 
* Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships.
* Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar campaigns.
* Ability to sell the Chapter’s programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers.
* Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy. 
* Excellent organizational skills; professional customer service skills with visitors, callers and volunteers. 
* Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Google Suite and Team approach and/or other donor databases.
* Ability to learn Convio/Luminate database.
* Understanding of database management, gift processing, and donor relations.
* Ability to place and execute events and programs, and measure their impact.
* Experience developing, measuring and reporting strategies, performance metrics and budgets.
* Familiarity with and connected within Silicon Valley/Bay Area business community. 
* Access to reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance required. A DMV check is required for this position.
* Ability and willingness to travel as required to meet the needs of the job. 
* Ability to carry up to 25 pound of equipment and supplies.

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