Job Description

As the Specialist, Relationship Events, you will join an incredible organization that executes the country’s most exclusive, entertaining and mission focused relationship events (galas).

The Specialist, Relationship Events will assist with research, planning, developing collateral materials, sponsorship solicitations, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, and on-site event execution. This position will touch many different parts of the Alzheimer’s Association and is perfect for someone early in their nonprofit career looking for long-term growth opportunities at one of the leading nonprofits in the country.


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

  • Work collaboratively with team on development of high-level donor presentations and other solicitation materials.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive gala communication and stewardship plan for events in portfolio.
  • Serve as department point person for internal and external web pages to ensure up-to-date event information.
  • Oversee gift acknowledgement process for department to ensure accuracy and fulfillment in coordination with development leads, donor services and finance.
  • Support volunteer recruitment and management efforts and on-site event execution as needed
  • Provide event activation and stewardship support to the team with assigned event portfolio
  • Serve as a creative resource in identifying and developing new methods of event donor communications, i.e. web pages, digital collateral materials, social media, and sponsorship solicitations.
  • Manage adherence to Association branding standards and how it is reflected in all internal and external communications.
  • Other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, affinity for relationship building
  • Ability to manage complex projects with multiple and competing deadlines; exceptional written and verbal communication with attention to detail; strong work ethic and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as fully engage in a culture where team collaboration is highly valued
  • An interest in building a career in events and fundraising!
  • Superior organization, communications, analytical, and logistical skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Suite, and Database Management Software and willingness to learn new programs to advance the position
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years of related nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Experience in event fundraising highly preferred

Job Title: Specialist, Relationship Events

Position Location: Chicago, IL or NYC, NY - Hybrid (Home Office)

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Position Grade: 505, estimated salary range $50,000-$60,000

Reports To: Director, Relationship Events

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.

Application Instructions

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