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Constituent Events Manager
at Alzheimer's Association
This position will manage the development and implementation of The Longest Day Fundraising (DIY events) in New York City and specific Walk to End Alzheimer’s® efforts through volunteer recruitment and engagement, individual and team fundraising, corporate sponsorship, and wrap-around events and activities. This position reports to the Director of Development and is based in New York City, NY.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for achieving current revenue targets and expense budgets for Chapter’s The Longest Day fundraising and Walk to End Alzheimer’s events with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
- Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan for both The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics.
- Develop community contacts to recruit high-level volunteer leadership for The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee and garner community support. Responsible for ensuring the two events have high-level leadership volunteers in place and train, coach and develop leadership volunteers to reach goals.
- Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve the development goals.
- Ensure Longest Day and Walk volunteer committees are recruited, trained and developed on the National The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s timeline and utilizing best practices, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals.
- Ensure smooth integration of the National Association’s best practices, standards and guidelines.
- 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.
- Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing related to the The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
- Manage The Longest Day and Walk websites and all related setup, reports and information.
- 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 The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams.
- Collaborates with other key departments to ensure cross promotion, and support of, organizational goals and/or messages.
- Monitors activities to identify trends and best practices; measures impact of specific actions; identifies and addresses issues as they arise and adjusts plans as required.
- Utilizes available resources to maximize event results and participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association for The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s.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 Director of Special Events
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least 3 years of experience in a nonprofit development/fundraising setting.
- Previous experience recruiting and leading volunteer committees.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
- Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment.
- Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Ability to sell the Association’s programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers.
- Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of large 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 occasionally throughout the area with some overnight and weekend travel required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills; professional customer service skills with visitors, callers and volunteersAbility 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.
- Willingness to work some evenings and weekendsAbility to work on a team and develop relationships in the community.
- Detail-oriented, efficient, and able to multi-task.
- Strong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with clients.
- Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout.
- Raiser’s Edge and/or other databases.
- Previous experience with Convio preferred.