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Associate Director, The Longest Day

Job Location

Constituent Relations, IL

General Summary

This position will lead the planning and implementation of The Longest Day, the new annual global event to raise awareness and funds.

Essential Job Functions

  • Serve as primary Alzheimer's Association lead for this global event.
  • Establish, in conjunction with department director, goals and benchmarks for event.
  • Create and manage project plan.
  • Manage all 3rd party vendor relationships and drive project deliverables on time to meet goals including components such as online/digital experience, participant fundraising tools, marketing materials and fulfillment merchandise.
  • Serve as primary business lead to internal stakeholders including marketing & communications, e-Strategy, public relations, IT, and others.
  • Develop, manage and monitor event budgets, placing an emphasis on growing revenue while reducing expenses.
  • Oversee acquisition strategy and implementation to achieve participant recruitment goals.
  • Manage participant coaching staff & participate in as-determined direct coaching for participants.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Initiatives and Sponsorship teams to identify sponsorship and corporate participation opportunities.
  • Participate in evaluation, strategy, and decision-making for event growth.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's degree - marketing or business preferred
• Minimum of 3-5 years work-related experience preferred in event fundraising, marketing, product management or other similar industry.
• Minimum of 3-5 years experience leading projects
• Experience with Convio or Blackbaud a plus.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent teamwork skills
• Excellent project management skills.
• Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

Click Here to Apply Online (Preferred Method)

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.