The Development Manager works with the Development Coordinator, Association staff and the Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee to champion the Association's mission and enhance the culture of diversity, advocacy and fund development. The Development Manager is primarily responsible for the success and growth of our signature fundraising event, the Walk to End Alzheimer's.This includes recruitment of volunteers, identifying and recruiting new teams, cultivating and growing current teams, securing and expanding corporate sponsorship, logistical arrangements, and the marketing and promotion of the event including media placement.
The Development Manager is responsible for leading the fundraising effort towards achieving the walk revenue goals.The position is also expected to raise local awareness of the Walk to End Alzheimer's through engagement in networking events, speaking opportunities, and community events.The Development Manager will build relationships in the community with the goal of growing revenue and participation at the Walk and other Chapter Special Events.
Essential Job Functions
Walk to End Alzheimer's:
Ensure Walk volunteer committee is recruited, trained and developed on the Chapter's timeline and utilizing best practices, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goal.Recruit and coordinate Walk volunteers' participation, pre-walk volunteer management and day of event volunteer management.
Work collaboratively with the committee in planning and implementation of the Walk. Including assisting with monthly committee meetings. Secures Walk Corporate Sponsorship, Team and Walker revenue.
Coordinate and oversee marketing efforts for Walk in collaboration with Development Staff (content for newsletter, brochures, website and participant mailings, fielding calls and inquiries from Media)
Cultivate and steward relationships with all walk related constituents.
Oversee communication plan throughout Walk pre & post season.
Experience with event production and management, volunteer development, public relations, and corporate sponsor cultivation and relations.
2-3 Years work experience in development, special events or sales & marketing with proven results and track record with positive outcomes desired.
Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy; work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
Ability to understand and work with budgets, multi-task and prioritize work and be detail-oriented.
Ability to travel occasionally throughout the Chapter Area with some overnight and weekend travel required.
Excellent verbal, written, communication, customer service, professional and organizational skills.
Self-starter, able to work independently, self-manage, problem-solve and excellent time management skills.
Ability to work on a team and develop relationships in the community.
Strong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with clients.
Deadline Date for applications: June 20, 2013 (no phone calls please)