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Special Events Manager (Gr KY & Sou IN)

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General Summary

 Special Events Manager  is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies across the 125 county Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana territory to meet revenue goals. This person will mobilize and manage staff and volunteers to produce Chapter's special events and fundraising initiatives according to our national timelines and best practices.

Essential Job Functions

  • Train and supervise Development Specialist responsible for event production.
  • Plan and execute multiple Walk to End Alzheimer's within the territory to include staff assignments, team captain/walker recruitment and retention; sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics.
  • Plan and execute all other special events including annual gala, with duties to include the recruitment and management of volunteer committees; cultivation and solicitation of sponsors; management of ticket sales; promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics.
  • Prepare and distribute communications to volunteers and donors - via email, print, and telephone - based on the Association's communications timeline and additional needs.
  • Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue.
  • Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events.
  • Provide support to overall fundraising operations of the territory to include: customer service to constituents; database mining and management; donor/sponsor/advocate relations and communications; management of vendor relations; etc.
  • Serve as chapter liaison by participating in community events throughout the 125 county territory and fielding questions and requests from the public.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5+ years work–related experience preferred in marketing, fundraising, nonprofit management or related field
  • Excellent computer and database skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, sales and marketing, volunteer management and development experience
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks

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Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

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

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message.

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




Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.