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Special Events Manager

Job Location

Fort Worth, TX

General Summary

Responsible for growing and sustaining revenue tied to chapter special event fundraisers, including direct management of major events and oversight of others. Position includes supervising staff, securing corporate sponsorship for key events and working extensively with volunteers.

Essential Job Functions

  • Directly manage and grow these major fundraisers: Annual dinner/auction ALZ Stars (wrap around event in conjunction with the Cowtown Marathon) New national signature event, "The Longest Day" (beginning FY15) Walk to End Alzheimer's (WTEA) - as needed for specific sites (8 Walks total chapterwide) <li>Supervise development staff (2 FTEs and 2 contracted positions) that manages major fundraisers and projects in the Fort Worth area: WTEA Golf Tournament Greatest Gift Catalog Ever Consult with regional staff on WTEA and other major fundraisers in their respective service areas, currently including the annual dinner/auction in Abilene and Reason to Hope events in Waco and Wichita Falls. Assist / oversee third party and volunteer-driven fundraising events as needed.
  • Responsibilities typically include budgeting, coordinating logistics, corporate and individual sponsorships, committee member recruitment and management, volunteer support, event collateral materials and other written materials, event publicity including social media and interfacing with media as needed. Staff Board Development Committee
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate has an outgoing and engaging personality and a self-starter approach, is a consummate relationship manager, and displays a keen interest in development work. She/he works well independently and in a team environment, is able to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  •  Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college and minimum of 4 years full time work experience in a paid, nonprofit fundraising position
  • Experience managing and monitoring budgets
  • Experience supervising paid employees
  • Outstanding interpersonal and diplomacy skills and proven success in relationship management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, self-initiator and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills including: Internet use, Microsoft Office programs, database management; experience using fundraising software applications a plus

Essential Requirements:

  • Ability to operate audiovisual equipment, computer workstation, dolly, fax machine, photocopier and telephone
  • Ability to move boxes and supplies up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to set up and tear down tables, chairs, stage, etc. as needed for special events


  • Must hold a valid driver's license, have a reliable vehicle available daily for work purposes and show current automobile insurance.
  • Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends as occasionally needed.
  • Must be willing to travel in and out of state for training or meetings as occasionally needed.
  • Must accept other duties, as assigned.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Must agree to have paycheck directly deposited.

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, North Central Texas
    2630 West Freeway
    Suite 100
    Fort Worth, TX 76102

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.




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