The Special Events Manager is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies across the 51 county territory of the Eastern North Carolina region. 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 Special Events Coordinator(s)/Development Specialist(s) responsible for event production.
Build understanding for the Alzheimer's Association, its research, programs and services in all communications with current and potential and current volunteers and donors.
Serve as Communications Liasion for the chapter by coordinating the media, including press releases, e-news and website submissions for the chapter.
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 51 county territory and fielding questions and requests from the public.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
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
5+ years work-related experience preferred in marketing, fundraising, sales, non-profit management or related field.
Prior experience in strategic planning and budget development preferred.
Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required.