The mission of the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Founded in 1980, the Association operates out of its main office in Watertown, MA, with regional offices in Springfield, Worcester, and Raynham, MA, as well as Bedford and Lebanon, NH. The MA/NH Chapter is a founding chapter of the national Alzheimer's Association. General Statement of Responsibilities- Under the supervision of the Director of Special Events, the Development Specialist supervises volunteers and interns to support special event projects within the Development Department. During the periods of the Walk to End Alzheimer's, s/he provides support to constituent needs and logistical coordination. This is an opportunity for new professional to develop important fundraising and organizational skills in a growing environment.
Essential Job Functions
Oversee Walk to End Alzheimer's event logistics and activities, including: - Hiring, training and managing temporary staff to prepare walk materials and inventory for day of walk activities - Supporting annual walk conference/training for volunteers - Developing and monitoring walk expense budget and coordinate vendor participation in special events o Securing and coordinating chapter-wide food and beverage donations - Distributing chapter-wide walk marketing materials - Tracking sponsor benefits for all events and implementation of benefits
Supervise the work of volunteers, interns and temporary staff, assisting with Walk to End Alzheimer's, who typically handle such activities as mailing, material production, event inventory and management of participant and donor relations
Coordinate chapter-wide Very Important Fundraiser reception
Bachelor's Degree preferred
2 years related experience, preferably in development or administrative support
3 years experience with Microsoft Office applications
2 years experience with fundraising software, preferably Raiser's Edge and donor database applications Key Professional Attributes
Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to plan, implement and assess a course of action and delivery of results
Highly collaborative and team focused, as much of the delivery of results requires influencing other without "reporting -authority"
Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach
Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities
Effective supervision skills with the ability to recognize and correct performance