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Special Events Coordinator (Chippewa Falls /La Crosse WI)

Job Location

Chippewa Falls, WI

General Summary

Reporting to the Development and Marketing Director, the Special Events Coordinator is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies across a Wisconsin service territory to meet revenue goals. This person will also conduct community outreach which includes presenting to service groups, representing the Association at health fairs and engaging in other outreach as required.

This position can be based in Chippewa Falls or La Crosse. Travel is required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Execute overall plan for all Walk to End Alzheimer's in the territory to include team captain/walker recruitment and retention; sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics.

  • Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue through the fundraising events.

  • Actively participate and represent Chapter at public events, conferences and media events as assigned.

  • Work with Development Directors to identify, plan and execute local fundraising events incorporating outreach, advocacy, and fundraising.

  • Prepare and distribute communications to volunteers and donors - via email, print and telephone - based on the Association's communications timeline and additional needs.

  • Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events.

  • Build understanding for the Alzheimer's Association, its research, advocacy and programs and services in all communications with constituents.

  • Network with other area agencies, groups, organizations and health care providers to increase awareness of the disease, chapter services and assistance to individuals and their families in designated territory.

  • Assist in promotion and communication of Advocacy and Public Policy initiatives throughout the state.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • At least 1+ related experience, with demonstrated staff management capabilities and project management abilities.

  • Proven track record of strong special event fundraising performance.

  • Experience managing budgets, as well as solid marketing, public speaking and presentation skills.

  • Self-starter with outstanding verbal and written communications skills.

  • Ability to support and articulately promote the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.   Experience with fundraising applications, preferably Blackbaud, Kintera, Convio and other social media programs

  • Ability and willingness for frequent travel across Chapter territory.

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

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




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.