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Event Coordinator (WA)

Job Location

Seattle, WA

General Summary

The Event Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting the Event Manager in the planning, execution, and evaluation of Chapter special events, including the Walk to End Alzheimer's and the Reason to Hope Breakfasts, and facilitation of approved third-party events benefitting the Chapter and the Association.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for planning, execution, and evaluation of all Chapter special events including the Walk to End Alzheimer's and the Reason to Hope events

    -Work with Event Manager and Director of Development to strategically develop, manage, and grow Chapter fundraising events, and to determine goals and budgets for events

    -Work with Event Manager and Director of Marketing and Communications to promote events

    -Serve as primary staff liaison to event planning committees

    -Recruit, train and manage event volunteers; effectively communicate responsibilities and expectations to volunteers (and staff) to ensure that they are effectively utilized

    -Achieve growth in events by following established models, motivating staff and volunteers, and creating strategies to increase participation and revenues

    -Solicit sponsorships and in-kind donations for events

    -Meet or exceed budget projections for events

    -Negotiate contracts with outside vendors; organize logistics and decor; design and produce event collateral
  • Responsible for facilitation of approved fundraising and third-party events benefitting the Chapter and the Association

    -Ensure compliance with established Association policies, guidelines, and standards for fundraising and third-party events

    -Ensure that all terms of third-party agreements are met by both the third party and the Chapter

    -Serve as primary staff liaison to contacts for approved third-party events

    -Engage Chapter staff and volunteers as appropriate to support third-party events
  • Responsible for community outreach

    -Informally advocate for those we serve and the services offered by the Chapter

    -Make presentations and provide information  to community partners on the programs and services we provide

    -Support and participate in formal advocacy and public policy activities as requested

    -Represent the Chapter at public events, conferences, and media events as needed

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial; self-starting; able to network and successfully develop and maintain individual connections and organizational partnerships in Walk and RTH communities; highly organized and an effective multi-tasker; results-driven; and able to represent the Chapter in a professional, effective manner.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years experience in a non-profit organization planning and coordinating fundraising events is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to present with poise, confidence, and professionalism to diverse constituencies
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship- and team-building skills
  • Able to train, guide, and motivate volunteers to achieve objectives
  • Must be business-minded, evidence-based, and mission-driven
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and donor database management software
  • Able to manage projects independently and report outcomes effectively
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Able to travel as needed (extensive)
  • Able to work under stress and be flexible where there are high expectations for meeting tight deadlines and for producing work that is accurate
  • Displays a high level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative
  • Must have interest in and/or willingness to develop working knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and its impact on diagnosed individuals, families, and caregivers

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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

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