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Special Events Coordinator (Greater WI)

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General Summary

Our Greater WI National Chapter seeks an Event Coordinator who will be accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies across a Wisconsin service territory to meet revenue goals.

S/he will mobilize and manage volunteers, execute multiple Walk to End Alzheimer's, and plan and execute other special events and fundraising initiatives according to timelines and best practices. S/he 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 will be based in Neenah or Green Bay. Travel throughout Northeast Wisconsin is required.


Essential Job Functions

Chapter Services:

  • Serve as Walk to End Alzheimer's staff lead with Walk to End Alzheimer's committees in designated service territory.
  • Serve as staff lead on fundraising events.
  • Actively recruit, train, and support volunteers to carry out priority activities in support of the full mission in designated territory.
  • Represent Chapter at public events, conferences and media events as assigned.
  • Actively participate in professional networking opportunities in the community that raise chapter awareness.
  • 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.

Fund Development/Fundraising:

  • Work with Development Director to identify local fundraising events incorporating outreach, advocacy, and fundraising.
  • Provide oversight and management of Walk to End Alzheimer's efforts including committee design and volunteer empowerment. Design and delegate Walk to End Alzheimer's related activities, sponsorship recruitment and events; attendance at Walk to End Alzheimer's including coordination of outreach efforts and advocacy.
  • Execute overall plan for multiple Walk to End Alzheimer's within the territory to include 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 as assigned with duties to include volunteer recruitment and management; cultivation and solicitation of sponsors and all event logistics.
  • Adhere to all branding and marketing efforts as outlined by the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Research and provide input to program service grants and alternative funding opportunities.

Advocate Effectively on Behalf of Those We Serve:

  • 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.

Develop and Support Effective Leaders:

  • Responsible for recruitment, training, supervision and coaching of volunteers in support of the full mission.
  • Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue.

Meet Fiduciary and Legal Responsibilities:

  • Work with Chapter Leadership Team on creating event-level budgets, negotiate essential fees and stipends for speakers, volunteers and community partners.
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.
  • Review and monitor revenue accounting and reporting systems in a timely manner.
  • Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events. 

Ensure Ethical Behaviors and Decisions:

  • Responsible for ensuring that donor directions are met and that all Association activities meet the highest ethical standards.
  • Maintain appropriate records, reports and documentation assigned.
  • Participate in all staff, team, committee and other internal and external meetings as requested.
  • Participate in conferences and training as requested.

Maximize Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Work effectively with groups and individuals from diverse groups.
  • Ensure that all are invited to support the Association and its work.
  • Contribute to creating a work environment that supports teamwork, collaboration and cooperation between volunteers, staff and departments.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline.
  • 3+ years experience in a non-profit organization, planning and coordinating fundraising events.  Proven track record of strong special event fundraising performance with year over year growth.
  • 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. In addition, able to respond quickly and effectively to volunteers, constituents and staff requests.
  • Experience managing budgets preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience with social media programs and fundraising applications, preferably Blackbaud, Kintera, Convio.
  • Able to manage projects independently and report outcomes effectively.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends, especially during Walk and other peak times.
  • Able to travel as needed and work under stress.
  • Displays a high level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.
  • Ability and commitment to support and effectively promote the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Must have interest in and/or willingness to develop working knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and its impact on diagnosed individuals, families, and caregivers.
  • Must have valid driver's license, access to a reliable personal vehicle and proof of insurance.


Click here to apply online (preferred method):

  • by email:
  • by mail:
    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.