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The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter is accepting resumes for the following positions:   



Constituent Events Coordinator


Full time

Reports To:   
Chief Development Officer

Supervises:   None

Date Last Reviewed: January 2016

Position Summary:
This position will manage development and implementation of specific Chapter constituent fundraising events (specifically, The Longest Day, Houston Marathon, assisting with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s) and serve as a liaison between the Chapter and donors, volunteers, event participants and sponsors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the successful implementation and achievement of fundraising goals for the Association’s second signature event, The Longest Day
• Serve as staff partner and relationship manager for leadership volunteers:  recruiting, supporting and coaching a volunteer Team Task Force to develop and execute a local recruitment, cultivation and retention plan for new and veteran Longest Day teams
• Work with volunteer Task Force to develop Longest Day goals,  create and execute stewardship plans 
• Monitor activities to identify trends and best practices; measure impact of specific actions and to identify and address issues as they arise
• Participate in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association for The Longest Day
• Ensure inclusion of The Longest Day within Chapter promotional/communications channels including email, social media, chapter website, e-News; public relations and local marketing efforts.

Volunteer Relationship Management:
• Maintain positive relationships with all volunteers assisting with The Longest Day
• Ensure volunteer leaders are continually educated about the mission of the organization and progress being made
• Actively recruit and engage volunteer Team Task Force members
• Assist in the interviewing and hiring of special events interns, and provide opportunities for them to have a meaningful learning experience and adequate responsibility as it relates to events
• Create and maintain budgets and an annual plan for Chapter constituent events
• Work with development staff to ensure that event information is included in the Chapter’s database

Qualifications:
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
• At least two years of experience in a nonprofit development/fundraising setting
• Previous experience recruiting and leading volunteer committees
• High level of enthusiasm and a positive attitude
• Must be able to lead, motivate and work comfortably with others
• Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment
• Professional success with a walk, ride or run fundraising event preferred
• Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred

Equipment / Software:
The Constituent Events Coordinator will be expected to be proficient with:
• Personal computer
• Multi-line telephone, Conference phone
• Photocopier, Fax machine
• Microsoft Suite and Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout
• Convio and/or other donor databases preferred

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Ability to memorize, diagnose and solve problems
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor
• Ability to work under stress and successfully handle several projects at once
• Ability to make frequent trips to other locations for meetings, events, etc. via auto and air; ability to operate a motor vehicle; must possess a valid driver’s license
• Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary
• Ability to sit for long periods of time and move about to retrieve files

Other:
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must have valid Texas Driver’s License

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the job holder. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer’s Association. 
 

SUBMIT RESUMES TO:  Please send your resume, cover letter, salary history and one page writing sample to Alexis Eaton at aeaton@alz.org with the position title as the subject line.


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Regional Outreach Coordinator, 3 Positions available: Beaumont, East Texas, and The Woodlands   


Full time

Reports To:   
Outreach Director

Supervises:   None

Date Last Reviewed: April 2016

Position Purpose:
To build concern and awareness about Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association. Connect clients with the program & services offered by the Association through our Common Program Plan, engage the community in raising the revenue to fuel our work, and increase government support on the national and state level for increased research, services and support for people with dementia.

Essential Job Functions:
• Identify, recruit, train, and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern, awareness and support for PWD and their families. Includes speaker’s bureau volunteers, support group leaders, advocates and ambassadors, interns and general volunteers.
• Develops strategies to market and promote Chapter services, programs, and fundraising events.
• Serve as community liaison by participating in community events, serving as local spokesperson, and building collaborative efforts with other organizations to achieve strategic goals, including but not limited to early stage engagement and physician/health care practitioner outreach.
• Serve as local point of contact for information, referral and support for people with dementia, their caregivers and healthcare providers.
• Input data in national Personify database including entry of program offerings, attendance/demographic information and evaluation data and contact center follow up reports and entry.
• Recruit members for The Longest Day (TLD) volunteer taskforce.
• Recruit and engage TLD team captains.
• Recruit and support Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteer committee for at minimum one community Walk to End Alzheimer's.
• Recruit and engage Reason to Hope table captains.
• Follow timeline and best practices as outlined by the Chapter's Outreach Director as well as national timeline and best practices to assure participant and revenue goals.
• Work with a portfolio of corporate prospects to move them through the solicitation cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, renewal).
• Direct the stewardship process making sure corporate sponsors and supporters receive the benefits associated with their level of support and are properly acknowledged.
• Work with committee members to secure multiple event sponsorships.
• Support advocacy efforts of the Chapter in conjunction with Chapter Public Policy team
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required. Three to five years experience in community outreach, volunteer engagement, sales and/or fundraising preferred.

Knowledge and Skills: This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and strong volunteer engagement skills.

• Experience executing projects to reach and exceed ambitious goals
• Ability to take initiative, set priorities, work independently, and manage multiple tasks
• Interest and ease with working with corporations and constituents
• High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to provide excellent customer service by picking up incoming calls and responding to emails in a timely fashion. All staff is responsible for quickly answering calls and emails as needed.
• Ability to function in a team-oriented environment as both a member of a team and a team leader
• Professional attitude and appearance
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Sense of humor and flexibility


Equipment Used:
• Personal Computer
• LCD projector/Laptop computer
• Telephone and conference call equipment
• Calculator
• Fax Machine
• Copier
• Audiovisual Equipment

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Good vision and hearing (corrected)
• High volume of public contact both individual and group
• An absolute commitment to confidentiality
• Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory and fly to regional and national meetings
• Ability to work under pressure
• Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds
• Ability to type on a keyboard

Other:
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must have valid Texas Driver’s License

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary.
 

SUBMIT RESUMES TO:  To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary history to Jessica Abad-Serpas at jessica.abadserpas@alz.org with the position title as the subject line.

 

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Communications Manager    


Full time

Reports To:   
CEO

Supervises:   Graphics Designer

Date Last Reviewed: February 2016

Position Purpose:
Develop and implement a communications and marketing plan for the Chapter designed to increase visibility, name recognition, and awareness.  Manage media relations, marketing and advertising materials, and Chapter promotion.   Serve as an advisor to Development, Program, and Outreach departments.

Essential Job Functions:
• Build awareness of the chapter through media story placement and other public relations techniques.
• Promote and publicize Chapter activities to maximize visibility and participation. 
• Review marketing and advertising materials through Adobe Creative Suite.
• Develop and produce Chapter e-newsletter.
• Develop Chapter spokespersons, working with Volunteer Coordinator and Chapter staff, through interview scheduling and individual coaching.
• Coordinate the Chapter Communications and Marketing plans with the Development, Outreach, and Program Departments.
• Manage website for the entire Chapter through content management system and HTML editing.
• Track and report statistical data from the provision of services.
• Make presentations chapter wide as needed.
• Coordinate public relations for the regional offices.
• Develop new media partnerships within African American, LGBT, and Latino communities.
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge and Skills: This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and strong volunteer engagement skills.

• Bilingual preferred (English and Spanish).
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to complete multiple tasks on a deadline.
• Attention to detail and ability to proofread and edit.
• Professional attitude and appearance.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows.  Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and basic HTML editing.


Equipment Used:
• Personal Computer
• LCD projector/Laptop computer
• Telephone and conference call equipment
• Calculator
• Fax Machine
• Copier
• Audiovisual Equipment

 

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Good vision and hearing (corrected)
• High volume of public contact both individual and group
• An absolute commitment to confidentiality
• Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory and fly to regional and national meetings
• Ability to work under pressure
• Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds
• Ability to type on a keyboard

Other:
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must have valid Texas Driver’s License

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager.
 

 

SUBMIT RESUMES TO:  To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Alexis Eaton at aeaton@alz.org with the position title as the subject line.

 

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Data Entry Assistant

Part time

Reports To:   
Chief Development Officer

Supervises:   None

Position Summary:
Part time position, minimum of 20 hours per week. Work schedule is flexible; our office hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Start date: Immediately. The Data Entry Assistant will be based in our Houston office.

Position Purpose:
The Data Entry Assistant processes donations for the Chapter ensuring data is entered accurately, and donors are acknowledged in a timely manner. Responsibilities include: gift entry in to Results Plus and Convio databases, creating and editing donor files, and producing donor acknowledgements.   

Essential Job Functions:
• Responsible for daily entry of donations.
• Ensure proper customer service for donors; including processing inquiries.
• Assists development efforts by preparing donor acknowledgment letters. 
• Maintains a working knowledge of the Alzheimer's Association mission and its programs.

Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to organize information and data.
• Perform detail-oriented work with accuracy and timeliness.
• Strong work ethic and desire to work collaboratively.
• Excellent written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.  
• Proficient MS Office skills required.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

• Ability to recognize and set priorities, follow through on requests and projects and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts.
• Must be self-directed and self-motivated; able to work with or without detailed instructions and without close supervision.
• Respond to inquiries and problems in a timely and professional manner.
• Ability to operate office equipment.
• Ability to analyze data and present in written and verbal form.
• Ability to sit and work at a desk and use a computer terminal for extended periods.

Other:
• Training for this position will be provided.
• Must have reliable transportation.
• Must have valid Texas Driver's License

SUBMIT RESUMES TO: 
 
Please send your resume, cover letter, salary history and one page writing sample to Alexis Eaton at aeaton@alz.org with the position title as the subject line.


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