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Senior Manager, Relationship Events (Gala)
at Alzheimer's Association
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General Summary This position is responsible for the implementation of the events, Boston Hope on the Harbor and an Eat.Drink.End ALZ and their wrap around events to meet or exceed the budgeted goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial and participant goals through corporate and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing brand awareness and visibility in the community. This position reports to the V.P. of Development, and is based in Waltham, MA.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for all aspects of the Hope on the Harbor (Boston gala) and an Eat.Drink.End ALZ event, with a total revenue goal of $1,255,000.
- Responsible for high level volunteer recruitment, training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue and committee goals.
- Build relationships with key volunteers, attendees, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners.
- Responsible for overall Boston Hope on the Harbor and Eat. Drink. End ALZ event volunteer committee development, budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation.
- Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Boston Hope on the Harbor and Eat. Drink. End ALZ event sponsors and donors to achieve development goals.
- Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities.
- Supervise vendors to ensure timeline, production needs and budget goals are met.
- Work with Senior Leadership team members to develop timelines, strategies and goal setting to ensure team’s success .
- Work cross-functionally with other Departments including Marketing and Communications, Major Gifts, Care and Support, Public Policy, and Finance to increase outreach and to identify and lead volunteer engagement and recruitment activities for all events.
- Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.
- Ensure Alzheimer Association’s standards are being followed.
- Responsible for other duties as assigned.
- Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
- At least three years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals.
- Preferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background.
- Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners.
- Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships.
- Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy.
- Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written.
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals. While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job.
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials.
- Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software.
- Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.