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Special Events Coordinator

Job Location

Raleigh, NC

General Summary

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter is seeking to hire a dynamic Special Events Coordinator to provide support and leadership for the development, oversight and execution of diversified comprehensive development plan in accordance with Association's FY17-FY18 strategic plan. This position is responsible for managing special events and community outreach within the 51 counties of Eastern North Carolina.

Essential Job Functions

  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to work well in  the dynamic environment of the fast growing ENC market.
  • Manage, coordinate, and implement all aspects of assigned fundraising events such as WTEA, The Longest Day, BvB and Third Party events.  This is including but not limited to securing venues, sponsorships, media partnerships, etc.
  • Plan and coordinate meetings, agendas, and activities.
  • Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers for fundraising events who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue.
  • Prepare presentations, materials, and reports to support the development portfolio.
  • Participate in meetings, providing input and suggestions. Maintain steady communication with chapter staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that confidentiality and security of all information under his/her supervision is maintained
  • Manage, evaluate, and expand fundraising programs under the direction of the Special Events Manager and Chapter Executive leadership. Organize, lead, and promote interest in special events.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete participant and financial records for each event.
  • Recruit, manage and collaborate with volunteer committees
  • Assist and maintain databases for all event participants and donors.
  • Work with Chapter Leadership to establish budgets, work plans and timelines for events
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops, and media events where there is fundraising potential and ability to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association and its mission.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, communication, marketing or related field, preferred
  • 3+ years of leadership experience in mass market fundraising with education and experience in not for profit special event fundraising
  • Understanding of fundraising  and organizing/planning of special events
  • Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. Must develop and maintain relationships.
  • Effectively multi-task, establishes priorities, work in a fast paced environment
  • Previous experience working with volunteer driven organizations.
  • Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Familiarity with Google and associated applications and tools.
  • Developing and preparing presentations, reports, and business correspondence
  • Proven track record of having an excellent written, oral, and communication skill base.
  • Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.
  • Well-disciplined and a self-starter that is extremely resourceful.
  • Active listening, analytical, and problem solving skills to gain results and achieve goals as described in the strategic plan.
  • Ability to coach and develop volunteers and to work effectively with diverse populations
  • High level of integrity and diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituencies.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early mornings and occasional weekends.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability to lift minimum of 35 pounds.


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Eastern North Carolina
    5171 Glenwood Avenue
    Suite 101
    Raleigh, NC 27612

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.