Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Constituent Events plays a key role in the leadership and management for the Chapter's Constituent Events to expand reach and increase revenue to ensure alignment with the Association's strategic plan. The Chapter's Constituent Events represent more than $2.5 million in revenue, and therefore, require a seasoned professional with demonstrated success surpassing goals and managing staff.
Essential Job Functions
Provide manager level leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure a diverse revenue stream from corporate sponsorship, corporate gifts, individual gifts and participant income for all fundraising events.
Responsible for achieving current revenue targets and expense budgets for Walk to End Alzheimer's, The Longest Day, RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes, and the Houston Marathon Run for a Reason program with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
Train, supervise and evaluate the work of Constituent Events staff.
Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue across all Constituent Events.
Follow a comprehensive development plan that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, and logistics. Ensure alignment with best practices, standards and guidelines.
Participate in the development and execution of the annual strategic implementation plan for the Chapter.
Manage individual relationships to include securing new intermediate gifts while building a pipeline for major gifts.
Build an understanding for the Alzheimer's Association; its research, programs and services in all communications with current and potential and current volunteers and donors.
Represent Chapter at public and media events, as well as conferences and workshops.
Maintain relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round and insure involvement in all relevant Chapter activities and recognition opportunities.
Work to develop a new network of high level contacts for the Chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships.
Provides support to overall fundraising operations of the Chapter including customer service to constituents; database mining and management; donor/sponsor/advocate relations and communications; management of vendor relations; etc.
Assure compliance with all policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives. Ensure proper preparation and timely submission of reports as requested and required.
Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the Chief Development Officer.
Bachelor's degree required; Sales/marketing or related field preferred.
8+ years professional experience in marketing, fundraising, sales, non-profit management, special events or related field. Experience with mass marketed events preferred.
Proven success in cultivation and solicitation of corporate sponsors and individual donors to meet fund development goals.