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Development Coordinator

Job Location

Houston, TX

General Summary

Plan, implement and achieve revenue goals for the Chapter's RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes event. This position requires significant collaboration with staff, volunteers, corporations, organizations and the community at-large to achieve goals. Volunteer coordination responsibilities include the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers for RivALZ. In addition, this position will provide design, marketing and logistical support for Walk to End Alzheimer's (WTEA) and other Development activities. The Development Coordinator works closely with all Walk Managers to provide exceptional service internally with our staff and volunteers and externally with our Walkers, team captains and donors.

Essential Job Functions

RivAlz (Blondes vs. Brunettes):

  • Manage, coordinate, and implement all aspects of the RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes event.
  • 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.
  • Participate in meetings, providing input and suggestions. Maintain steady communication with Chapter staff, volunteers, and vendors.
  • Manage, evaluate, and expand fundraising programs with the Director of Constituent Events' leadership. Organize, lead, and promote interest in special events.
  • Assist and maintain databases for all event participants and donors.
  • Work with Chapter Leadership to establish budgets, work plans and timelines for events.
  • Educates committee and participants on Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association and assures proper use of the Alzheimer's Association brand.
  • Creates and manages the RivAlz Convio website for participant recruitment and fundraising.
Walk to End Alzheimer's (WTEA):
  • Create digital images for website development, social media, print advertising campaigns, collateral materials and any other projects that arise.
  • Order and inventory of collateral materials, t-shirts, event day signage, etc. for WTEA.
  • Directly interact with donors, including answering development and organization inquiries, and accepting donations.
  • Ensure that confidentiality and security of all information is maintained
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete participant and financial records for event.
  • 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.
  • Provide day of event support for Chapter Walks and other Chapter events as needed.
  • Coordinate month end reconciliation report in conjunction with Accounting Department.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Business, Marketing/Communications Preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience in marketing, peer-to-peer fundraising or similar roles
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • High level of proficiency with social media programs, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and/or LinkedIn.
  • Work history indicating dependability, accuracy with details, and deadline management. Ability to accurately maintain records, prepare reports, and coordinate multiple projects. Effective logistical coordination skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to compose general business correspondence and review own work for accuracy.
  • Experience in volunteer development and management, public relations, donor cultivation and relations, corporate sponsor cultivation and relations.
  • Ability to work with vendors such as graphic artists, printers, merchandise businesses, caterers, etc. to deliver special events collateral materials
  • Ability to travel occasionally throughout the Chapter Area
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusiveness
  • Outgoing, positive, engaging and enthusiastic
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and problem-solve, willing to take initiative
  • Strong ability to self-manage with significant strength in time management
  • Ability to work on a team and develop relationships
  • Detail-oriented, efficient, and ability to multi-task

  • by email:
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Houston & Southeast Texas
    6055 S Loop East at Long Drive
    Houston, TX 77087

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.