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Director of Relationship Events

Job Location

New York City, NY

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association Home Office seeks a Director of Relationship Events to lead our gala efforts in New York City as well as support our relationship event efforts nationwide. As a member of the Home Office Relationship Events leadership team, this position will be responsible for developing and implementing new high profile events on the east coast to meet revenue targets and advance the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.

This position is remote based in the NYC area, with flexibility to reside in Boston down up to Philadelphia and reports to the Sr. Director, Strategic Partnerships and Events.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage events committee, chair and honoree relationships and develop individual fundraising plans to achieve goals.
  • Build the profile of the gala by identifying and developing relationships with high level volunteers, corporate partners, and other community influencers.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit events gifts of $5,000 or more.
  • Supervise event management and vendor firms to stay on time and within budget on production.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, PR, Donor Services and other departments as needed to increase outreach.
  • Contribute to the planning and development of the relationship events program to maximize fundraising income.
  • Specific tasks include: venue and vendor contract negotiations and coordination; collateral, sponsorship and promotional materials;  event budget management; recruiting, assisting and encouraging the work of volunteer leaders and event co-chairs; sponsorship solicitation; follow-up, administrative and tracking; and on-site staffing. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 10 plus years of experience in non-profit high profile event fundraising and management of volunteers
  • Proven success in securing and stewarding $100,000 to $1million+ relationships
  • Supervisory experience necessary.
  • Ability to develop a strategy around a new initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with various stakeholders: including high-level corporate executives/distinguished volunteer leaders
  • Ability to work effectively with Board members, donors, and organization executives
  • Ability to lead staff toward success
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust work plan to accommodate opportunities to collaborate
  • Ability to think strategically and determine long-term implications of decisions
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and propose solutions which support the Association's mission and vision
  • Ability to manage and motivate diverse groups and individuals, and work successfully in a team environment
  • Willingness to travel (up to 40%), and work some evenings/weekends
  • Must possess valid driver's license, good driving record, access to reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance.


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Home Office
    225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
    Chicago, IL 60601

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.