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.
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.