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This position is responsible for leading a development team and implementing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and The Longest Day events to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the fastest-growing walk program in the country, ranking as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States. The Longest Day program, is the Chapter’s second largest mass market signature event.
Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing Walk-brand awareness and visibility in the community.
This role is additionally responsible for all aspects of coordination and execution of annual gala/luncheon events and corporate initiatives.
- Responsible for recruitment of volunteer community leaders and training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue and team goals for the Chapter’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day campaign.
- Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners.
- Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve development goals.
- Execute plan for maximizing team participation to achieve revenue goals by retaining existing teams, attracting new ones from all sectors of the community and by providing fundraising guidance and support.
- Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities.
- Work with the volunteer planning committees to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.
- Ensure Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day standards are being followed.
- Responsible for all aspects of the coordination and execution of galas/luncheons.
- Responsible for the Chapter’s revenue and expense goals related to Walk to End and The Longest Day.
- Develop and execute a comprehensive plan for The Longest Day that includes new leads growth, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, and marketing/PR outreach efforts in collaboration with marketing team.
- Generate growth of new teams by utilizing, adapting and creating successful sales/recruitment strategies to expand The Longest Day program throughout Chapter area.
- Create and adapt networking and outreach efforts to identify and recruit new prospects, convert prospects into fundraising teams, and develop and maintain robust, year-round prospect pipeline.
- Create, adapt and implement successful coaching tools and strategies to grow and support The Longest Day teams as successful fundraisers.
- Develop internal structures, processes and tools to recruit, train and support Volunteer Committees in their recruitment and coaching responsibilities.
- Cultivate a pipeline of volunteer leadership for succession planning.
- Assure Chapter compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- 5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals
- Preferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
- Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
- Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
- Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
- Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goals.
- While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials
- Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software
Job Title: Development Director
Chapter: California Central Coast
Location: Santa Barbara or Ventura County California
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week) Full-time / Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia– by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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