General Summary The Director of Special Events and Marketing provides management-level leadership and is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies to meet revenue goals. This position will manage development and implementation of fundraising events, including the Walk to End Alzheimer's through volunteer recruitment and engagement and sponsorship development. This position also oversees the Marketing efforts for the Chapter. The Director of Special Events and Marketing reporting relationship is directly to the Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association, San Antonio and South Texas Chapter. The position is located in San Antonio, Texas. Essential Job Functions Build understanding for the Alzheimer's Association, its research, programs, public policy and services in all communications with current and potential and current volunteers and donors.Plan and execute fundraising events including but not limited to Walk to End Alzheimer's, The Longest Day, with duties to include the recruitment and management of volunteer committees; cultivation and solicitation of sponsors; oversight of promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics.Responsible for achieving revenue targets and expense budgets for all events including Walk to End Alzheimer's in San Antonio and surrounding areas with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.Manage a team of staff toward achieving outcomes and special event goals. Work with team to develop and carryout performance objectives that ensure goal achievement. Ensure appropriate training takes place. Recruit and train high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue. Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events.Actively participate in the chapter's management team to ensure effective integration of strategic directions into development work plan.Work with the Executive Director and other staff to manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process for event and non-event donors and prospects. With the Executive Director, and others, provide leadership in developing the chapter's fundraising program to ensure a diverse revenue stream using all appropriate fund raising vehicles including annual campaigns, memorials, corporate sponsorships, major and planned gifts, as well as special events.Ensure that donor directions are met and that all fundraising activities meet the highest ethical standards.Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events.Assist with the maintenance of accurate donor database information. Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.Review and monitor revenue accounting and reporting systems in a timely manner.Promote employee education sessions in local corporations in the community to generate awareness for our cause; to reach out to others; to give back to the corporate sector; and to open new doors for sponsorship opportunities.Other duties as required Minimum Requirements Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university5 years work-related experience preferred in marketing, fundraising, sales, non-profit management or related field.Prior experience in strategic planning and budget development preferred.Strong verbal and written communication skills required.5 years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment preferredMinimum 2 years supervising staff toward achievement of goals and objectivesDemonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnershipsDemonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar programs Ability to sell the Association's programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteersDemonstrated success in the development and implementation of large events preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND DESIRED EXPERIENCEAbility to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacyAbility to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusionAbility to travel occasionally throughout the area with some overnight and weekend travel requiredExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExcellent organizational skills; professional customer service skills with visitors, callers and volunteersAbility to multi-task and prioritize workAbility to travel overnight or work evenings/weekends when necessary.Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance to attend meetings and perform outreach dutiesAbility to Lift up to 40 lbs. and transport materials and other supplies to and from meetings.PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS REQUIREDOutgoing, positive, engaging and enthusiasticExcellent attention to detailTeam playerSelf-starter, able to work independently and problem-solveStrong ability to self-manage with significant strength in time managementWillingness to work some evenings and weekendsAbility to work on a team and develop relationships in the communityDetail-oriented, efficient, and able to multi-taskStrong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with clients Send your resume and cover letter:by mail: Alzheimer's Association, San Antonio & South Texas MAC-37 Building10223 McAllister FreewaySuite 100San Antonio, TX 78216If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume andcover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or includeboth within the text of your e-mail message.We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employerand we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.
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The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.