As the Senior Manager of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, you join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States, and continues to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country.
This role works primarily drives the fundraising efforts and complex logistics of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Los Angeles, including recruiting, cultivating, and working with a robust volunteer committee, walk participants, vendors, and staff partners, to ensure a safe, fun, and awareness filled event day for one of the largest walks in the nation. Additionally, this role may support multiple peer to peer fundraising Walks across the California Southland Chapter.
As a part of the team, you will utilize your proven relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging community and corporate leaders, and building and empowering sustainable volunteer committees. You should have a love for curating enriched mission-driven events, event management and marketing, have a keen eye for prioritization, provide outstanding constituent service, and be an enthusiastic professional.
Utilizing your proven networking and relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals. Your success at recruiting, coaching and empowering volunteers will ensure strong volunteer committee retention and succession planning that sets your event up for success for years to come. As an ambitious fundraiser in the peer-to-peer space, you will coach and inspire your volunteers, teams and participants to set fundraising goals that propel your event to one of the most successful in the country.
Based in LA County, CA, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory of Los Angeles County, CA.
This role is right for you if:
- You have a strong knowledge and understanding of the Los Angeles County landscape
- You have proven success at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation and heightened brand awareness
- You have successfully managed the strategic execution of event logistics including: rentals, walk route, site details, contracts, catering, decor, entertainment, transportation, equipment, etc.
- You have successfully recruited, managed, and coached volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals OR you are able to effectively assimilate our custom training on peer to peer fundraising and leverage your sales/relationship development background to recruit, manage and coach volunteers to implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals
- You have managed or are capable of managing multiple volunteer-led mass-market events simultaneously that have resulted in revenue growth year over year
- You are known as a convener and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment that has resulted in long term community relationships
- You love a challenge and have achieved or surpassed designated revenue and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, and community partnerships
- You have demonstrated success at prospecting, cultivating and stewarding event teams, sponsors participants, and volunteer committees
- You have excellent communication and organization skills and are comfortable with managing event budgets, social media groups, training volunteers, supporting committee meetings when needed, working to set timelines and milestones and using data to affect positive outcomes
What you Bring:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- 3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals OR 3 - 5 years successful experience of meeting sales targets
- Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter, able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
- Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture corporate relationships and partnerships
- Ability to work with diverse communities and build an inclusive environment
- Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
- Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion, coupled with the ability to work in a highly matrixed organization
- Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication and follow through
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 60% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill 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 some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings, Walk and wraparound events
- 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
What the Alzheimer’s Association offers:
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Non-Profit Times each year since 2010, recognizing our visionary and dynamic leadership, collaborative culture, competitive compensation, generous benefits and mission-driven atmosphere. In addition, we offer a hybrid work environment with some flexibility in schedules, as well as excellent training on peer to peer fundraising techniques.
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.
Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we are relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 70 chapters across the country, we are advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you.
Job Title: Sr. Manager, Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Full Time: 37.5 hours work week
Reports To: Sr. Walk Director
Grade: 306, $90,000-$100,000 plus amazing PTO and 401k contributions!
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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
A world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.
At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Please apply using this link: https://jobs.alz.org/senior-manager-walk-to-end-alzheimer-s/job/25974283
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