Friday, August 22, 2014

Special Events Manager

Fort Worth

General Summary

Responsible for growing and sustaining revenue tied to chapter special
event fundraisers, including direct management of major events and
oversight of others. Position includes supervising staff, securing
corporate sponsorship for key events and working extensively with

Essential Job Functions

Directly manage and grow these major fundraisers: Annual dinner/auction ALZ
Stars (wrap around event in conjunction with the Cowtown Marathon) New
national signature event, "The Longest Day" (beginning FY15) Walk to End
Alzheimer's (WTEA) - as needed for specific sites (8 Walks total
chapterwide) <li>Supervise development staff (2 FTEs and 2 contracted
positions) that manages major fundraisers and projects in the Fort Worth
area: WTEA Golf Tournament Greatest Gift Catalog Ever Consult with regional
staff on WTEA and other major fundraisers in their respective service
areas, currently including the annual dinner/auction in Abilene and Reason
to Hope events in Waco and Wichita Falls. Assist / oversee third party and
volunteer-driven fundraising events as needed.
Responsibilities typically include budgeting, coordinating logistics,
corporate and individual sponsorships, committee member recruitment and
management, volunteer support, event collateral materials and other written
materials, event publicity including social media and interfacing with
media as needed. Staff Board Development Committee
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate has an outgoing and engaging personality and a
self-starter approach, is a consummate relationship manager, and displays a
keen interest in development work. She/he works well independently and in a
team environment, is able to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college and minimum of
4 years full time work experience in a paid, nonprofit fundraising position
Experience managing and monitoring budgets
Experience supervising paid employees
Outstanding interpersonal and diplomacy skills and proven success in
relationship management
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Highly organized, detail oriented, self-initiator and able to handle
multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Strong computer skills including: Internet use, Microsoft Office programs,
database management; experience using fundraising software applications a
Essential Requirements:

Ability to operate audiovisual equipment, computer workstation, dolly, fax
machine, photocopier and telephone
Ability to move boxes and supplies up to 30 pounds
Ability to set up and tear down tables, chairs, stage, etc. as needed for
special events

Must hold a valid driver's license, have a reliable vehicle available daily
for work purposes and show current automobile insurance.
Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends as occasionally needed.
Must be willing to travel in and out of state for training or meetings as
occasionally needed.
Must accept other duties, as assigned.
Must pass criminal background check.
Must agree to have paycheck directly deposited.

Send your resume and cover letter:

by email:

by mail:
Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, North Central Texas
2630 West Freeway
Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102