Description

Job Description: REPORTS TO: Senior Events Manager Manager
OFFICE LOCATION: West Valley City, UT
STATUS: Full-time, 40 hours per week
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Under the direction and guidance of the Denver-based CEO and the Senior Events Manager, will primarily oversee fundraising and mission awareness efforts on The ALS Association’s signature event, the Walk to Defeat ALS®. The Events Manager will serve as the Rocky Mountain Chapter’s staff lead for the Salt Lake City Walk to Defeat ALS® event as well as other events assigned by the Development and Communications Manager.
The Events Manager will recruit, train and oversee event volunteers.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
PLANNING + TRAINING + MANAGEMENT
The ideal candidate will assist the Senior Events Manager in developing fundraising plans for the Walk to Defeat ALS® program, including setting budgets and goals, as well as provide training and supervision to volunteers to ensure that fundraising goals are met.
RECRUITMENT + CULTIVATION + STEWARDSHIP
The position requires cultivation and stewardship with key constituents in regard to the Walk to Defeat ALS® in addition to recruitment and retention of “Friends and Family” Teams and Corporate Teams. It will be essential to work closely with team captains and participants to develop their personal and team fundraising plans by mentoring, coaching, and encouraging their fundraising efforts.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP
You will be responsible for recruiting corporate partners for the Walk to Defeat ALS® and other activities assigned to you. You will participate in prospecting, building the pipeline, cultivation, exploratory meetings, developing custom proposals, making the “ask,” securing commitments, stewardship and retention.

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
You will manage fundraising and logistics committees for the Walk to Defeat ALS®. You will recruit, empower, and mobilize volunteers to join us in the fight through the Salt Lake City Walk to Defeat ALS and other awareness events.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
You will collaborate with marketing and programs staff on all marketing and communications plans, including but not limited to participant engagement and media relations for the Walk to Defeat ALS® and third-party events.

BUDGET MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING
You will work with the Senior Events Manager to set goals, build a plan and manage your Walk’s revenue plan, timeline and reports. You will analyze and report on event data on a regular basis and, with the direction of the Development and Communications Manager, redefine strategies as necessary.

Other
• Work as integral part of the Chapter team and support CEO and team members as needed.
• Ensure smooth integration of National Association and Chapter standards and guidelines.
• Attend Chapter events and meetings as required.
• Attend support groups as necessary to enhance relationships and Chapter visibility in the field.
• Collaborate closely with others in the Programs and Development departments to support and grow the Chapter’s effectiveness and efficiency in fundraising and mission activities.
• Perform other duties as assigned in support of the Chapter’s mission and fundraising goals.

DESIRED BACKGROUND/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE:
• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of two years’ experience in non-profit agency operations, preferably in walk, run and/or related fundraising events.
• A minimum of two years’ experience in fundraising, event management, volunteer development and management, public relations, donor cultivation and relations, corporate sponsor cultivation.
• Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise:
o Cultivating volunteer and donor relationships
o Increasing team participation
o Training walk volunteers
• Proven history of achieving revenue goals.
• Skilled at managing participants in an online fundraising platform; ability to run reports and analyze data to build strategic outreach plans.
• Strong organizational skills, self-starter.
• Able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
• Must effectively respond to constantly changing priorities and effectively respond to and proactively resolve problems/conflicts as they arise; the ability to “think on one’s feet” is critically important.
• Must exercise good judgment in prioritizing the scheduling of events; must know when to seek input from supervisor.
• Able to communicate both orally and in writing in a timely and effective manner to multiple constituencies. Strong follow-up and follow-through required.
• Willingness to travel. May require occasional travel outside of Colorado for events or national meetings/conference
• Able to maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality in working with sensitive, confidential records and information.
• Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of computer programs in a Windows environment, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly train and use a donor database (such as Donor Pro and Luminate). Experience using Quark, Illustrator, Publisher and/or Photoshop a plus, in order to produce and/or edit program-specific materials.
• Insured driver with access to an insured vehicle as frequent travel throughout the Chapter territory may be required.
Location: West Valley City

Information

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history to: ceo@alsaco.org
Your Website: Visit organizational website.