Manager of Events

Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Feb 28, 2018
Mar 29, 2018
Focus Areas
Diseases & Disorders
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level


Lead the fundraising, event management, coordination, and oversight of multiple Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles’ annual events, including walk4ALZ® and Run4ALZ®; and other fundraising events.  Accountable for reaching revenue and participation goals through team, participant, and volunteer engagement.  Coordinate cross-departmentally to maximize special events’ ability to reach other strategic agency and programmatic goals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Accountable for the achievement of revenue and performance targets for walk4ALZ and Run4ALZ
  • Responsible for cultivation, recruitment, training, coaching, and recognition of walk4ALZ and Run4ALZ teams and participants
  • Lead the event management, marketing, and production of walk4ALZ in consultation with Director, Events & Strategic Partnerships
  • Recruit and nurture relationships in the community to create and engage a local volunteer leadership committee for each large event
  • Support corporate partnerships growth (cash and in-kind), as well as the implementation of corporate partnership deliverables  
  • Cultivate increased levels of participation, including personal giving, from individuals and teams
  • Help execute events as needed for purposes of cultivating and recognizing participants and donors
  • Engage local communities in order to grow and strengthen event participation; leadership committees; team and participant engagement; and corporate sponsors
  • Work cross-departmentally to achieve programmatic, marketing, advocacy, and other critical organizational goals at special events
  • Plan kick-off and thank-you events (when appropriate) as well as support participants in executing wrap-around events
  • Represent the organization at public events, conferences, workshops, and media events as needed
  • Support participant and volunteer retention through year-round engagement activities
  • Ensure compliance with all Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles policies, procedures, standards, and applicable regulatory requirements; promote agency-wide programs and initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 yrs. experience in special events, including leadership role coordinating logistics for a mass market event or similar
  • Three or more years’ fundraising experience for a nonprofit organization
  • Excellent customer service and account management skills
  • Successful experience working with and supervising volunteers in fundraising activities
  • Excellent communication, written and oral, and organizational skills
  • Public speaking experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel
  • Experience using online fundraising software or CRM software
  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly desirable
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and verbally to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, especially during event periods as needed
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties

Send cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to:

Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles


Attn: Human Resources


4221 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400


Los Angeles, CA 90010


E-mails should include the job title in the subject line




Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles (ALZGLA) offers a competitive salary + benefits. ALZGLA  is an M/F, Disabled, and Vet EEO/AA Employer.