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OrganizationAlzheimer's Association (Central & Western Virginia, Greater Richmond, National Capitol Area)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineOctober 12, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Phone(434) 218-7077


This position will manage development and implementation of The Longest Day® and serve as a liaison between the Chapter and donors, volunteers, event participants and sponsors.

Job Duties

  • Engages, trains and manages relationships with community based leadership volunteers (either chapter wide or regionally based) to develop and execute a local recruitment, cultivation and retention plan for new and veteran Longest Day teams.
  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines for successful event execution.
  • Ensures on-going mission education for volunteer Team Task Force members.
  • Implements best practices for leadership development, increased participation and event revenue growth; drives and encourages creativity and innovation at the community/chapter level.
  • Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development.
  • Monitors activities to identify trends and best practices; measures impact of specific actions; identifies and addresses issues as they arise and adjusts plans as required.
  • Utilizes available resources to maximize event results and participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association for The Longest Day.
  • Ensures inclusion of The Longest Day within Chapter promotional/communications channels including email, social media, e-News; public relations and loca.l marketing effort


  • Actively recruit and engage volunteers and committee members.
  • Assist in the interviewing and hiring of special events interns, and provide opportunities for them to have a meaningful learning experience and adequate responsibility as it relates to events.


  • Create and maintain income and expense budgets and an annual plan.
  • Work with Association staff to ensure that all event information is included in the Chapter’s database.
  • Provide assistance to other Association events, as needed.

Skills Required

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least three years of experience in a nonprofit development setting.
  • Professional success with a walk, ride or run fundraising event preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred.
  • Personal computer.
  • Multi-line telephone, Conference phone, Photocopier, Fax machine.
  • Microsoft Suite and Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout.
  • Convio and/or other databases preferred.
  • High level of enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and work effectively with others.
  • Ability to diagnose and solve problems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor.
  • Ability to work under stress and successfully handle several projects at once.
  • Ability to make frequent trips to other locations for meetings, events, etc. via auto and air; ability to operate a motor vehicle; must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Persons from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary.