Special Events Manager
St. Louis, MO 
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Job Description

Position Title: Special Events Manager

Non-Exempt with Benefits

Reports to: Chief Operations & Development Officer

Grade: 7

Location: St. Louis

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 1,700 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.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.

Position Summary:

Events Manager is a full time, year around fundraising position with benefits. Responsibilities will include planning and execution of the Affair to Remember gala as well as support of the St. Louis Walk Manager. This position is results driven with the necessity of making the annual gala fundraising goal as well as building strong relationships with the community, high level donors and volunteers.


  • Responsibility for planning, implementation and overall financial success of event.
  • Develop budget and manage expenses accordingly.
  • Create financial report including revenue and expense.
  • Recruit and cultivate Dinner Committee.
  • Engage, recruit, train and lead the Steering Committee.
  • Assist in securing corporate sponsorships.
  • Collaborate with other key departments to ensure cross promotion, and support of, organizational goals and/or messages.
  • Collaborates and supports the communications coordinator and graphic artist for production of event promotional materials.
  • Monitor activities to identify trends and best practices; measure impact of specific actions; identify and address issues as they arise and adjust plans as required.
  • Follow up with Finance with post event updates.
  • Ensure on-going mission education for volunteer Steering Committee members.
  • Bachelor degree in business or related field.
  • Minimum five years experience in special events with a record of meeting or exceeding fundraising goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of budget development and management
  • Strong organizational skills to plan, implement, and administer fundraising events
  • Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment
  • Outcomes driven
  • Flexibility of schedule and availability of time necessary to accomplish events goals
  • Leadership skills in supervising committee and event volunteers; minimum two years experience working with professional and clerical staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated expertise recruiting and leading volunteer committees
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Outlook, and the Internet

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities
  • Ability to coach and develop staff and volunteers
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, and electronically to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor
  • Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties
  • Ability to operate designated office equipment

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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