Events Manager, The ALS Association Michigan Chapter

Job Title

Events Manager


The ALS Association Michigan Chapter

About the Position

This position is based in Grand Rapids, MI. Reporting to the Director of Events, the Events Manager is responsible for all aspects of fund development in their assigned region including coordination of the ALS Association’s signature event, Walk to Defeat ALS ® in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo areas, Nana’s Run 5k event in Grand Rapids, as well as stewarding relationships developed through all annual events, and providing year end impact reporting.

Job Duties

Responsibilities and Duties

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Walk to Defeat ALS ®

  • Assist the Director of Events in developing fundraising plans, including budgets and goals, for the Walk to Defeat ALS ® program, Nana’s Run, and other events as assigned. Execute plans to achieve or exceed revenue goals.
  • Cultivate and steward key constituents regarding the Walk to Defeat ALS ® program and Nana’s Run.  Work closely with team captains and participants to develop their personal/team fundraising plans by mentoring, coaching, and encouraging fundraising goals.
  • Recruit, empower, and mobilize volunteers through the Walk, Nana’s Run and awareness events.
  • Represent the Chapter at events which may take place during the evenings and on weekends.
  • Stimulate the Chapter’s regional media and public relations opportunities in assigned region.
  • Keep accurate and up to date event summaries and profiles in development database.
  • Meet or exceed budgeted income goals.

Event Responsibilities
Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to meet budgeted income goals for all assigned events including the Walk to Defeat® ALS and Nana’s Run, in region.  Focus on corporate relationships to include assisting corporate internal champions with team recruitment and fundraising strategies.

  • Develop a marketing committee to achieve marketing and PR public relations objectives for assigned events.
  • Manage regional volunteers. Be present at Chapter events which may require attendance during some evenings and weekends.
  • Ensure each event operates within budgetary expense guidelines.
  • Travel within the state as required or requested.
  • Convey a professional and positive image that reflects favorably on The ALS Association.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of experience in peer to peer fundraising, securing event sponsorship, relevant event management, communications, and volunteer management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be able to initiate traditional fundraising techniques, i.e. cold calling, asking for the gift, etc
  • Experience with Donor Pro, Convio, and database programs desired.
  • Superior communicator with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness Ability to travel; must have and maintain valid driver’s license and good driving record; must have automobile and maintain insurance.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends for Chapter events and other business.

How to Apply

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About the Organization

The ALS Association is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here.

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