Manager - Fundraising and Special Events
American Diabetes Association 78 reviews - Los Angeles, CA

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is seeking a Fundraising Manager to manage our signature fund-raising event, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. This exciting opportunity is available for an individual to join a national organization with a mission that affects the lives of 26 million children and adults in the US living with diabetes and another 62 million who are at risk for developing the disease.

This is a fundraising position with its primary focus on revenue generation. We are looking for a highly motivated, high-energy, passionate and disciplined leader to organize, recruit for, and manage Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and to provide support for other special events. This is a fundraising position with its primary focus on revenue generation. As Manager of Step Out, this individual will be responsible for meeting predetermined recruitment and fundraising goals for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in Los Angeles.

Position requires skills for committee volunteer management, community outreach and developing corporate partnerships to generate revenue. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing and implementing key fundraising activities at the community level and serving as a member of a larger team working with common goals.

Experience in non-profit event management, customer relationship building experiences and cold-call sales experience are highly desirable. Strong presentation skills - oral and written – are required. Must know how to close the deal, confirm mutual understandings, and manage sponsor participation to successful outcomes. Must pay close attention to details, be able to manage multiple activities, and be extremely detailed oriented. Key responsibilities will include recruiting, managing and developing walk teams and committee volunteers and directing online fundraising and wrap-around events. Other duties will be assigned as needed.

This is a full-time position with benefits that include salary, vacation, retirement and health plans.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum three years experience with similar voluntary health agencies, or in the nonprofit industry in a fundraising position.
  • Previous experience developing relationships with corporations and achieving annual goals.
  • Demonstrated sales experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (donor contact database knowledge a plus).
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a face-paced environment.
  • Must have excellent facilitation and/or presentation skills.
  • Ability to attend some weekday evening meetings and perform some occasional weekend work.
  • Applicant should enjoy working in the field and with face to face interactions.
  • Access to a car as frequent local travel throughout the market is required.
  • Must fully embrace working with diverse volunteer groups as well as identifying and cultivating high-level donors.
  • Must have access to an automobile as local travel is required.
  • Must have ability to promote and market the event to ensure maximum participation.
  • Must be a self-initiator
  • Knowledge of Los Angeles community is a plus
  • Ability to lift 25-35 lbs.

When you join us, you can expect competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, a true focus on work-life balance, training and support from your team leaders, and the latest resources available to ensure that you succeed in meeting your goals and objectives.

An equal opportunity employer.
"Together we can Stop Diabetes"

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The American Diabetes Association ( is the nation's premier voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research,...