Director of Events

We are seeking a full-time Director of Events to join our fast-paced, in-house Marketing team. The Director of Events at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), reporting to the Senior Director Marketing Communications and PR, will be accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies to meet revenue goals. This position will manage the creation and implementation of fundraising and awareness building events for ALS TDI. Events include 1) homegrown or "signature" ALS TDI events, 2) community/third party events hosted by ALS TDI supporters all across the US and 3) digital/social media driven campaigns and fundraisers, using popular sites and strategies.

The Director of Events will work with a team of event, production and communications specialists on sponsorship, logistics, marketing, production, print and digital promotion, fulfilment and volunteer/committee recruitment and engagement across all events in support of ALS TDI's mission to end ALS.

The ideal candidate must thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment, exemplify a strong work ethic, be able to work lead with solid attention to the details of each event. S/he must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, must be well-organized and self-motivated.


* Manage, collaborate on, and support the successful execution of core ALS TDI signature events (Race for Research, Tri-State Trek, Ales for ALS, Corntoss Challenge, ALS Warriors of Wall Street, Leadership Summit, White Coat Affair and newly introduced marathon program). Duties will include volunteer committee management; creative cultivation and solicitation of sponsors; oversight of promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics.

* Support creation and implementation of community/third party fundraising and awareness building events across the US, of which there are currently approximately 250.

* Collaborate and provide expert event creation and branding advice to Development Directors, and manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process for fundraising event donors and prospects.

* Ensure effective management and maintenance of accurate donor database information and assure compliance across the team with all ALS TDI policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory and accounting requirements.

* Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events.

* Ensure that all fundraising activities meet the highest ethical standards.

* Maintain and manage ALS TDI's peer-to-peer fundraising and event registration platforms.


* Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

* 3+ years of experience in event management, fundraising, marketing/communications, or related field preferred.

* 3+ years event planning experience; preferably with a non-profit

* Outstanding organizational and promotional skills required.

* Demonstrated success in the promotion of large fundraising/awareness building events.

* Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and manage sponsor relationships and partnerships.

* Commitment to and passion for ALS TDI's mission and ability to translate programs into compelling fundraising appeals.

* Strong leadership skills, as well as the ability to forge strong interpersonal relationships.

* Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.

* Ability to promote ALS TDI mission, programs and events to a variety of audiences.

* Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and their respective participants.

* Maintains excellent English writing and language skills.

* Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

* Exceptional interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills.

* Ability to travel overnight or work evenings/weekends when necessary.

* Must possess valid driver's license


The ALS Therapy Development Institute ( and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. is the world's first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100% on ALS research. Led by ALS patients and their families, the charity understands the urgent need to slow and stop this horrible disease., based in Cambridge, MA, has served as one of the leaders in sharing data and information with academic and ALS research organizations, patients and their families. For more information, visit

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