Alzheimer's Association

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Walk Manager

at Alzheimer's Association

Posted: 12/3/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2944

Job Description

At the Alzheimer's Association we are the brains behind saving yours.  Many of us who work for the Alzheimer's Association have some connection with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. It's what drives us to make the extra effort in the daunting task of modifying a disease that currently has no cure. With 78 million baby boomers entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer's, we need passionate, hardworking people committed to helping the Association meet the increasing demand for care and support and fund vital Alzheimer's research.

Why join us? We have been recognized as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times seven consecutive years.

The Walk Manager will manage the development and implementation of special events including Walk to End Alzheimer’s through volunteer recruitment, volunteer engagement, and corporate development. Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing Walk and Association-brand awareness and visibility in the community.

  • Achieve revenue targets for Walk to End Alzheimer’s and other events with direct accountability for goals set forth in the Heart of America’s Chapter’s annual budget.
  • Ensure timely data entry to maintain monthly reports and track progress towards goals. 
  • Develop and follow a comprehensive plan for Walk to End Alzheimer’s that includes timelines, team recruitment, team retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/public relations, mission integration and logistics.
  • Recruit, train, develop and engage Walk and other volunteer committees per the National Walk to End Alzheimer’s guidelines resulting in the achievement of revenue and team goals.
  • Direct volunteer committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities. 
  • Utilize volunteers for recruiting, cultivating and stewarding of Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors, and walkers to achieve the Chapter’s development goals.
  • Maximize team participation to achieve Chapter development goals by retaining existing teams, attracting new teams from all sectors of the community and by providing fundraising guidance.
  • Foster and grow relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round by ensuring participation on Walk committees, all relevant Chapter activities, and recognition opportunities. 
  • Establish a new network of high-level contacts for the Chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships to achieve overall Walk corporate revenue goals.  
  • Seek and identify key community influencers and promotional partners who will assist in building Chapter and Walk presence in the community.  

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.  
  • Three years of relevant experience and proven track record in non-profit fundraising and/or corporate sales.  
  • Donor, fund development, and volunteer experience and skills preferred.
  • Strong public speaking skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Google Office Tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar) essential. 
  • Assure compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards, expectations and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment.
  • Ability to travel by personal automobile within assigned territory (must have valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance and good driving record).

Application Instructions

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