Job Description


Job Title:    Constituent Events Manager - Western New York Chapter

Location:    Buffalo, NY 

Work Hours:    Full Time

Grade:       204 Exempt

Reports To:    Senior Walk Manager

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 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:

This position is responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the fastest-growing walk program in the country, ranking as the third-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States. 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-brand awareness and visibility in the community. This position will also be responsible for a 5K running race and or events that are similar to raise money for contributed revenue.

Based in Western New York - this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Responsible for recruitment of volunteer community leaders and training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue and team goals for 2/3 Walks and some 3rd party events and Run Jimmy Run.

    Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders.

    Responsible for overall Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteer committee development, team recruitment and retention strategies, budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation.

    Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve development goals.

    Execute plan for maximizing team participation to achieve revenue goals by retaining existing teams, attracting new ones from all sectors of the community and by providing fundraising guidance and support.

    Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.

    Ensure Walk to End Alzheimer’s standards are being followed.

    Support and manage some 3rd party fundraising events for the WNY Chapter.

    Assure compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements.

    Work with the Director of Finance to be able to manage event budgets and reports.

    Assure compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements.

    Oversees the activities of the constituent services and helps set goals and expectations for all facets of the chapter’s donor data systems including Team Approach and Luminate databases.


?    Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

?    3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals and event management.

?    Preferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background.

?    Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners.

?    Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships.

?    Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy.

?    Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.

?    Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written.

?    Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals.

?    While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required.

?    Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.

?    Ability and willingness to work some evening and weekend hours as required for the job.

?    Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials.

?    Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software.

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.


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