Job Description

Position Summary:

The Development Coordinator provides assistance and support in the planning, implementation, and growth of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s under the direction of the Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s with an emphasis on growing Walk to End Alzheimer’s events, enhancing event experience, and ensuring continued revenue growth.


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

  • Providing support to volunteer-led committees towards the successful implementation of a mass-market walk event. This includes but is not limited to: aiding in committee recruitment; providing supports to committee leaders in management of the committee; and actively engaging committee members in their individual work tasks.  Using current connections and develop new connections to support the Association in building these committees
  • Providing ongoing support to Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams towards maximizing fundraising and the overall event experience. This includes recruiting new teams, engaging returning teams, coaching teams on successful fundraising, and recognizing teams for their success.  Working with both friends and family and corporate teams as assigned
  • Assisting with Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee and logistics
  • Assisting with procuring sponsorships to support Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as assigned
  • Assisting with Walk to End Alzheimer’s wraparound events including team recruitment and engagement with an emphasis on full mission engagement
  • Attending networking events and groups on behalf of Association as assigned
  • Assisting with media partnerships and marketing opportunities as assigned


  • Degree preferred in a related field or equivalent work experience and education
  • 1-3 years of progressive, professional experience in non-profit field
  • Fundraising experience with an emphasis on mass market events preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft office applications
  • Experience with Luminate Online preferred
  • Experience with Google Suite preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to engage effectively with volunteers, staff, and external contacts
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job
  • Ability and willingness to travel as need to perform job duties, including providing support to additional Walks on event days
  • Ability to lift, carry and transport materials up to 30 lbs


Position Location: Southfield, MI

Full time or Part time: Full-time based on a 37.5 hour work week

Position Grade: 203

Reports To: Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, 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 and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.


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