Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Events Manager is responsible for the implementation of our signature events, Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and The Longest Day. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, and ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States continuing to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country. The Longest Day is leading the peer-to-peer fundraising space with innovation and creativity, providing an excellent opportunity to engage new audiences in the fight to end Alzheimer’s among many diverse activity groups, from the golfing and hiking communities to live streamers and bridge players. Measurable outcomes for this position include meeting or exceeding predetermined financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation and community partnerships, as well as increasing brand awareness and visibility in the community.



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

  • Manage multiple volunteer-led constituent events simultaneously that result in revenue growth year over year
  • Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
  • Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders Represent the Alzheimer’s Association and make presentations at corporate and community events
  • Recruit, manage, and coach volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals
  • Recruit, cultivate and steward event teams, sponsors and participants
  • Build sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation and heightened brand awareness
  • Ability to manage event budgets, train volunteers, work to set timelines and milestones and use data to affect positive outcomes


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, equivalent experience acceptable
  • 1 - 4 years of proven experience in a nonprofit development/fundraising setting or equivalent experience of meeting sales targets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners   
  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion, coupled with the ability to work in a highly matrixed organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication and follow through
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 60% within the assigned territory by car.  Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil 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 evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings, Walk and wraparound events
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Adobe Suite and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn Luminate/Convio software


Position Location: Cohoes, NY

Full time

Position Grade: 205

Reports To: Director of Development


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.

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.


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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