The Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter provides education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals, and the community. The Walk Manager supports the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association by coordinating fundraising events, increasing public awareness and building community support in the Florida Gulf Coast area. This individual seeks and secures funding collaborative partnerships and works closely with volunteers, staff and members of the community to achieve strategic goals.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Working collaboratively with the Development Team, the Walk Manager will:
* Coordinate all aspects of the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2 locations; Sarasota/Manatee and Lakeland Florida
* Responsible for the recruitment and cultivation of The Longest Day teams and participants
* Recruit, motivate and assist team captains and their team members for Walk events.
* Track, grow, and build constituents to reach their team and individual goals, including tracking and reaching overall sponsor, team, and participation goals.
* Working in collaboration with the Director of Corporate Initiatives, serve as a liaison to businesses, organizations, and/or individuals who sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
* Recruit, train and manage volunteers to support all aspects of assigned fundraising events.
* Schedule planning meetings including preparing agendas, meeting minutes and holding volunteers accountable of all assigned fundraising events.
* Use various contact means (phone, email, in person, social media) to promote the Walks and other events.
* Work with staff and volunteers to identify and cultivate new sources of funding and in-kind contributions from businesses, foundations and community organizations.
* Represent the chapter through public speaking, media interviews and community involvement as requested.
* Monitor goals and budget for each Walk.
* Assist volunteers, speakers, sponsors, constituents and other attendees on the day of the events.
* Use MS office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook etc.)
The chapter hosts/sponsors other events for visibility and fundraising, as well as third party events which are sponsored by others with proceeds supporting the Alzheimer’s Association. The Walk Manager will play a role in these events. These events include:
* Reason to Hope - Community Luncheons/Breakfasts
* Corporate Lunch and Learns
* Research presentations
* Cause-related marketing projects
* Bachelor’s degree in marketing, sales or related field; or equivalent work experience.
* Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
* Ability to communicate in person and by phone with internal and external customers.
* Initiative and maturity; quick learner.
* Ability to lift and move 20-30 pounds.
* Strong personality who can maintain composure under pressure.
* Ability to ask for donations, sponsorships and team participation.
* Willingness and ability to drive within the counties of our service area.
* Trustworthy to handle donations in the form of cash, check, credit card or in-kind.
* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
* Ability to work with a wide range of people including family caregivers, volunteers, public officials, and people of high prominence in the community.
* Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
* Presents self in a professional manner.
* Ability to work daytime, some evenings and weekends.