Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures- but at the Alzheimer’s Association we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer's Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work for by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be part of our team- but we believe that person could be you.
This position is responsible for helping with the implementation of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement 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: helping the Chapter to achieve 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. Based in Melville, New York this position will require travel within the assigned territory.
Essential DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Researches, identifies and helps cultivate new funding sources (i.e. grant opportunities).
- Assist with the overall plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's within the territory to include team captain/walker recruitment and retention; sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; in-kind donations; all event logistics.
- Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners.
- Help execute plan for maximizing team participation to achieve revenue goals by retaining teams, attract new ones from all sectors of the community and by providing fundraising guidance and support.
- Support year-round relationships with corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
- Assist with other third party opportunities, special events and fundraising activities as needed.
- Represent chapter at public events, conferences, workshops and media events where there is fund raising potential.
- Support 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.
- Participates in Gift Processing Data Entry activities as needed.
- Ensure new community resources and related events are submitted to appropriate databases.
- Maintain accurate records of event participation and other metrics.
- Assist as needed with the annual budgeting process; and manages activities within budgeted parameters.
- Submit timely and accurate records and reports and other information as requested.
- Responsible for other duties as assigned.
- Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self-improvement
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
- 1 to 3 years in proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals.
- Preferred peer to peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background.
- Ability to work with volunteers at different level 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.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), Web, email.
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with ability to create and oversee systems to ensure office efficiency.
- Commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations, volunteers, legislators and public policy officials.
- Strong organizational skills to plan, implement and evaluate fundraising initiatives.
- Ability to listen effectively.
- Good decision-making skills.
- Ability to work independently .
- Presents self in a professional manner.
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials.
Job Reference #: 3485