Job Description


Job Title: Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s  (Home Office)

Location: Remote-based

Full time:  37.5 hours per week

Grade: 12

Reports To: Vice President, Constituent Events 

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:

The Director, Walk to End Alzheimer's will serve as the strategic lead for the Association’s signature event, Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This would include field support, training and resources for staff and volunteers and strategies to grow teams and fundraising dollars.  

This position is a remote based  and travel is up to 70%.


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

  • Participate as a senior team member of the Home Office Constituent Events team overseeing revenue growth and strategies as the lead for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s team
    • Oversee national program for Walk to End Alzheimer’s including training, resources and strategies for the Chapter network and volunteers.  
  • Develop and deliver training and consultation to Chapters.
    • Participate as the lead for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, working with Chapters to deliver training, identify opportunities and work directly with them on growth plans, strategies and tactics within our event standards and best practices. 
    • Develop plan for nationwide, regional and local trainings for Chapter staff and volunteers.
    • Manage development and delivery of comprehensive training curriculum including but not limited to web-based tools, on-the-ground specialty programs, and weekly teleconference sessions.  
    • Lead consulting and training efforts with assigned Chapter walk programs.
    • Lead development of nationwide on-boarding and training curriculum for Walk to End Alzheimer’s including face to face trainings, web based trainings and additional resources and support.
  • Monitor, evaluate and identify growth opportunities for Chapters as part of planning and ongoing process.
    • Monitor, analyze and determine strategies based on quantitative and qualitative results (data analysis or other).
  • Oversee all resources and materials for Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • Manage and coach Home Office Walk to End Alzheimer’s staff team.


  • Bachelor's degree 
  • 10 years national or regional event management and training experience required in a non-profit environment.
  • 5 years of experience managing and coaching staff 
  • VHA local or regional executive leadership experience preferred.
  • Successful candidate must have organized Walk event experience, but have the skills to adapt program experience into a program appropriately to our organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. 
  • Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment. Extremely efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. Capable of handling diversified assignments and highly adaptable.
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills. (Includes presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively.)
  • Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Self-starter, requiring little supervision.
  • Understanding of various computer systems and databases. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience with Luminate a major plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of time as required.

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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