Job Description

Walk Director, Walk to End Alzheimer's

As the Walk Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, you join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States, and continues to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country.

Utilizing your proven networking and relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging key C-suite corporate and community partners.  As a successful fundraising leader who will manage the Portland peer to peer fundraising event annually, generate excitement and enthusiasm in the community for Walk to End Alzheimer’s you will coach and empower volunteers, ensuring strong volunteer committee retention and succession planning setting your event(s) up for success for years to come and inspiring your volunteers, teams, and participants to set fundraising goals that propel your event to be one of the most successful in the country.

You will be responsible for the implementation of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Portland to meet or exceed goals through coaching and mentoring as well as volunteer recruitment and empowerment, team and individual fundraising cultivation, and through the diligent execution of strategies that align with best and proven practices. 

This role is right for you if:

  • You have proven success at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation and heightened brand awareness
  • You have successfully recruited, managed, and coached volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals OR you are able to effectively assimilate our custom training on peer to peer fundraising and leverage your sales/relationship development background to recruit, manage and coach volunteers to implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals
  • You are known as a convener and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment that has resulted in long term community relationships
  • You love a challenge and have achieved or surpassed designated revenue and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, and community partnerships
  • You have demonstrated success at prospecting, cultivating and stewarding event teams, sponsors and participants
  • You have excellent communication and organization skills and are comfortable with managing event budgets, training volunteers, working to set timelines and milestones and using data to affect positive outcomes

What you Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 7-10 years of proven experience recruiting and mobilizing volunteers and community leaders to achieve goals, preferably in a peer-to-peer fundraising environment OR 7-10 years successful experience meeting sales targets
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, and establish accountability processes
  • A proven track record at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving organizational and revenue goals
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing strategies for identifying, recruiting and engaging high-level and C-Suite volunteer leadership,
  • Enthusiastic willingness to work with diverse communities and build an inclusive environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. (Office is in Lake Oswego, and the role is hybrid meaning mostly in the community.) 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 evenings and weekends as required for the job
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Google Suite, and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software

 

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