Job Description


Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s!  

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 a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you!  

This position is responsible for the implementation of the Pioneer Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in Holyoke, MA and the Berkshire County Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Adams, MA to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as 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: achieving designated financial and participant goals in excess of $385,500 annually through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing Walk-brand awareness and visibility in the community. Based in Holyoke, MA, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.  


  • Responsible for recruitment and development of volunteer community leaders and training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue and team goals.  This position will manage the Pioneer Valley Walk Planning Committee, the PV Executive Leadership Committee and the Berkshire Walk Planning Committee.
  • Execute plan for maximizing team participation to achieve revenue goals by retaining existing teams, attracting new ones from all sectors of the community and by providing fundraising guidance and support.  Total financial goal is $385,500 ($265,000 in PV and $120,500 in Berkshire County).
  • Act as the sole Development staff person for this large geographic territory, serving as “face” of the organization engaged in full-mission in all of Western MA.  Highly collaborative work with Regional Manager, Communications and Advocacy Departments.
  • Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant Chapter activities, Walk sponsorship and teams, and recognition opportunities.  
  • Work with the volunteer planning Committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.  
  • Responsible for following budgets, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation, as well as ensuring the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event standards are being followed.  
  • Assist Major Gift lead with prospects and cultivate donors.  Actively assist to recruit donors for research pre-reception events for large donors.  Additionally, work directly with Third Party and Wrap-around events.
  • Work with The Longest Day staff, identifying Teams/Participants and attending local events.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.  
  • Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.  Strong ability to work in a team environment is a must. 

Minimum requirements:  

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience  
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve financial  and volunteer recruitment goals  
  • Peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background strongly preferred   
  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners  
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships  
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels 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
  • 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 and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software 

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