Job Description


Job Title: Outreach Coordinator

Location: South Dakota

Work Hours: Full-time

Grade: 106

Reports To: Executive Director

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:

This position will lead strategy, development and implementation of Chapter events including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, The Longest Day, and third party.  The outreach coordinator is also responsible for managing the Chapter’s relationship around events with the National office and implementing event standards.


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

Constituent Events:

Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:

  • Lead the Chapter-wide Walk program  
  • Identify new Walk sponsors and steward relationships with current sponsors
  • Recruit and manage volunteer leadership for all Walks across the chapter
  • Manage stewardship standards for event participants
  • Prospect, cultivate and steward Walk teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve the Chapter’s development goals
  • Project-manage to create, organize, acquire and/or distribute all Chapter-wide print collateral, products, materials and supplies necessary for the Walk program
  • Work with Executive Director to develop marketing plan for Walk and determine paid advertisement placements
  • Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing related to Walk
  • Maintain the Walk websites and all related setup, reports and information

The Longest Day, Benefit Events, Cause Marketing and Other Events:

  • Direct planning and Chapter strategy around The Longest Day
  • Recruit and manage volunteer leadership for the Longest Day
  • Direct strategy and manage relationships with high-level and/or strategic benefit event partners
  • Identify and cultivate relationships that might lead to new benefit events or cause related marketing events
  • Assist with social media and promotion of all Chapter events


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of special events, such as galas, walks, runs or similar programs 
  • Ability to sell the Chapter’s programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers
  • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of Chapter-wide or multi-state events preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, coach and supervise staff and volunteers in a fundraising environment preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

The Outreach Coordinator will be expected to be proficient with:

  • Personal computer
  • Multi-line telephone, Conference phone
  • Photocopier, Fax machine
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout
  • Raiser’s Edge and/or other databases
  • Previous experience with Convio preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
  • Must be able to see the “big picture” and manage staff and volunteer work direction to that goal
  • High level of enthusiasm and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work under stress and successfully handle several projects at once
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to memorize, diagnose and solve problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor
  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and move about to retrieve files
  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs, bend and stoop

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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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