Job Description


Job Title: Sr. Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s 

Location: Cleveland, OH or Akron, OH

Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade: 8

Reports To: Community Executive


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 reporting directly to the Community Executive Director is responsible for the oversight of 11 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events, implemented by 7 staff members.  This position will lead meet the team 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 second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States.  Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving 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 either Cleveland or Akron, Ohio this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.  


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

  • Responsible for overall Walk to End Alzheimer’s program for the Cleveland and Greater East Ohio Chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association including achievement of the Chapter’s revenue target of $2.1 million in 11 communities.  
  • Supervise and manage Walk to End Alzheimer’s 7 staff including onboarding, training and development. Responsible for managing the WTEA budgets, expenses and working with the Executive Director to set and meet these goals.
  • Responsible for recruiting and ensuring Walks have high level leadership volunteers in place and train, coach and develop Walk leadership volunteers to reach goals.
  • Work to develop a new network of high-level contacts for the chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships.
  • Execute Chapter 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.
  • Assure Chapter compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.
  • Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years successful track record in peer to peer fundraising or equivalent sales background.  7-10 years preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter with proven experience in managing a staff team 
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, develop work processes and supervise professionals
  • Preferred experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals.
  • Superior motivator (written and verbal) with the ability to encourage others to maximize potential and achieve challenging organization goals
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to work with large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomac
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% 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 insurance
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed for the job
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and transport up to 25 lbs of materials
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software


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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