Job Title: Walk Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Reports To: Associate Director, Walk
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 www.alz.org 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.
The Walk Coordinator is an integral part of a team that raises funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision, mission, programs and services through the world’s largest fundraiser: the Walk the End Alzheimer’s®. This position works primarily to support the efforts of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Twin Cities, including working with a robust volunteer committee, rental companies, and several other organizations to ensure a safe and fun event day for over 10,000 participants. This position also assists with Walk initiatives for the eighteen Walk events throughout the chapter.
The Walk Coordinator should have a love for special event management, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external constituents and volunteers.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Walk Event Planning & Production
- Manage, recruit and train the volunteer chair and committee members either logistics and/or retention for the Twin Cities Walk
- Manage National Team program for Twin Cities Walk
- Assist with the strategic plan and manage the execution of Walk day logistics for the Twin Cities Walk, including: rentals, walk route, site details, contracts, catering, decor, entertainment, transportation, equipment
- Collaborate with Director of Volunteer Engagement to create call lists and other walk-related volunteer projects for non-committee volunteers
- Assist in creating and managing training materials for event day volunteers and staff, specify staff roles and requirements, and pre-train event day volunteers and staff
- Assist with all Twin Cities Walk wraparound events (e.g., kickoffs, registration weeks, bank nights, contest weeks, etc.) and all walker stewardship and cultivation initiatives
- Propose ideas to improve provided services, event quality and efficiencies
- Prepare Walk data reporting (e.g., biweekly reports, benchmarking, queries, stewardship call sheets, etc.)
- Coordinate and track all Twin Cities Walk sponsors (to be used internally to fulfill sponsorship benefits)
- Maintain and update Walk websites for all Walks
- Manage merchandise orders, the distribution of marketing collateral, the walker incentive program and supply requests for all Walks
- Support all chapter development staff in content creation and messaging on the peer-to-peer texting platform "Hustle" as the Organization Administrator.
- Assist in onboarding and continued training for chapter wide Walk staff
- Provide customer service for walker website assistance and donation questions for all Walks
- Assist with contact lists, scripts and details for staff team recruitment day
- Provide meeting support for Walk Committee meetings and other Walk-related meetings
- Support regional Walks to End Alzheimer’s as needed
- Provide training, supervision and work direction to special event interns
- Represent the Association at designated benefit events or other Association events
- At least 1-2 years coordinating special events
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or 1-3 years work experience in a nonprofit setting
- Understanding of development and fundraising events preferred
- Professional experience in a nonprofit fundraising setting preferred
- Experience working with volunteers preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Equipment / SOFTWARE:
The walk coordinator will be expected to be proficient with:
- Personal computer
- Multi-line telephone, Conference phone (Preferred)
- Photocopier, Fax machine (Preferred)
- Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, mail merges, etc
- Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Drive, Hangout, Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.
- Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision
- Excellent customer service skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to analyze, 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 occasionally lift 25 lbs, bend and stoop
- Persons from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
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.