Position title: Walk Manager
Location: Cleveland, OH or Akron, OH
Work hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5-hour work week)
Reports to: Senior Walk 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 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.
This position is responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events 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 through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing Walk-brand awareness and visibility in the community. Based in Cleveland, OH or Akron, OH this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.
- Responsible for recruitment of volunteer community leaders and training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s event(s).
- Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners.
- Responsible for overall Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteer committee development, team recruitment and retention strategies, budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation for the assigned Walk To End Alzheimer’s event(s).
- Through volunteer networks, prospecting, cultivating and stewarding Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve development goals.
- 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.
- Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities 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.
- Ensure Walk to End Alzheimer’s standards are being followed.
- Works with regional communication team to ensures inclusion of Walk information and events within Chapter promotional/communications channels including email, social media, e-News, public relations and local marketing.
- Responsible for other duties as assigned.
- Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.
- Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s preferred.
- 2-3 years progressive, professional fund development and volunteer management experience required. 4-5 years preferred.
- Preferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background
- Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Develops and demonstrates proven results in fundraising through partnerships, using skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar, while working with others to accomplish goals.
- Demonstrated success in the development and implementation Walk/run/bike events preferred.
- Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills.
- Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy.
- Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships programs.
- Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job.
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and transport up to 25lbs of materials.
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 65% within the assigned territory. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill the job goals.
- While most travel is same-day, occasional overnight and/or air travel may be required.
- Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of insurance.
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 of their choosing, Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
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.