Job Description


Job Title:  Walk Manager, Dubuque


Location: Dubuque


Work Hours:  Full-time


Grade: 105


Reports to: Director of Events


Status:  Exempt, 1.0 FTE


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:


The Walk Manager is responsible for planning and implementing fund development activities in assigned counties. The individual has responsibility for Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and other fundraising events as well as supporting other fund development activities.  The Development Specialist collaborates with other employees and volunteers to advance all the strategic goals of the Alzheimer’s Association.  The Iowa Chapter serves 86 counties from its headquarters in West Des Moines and branch offices throughout the state.



Essential Job Functions

Raising Revenue

  • Coordinate all aspects of Walk to End Alzheimer’s in assigned communities Cedar Falls, Decorah, and Dubuque.
  • Support The Longest Day through the recruitment, retention and support of team captains.
  • Support activities to raise revenue from individuals by identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective donors.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to identify and cultivate new sources of funding and in-kind contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations and community organizations.
  • Maintain accurate records of event participation and other metrics.
  • Fully utilize Association-wide constituent management and event management systems (i.e. Convio and Personify).  
  • Serve as a liaison to businesses, organizations and/or individuals who sponsor third-party special events to benefit the chapter.   


Community Outreach

  • Present education programs for lay audiences, information on Alzheimer’s Association services and facts about Alzheimer’s disease through public speaking, health fair exhibits and other methods.
  • Provide information and referrals to individuals who contact Alzheimer’s Association following established protocols.
  • Support objectives to accelerate Alzheimer’s research by promoting participation in Trial Match.
  • Support Association initiatives to increase concern about Alzheimer’s disease and awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association and serve as the representative of the Association on local media interviews.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director to promote local programs and events.
  • Collaborate with the Public Policy Director to recruit advocates and support public policy initiatives.
  • Participant in related community coalitions to advance strategic objectives.


Volunteer Management

  • Recruit, train, manage and recognize volunteers to support assigned duties.
  • Identify, refer and support volunteers to increase constituent engagement in all areas of the Association’s strategic plan.



  • Assist with the annual budgeting process and manage assigned activities within budgeted parameters.
  • Collaborate with other chapters in Region 5 to accelerate progress toward Association goals.
  • Submit timely and accurate records and reports, newsletter articles and other information as requested by the chapter staff.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in event planning, marketing, business management, communications, public relations or related field.
  • Three years related experience in fundraising, sales and/or volunteer management.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals, including volunteers, business and community leaders, and persons with dementia and their families.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Strong organizational skills to plan, implement and evaluate strategic objectives.
  • Demonstrated success in working independently and managing multiple projects
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to recruit, train and supervise volunteers.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint and Google applications.      


Working Conditions:

  • Hours of work are generally 8:00 am to 4:30 Monday through Friday.  
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours to fulfill work requirements.
  • Workload will fluctuate with varying deadlines and priorities.
  • Work may be conducted in a variety of environments, including office, home and public meeting spaces.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload to meet deadlines and achieve performance objectives.
  • Ability to communicate in person, by phone and electronically with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to analyze data and present in written and oral form.
  • Ability to operate office equipment as listed below.
  • Ability to lift maximum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to drive personal or rental vehicle within assigned territory and beyond to perform job duties.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.

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


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.

Application Instructions

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