Job Description

General Summary:  

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.  Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the signature fund raising of the Alzheimer’s association.  The Walk Manager is responsible for the year-round coordination and implementation of the Capital District and several regional Walks to End Alzheimer’s.  This person must be enthusiastic, highly organized, self-motivated and able to oversee all aspects of Walk including recruiting/mentoring/and partnering with volunteers and colleagues to meet aggressive participant, sponsorship and fundraising goals, as well as, manage the event day experience for all chapter Walks.  This position is a key member of the Development Department.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for the growth, leadership, and management of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Capital District and throughout the 17 county Northeastern NY chapter region
* Develop and follow a comprehensive plan for all the Walk events that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development marketing/PR and logistics
* Serve as a liaison with the National office by communicating regularly and providing timely reports and attending Walk trainings
* Develop community contacts to recruit high level volunteer leadership on the Walk planning committees and to garner community support
* Ensure that all Walks have high level volunteer leadership in place and provide training, coaching and other assistance to the assist the Walk leadership volunteers to reach goals
* Maintain close communications with volunteer committee leadership and provide resources and expertise as needed
* Work with other members of the development department (and other staff in the regions)to develop and maintain relationships with key corporate partners and sponsors and insure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities 
* Promote employee education sessions in local community corporations to generate awareness for our cause; to reach out to others; to give back to the corporate sector;  and open doors for new sponsorship opportunities
* Work with the development and marketing staff to identify appropriate audiences, create messaging/promotion opportunities and develop a cohesive and strategic communications plan to maximize event exposure and participation
* Participate in development strategy, staff, and Walk meetings 
* Provide information as needed for chapter publications and all Walk correspondence
* Prepare correspondence, budgets, committee agendas and minutes as appropriate
* Provide support and assistance to participants with online registration, developing personal Walk websites, and all questions relate to team captain duties, donations and fundraising
* Manage the Walk day logistics including venue contracts and insurance certificate completion,   day of volunteers, parking, registration, refreshments, sponsor tables, opening ceremony, and awards details
* Ensure that Walk donations are accurately recorded, processed and acknowledged
* Ensure that all Walk partners, sponsors,  participants and volunteer s are acknowledged
* Evaluate event success against projected goals and accomplishments, analyze results and make recommendations for course corrections throughout the year
* Assure compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements
* Complete other assignments as requested by committee volunteers or supervisors

Minimum Requirements:

* Bachelor’s Degree
* Three years of experience in a related field; ideally working in a non-profit with fundraising, volunteer coordination and/or event management responsibilities
* Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize, coordinate and advance several projects simultaneously 
* Ability to utilize excellent judgment, accept responsibility, and give careful attention to details
* Ability to motivate, inspire and delegate work to Walk committee volunteers and Walk event volunteers
* Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to support and articulately promote the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and our event fundraising goals and strategies.
* Ability to work independently with little daily supervision
* Ability to work a flexible schedule,  including late evening and early morning work as needed (average 2-4 times per month and Saturdays during Walk season (September-October)
* Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business
* Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
* Must be able to bend, lift, carry, transport, and set up a variety of print and event materials related to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s (weighing up to 40 pounds)
* Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and fundraising software, Gmail, Convio, and social networking programs
* Willingness to assist with other chapter events as needed
* Willingness to work with culturally and ethnically diverse communities

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