Manager, Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter
About the Position
This position reporting directly to the Senior Development Director and is responsible for the oversight of the (3) three Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events in the following counties: Ottawa, Mason, Muskegon. This position will lead community volunteers 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. This position will be based in either Muskegon or Holland with a combination of office and remote work. This position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.
Location: Muskegon, MI or Holland, MI
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Reports To: Sr. Development Director
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.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- 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 each of the (3) three Walk To End Alzheimer’s in the following counties – Ottawa, Mason, and Muskegon.
- Through volunteer networks, prospecting, cultivating and stewarding Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve development goal totaling $175,000.
- 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.
- Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
- 2-3 years progressive, professional fund development and volunteer management experience required. 4-5 years of experience preferred
- Peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- 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
How to Apply
About the Organization
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.