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The Walk Manager supports the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association 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.
The primary purpose of the Walk Manager is to lead the execution of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Chapter area. Priority roles include increasing revenue, generating awareness and mobilizing volunteers, all of which will play a role in achieving budgetary and strategic goals as part of the Association’s strategic plan.
Essential Job Functions
Responsible for fund raising to achieve current revenue goals and developing and managing expense budgets for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in the Chapter area with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget
Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's that includes management of event budget, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics
Supervise Walk Coordinator staff position in Fort Worth and oversee seven WTEA events for chapter territory
Develop community contacts to recruit volunteer leadership for the Walk to End Alzheimer's planning committee and garner community support
Ensure Walk volunteer committees are recruited, trained and developed on the National Walk to End Alzheimer's timeline and utilizing best practices, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals
Utilize creative market building strategies such as cold calling, active community networking, social media and the ability to leverage volunteers' connections and spheres of influence to prospect, cultivate and manage new accounts
Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer's Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities
Ensure smooth integration of the Association's best practices, standards and guidelines
Maintain relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round and insure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities
Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing related to Walk
Manage the Walk websites and all related setup, reports and information
Promote employee education sessions in local corporations in the community to generate awareness for our cause; to reach out to others; to give back to the corporate sector, and to open new doors for sponsorship opportunities
Assure compliance with Alzheimer's Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements
Other assignments as requested.
A Culture of Collaboration
Fully engage in a culture where team collaboration is highly valued
Work as a team to accomplish, if not exceed, organizational goals in the National Strategic Plan
Participate in signature fundraising events
Walk to End Alzheimer's staff team and personal fundraising goals
Respond to public policy calls to action & participate in advocacy days
Enhance our culture of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the job
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
3-5 years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment
3-5 years’ experience in mass market fundraising events, with year over year growth in revenue
Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
Ability to promote the Association's programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers
Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of large events preferred
Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize coordinate and advance several projects simultaneously.
Strong verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to diplomatically engage with a variety of personalities in a positive manner.
Ability to motivate, inspire and delegate work to Walk volunteers.
Ability to work independently with little daily supervision.
Ability to support and articulately promote the mission of the Alzheimer's Association and our event fundraising strategies
Excellent computer skills including MS Office suite required. Familiarity with Convio and Gmail preferred.
Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills to represent the Association in a professional and compelling manner.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends as needed during peak Walk season.
Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business (mostly same day, intra-state travel).
Must be able to lift, carry, transport, and setup a variety materials (weighing up to 40 pounds)
Key Professional Attributes
Outgoing, positive, engaging and enthusiastic
Self-starter, able to work independently and problem-solve. Strong ability to self-manage with significant strength in time management.
Remain composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.
Willingness to work some evenings and weekends
Ability to work on a team and develop relationships in the community
Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
Detail-oriented, efficient, and ability to multi-task
Sensitivity to working with older adults and ability to work compassionately with persons with dementia or memory loss
Strong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with clients