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Director, Walk Training

Job Location

Constituent Relations, IL

General Summary

The Director will lead the core training program for Chapters (all levels including Executive) and volunteers for Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee national training program for Walk to End Alzheimer's to the nationwide Chapter network and volunteers. 
  • Manage development and delivery of comprehensive training curriculum including but not limited to web-based tools, on-the-ground specialty programs, and weekly teleconference sessions. 
  • Work closely with internal Events team leadership, marketing and other internal teams and Chapter Advisory Councils to identify, build and deliver internal and external event best practices and strategies; training curriculum should include new staff and volunteer orientations, new program rollouts, and reinforcement of key success strategies and tactics.
  • Serve as lead staff of annual Walk training conference and additional regional or local training meetings.
  • Develop comprehensive evaluation tools, monitor individual chapter progress, and coach chapter leadership to meet goals.
  • Manage and coach Walk training/consulting team.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5 - 7 years national or regional event management and training experience required in a non-profit environment.
  • VHA local or regional executive leadership experience preferred.
  • Successful candidate must have organized Walk event experience, but have the skills to adapt program experience into a program appropriately to our organization.
  • Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers.
  • Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment. Extremely efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. Capable of handling diversified assignments and highly adaptable.
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills. (Includes presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively.)
  • Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Self-starter, requiring little supervision.
  • Understanding of various computer systems and databases. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Experience with Convio a major plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of time as required.

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Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.