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Walk Manager

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General Summary

The Walk Manager is an enthusiastic, highly organized, self-motivated person who will oversee all aspects of Walk from start to finish. This person must be able to recruit, mentor, coach and partner directly with volunteers and colleagues to meet aggressive participant and sponsorship recruitment and fundraising goals, as well as manage the Walk day experience for all chapter Walks. Candidate must be able to exercise excellent judgment, accept responsibility, and give careful attention to details. Must be skilled in multiple software programs and be willing to learn and excel in donor software systems.

Essential Job Functions

- Implement and execute a year round, chapter-wide strategic plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's. 
- Proactively manage metrics reporting system, goal setting process, and donation records. 
- Evaluate event success against projected goals and accomplishments, analyze results and make recommendations for course corrections. 
- Actively seek opportunities to improve efficiency and quality of Walk Day experience. 
- Work cooperatively and creatively with volunteers and staff to exceed fundraising goals. 
- Implement and execute plan to recruit, retain, and motivate participants (individual walkers and team captains) to increase walk revenue. 
- Work in partnership with Development Director to secure walk sponsorships. 
- Serve as a liaison with National by communicating regularly and providing timely reports and attending Walk trainings. 
- Work collaboratively with Communications Director to create a cohesive and strategic communications plan to maximize walk exposure. 
- Work collaboratively with Committee Chairs to ensure full mission experience for volunteers, walkers, and sponsors on and leading up to Walk Day.   
- Recruit, develop and manage volunteer leaders to plan and implement Walk; committee must include volunteers to manage logistics, team recruitment and engagement, sponsorship, mission elements and promotion/marketing of the walk. 
- Define clear and timely goals, objectives, and expectations to volunteers and provide support, technical expertise, and resources when needed. 
- Maintain positive communication and professional relationship with volunteers.  - Assist in the identification and cultivation of event volunteer leadership on an ongoing basis.  
- Create a work environment that supports teamwork, collaboration and cooperation between volunteers, participants, sponsors, and staff.   
- Manage all activities and efforts related to Walk to End Alzheimer's. 
- Responsible for recruiting, training, supporting and evaluating all walk volunteers. 
- Define clear and timely goals, objectives, and expectations with Committee Chairs and/or assigned staff and provide support, resources, and technical expertise when needed.

Minimum Requirements

- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience. 
- Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize, coordinate and advance several projects simultaneously. 
- Excellent 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 Email, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.  - Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evening and early morning work as needed and Saturdays and Sundays throughout August, September, and October when Walks occur. 
- Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance. 
- Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business. 
- Must be able to lift, carry, transport, and setup a variety of materials related to Walk to End Alzheimer's (weighing up to 50 pounds).   
- Special event/fund development experience strongly preferred. 
- Experience with Convio, Gmail suite and Microsoft Office preferred. 
- Public speaking experience. 
- Proven relationship building skills. 

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Maine
383 U.S. Route 1
Suite 2C
Scarborough, ME 04074

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.