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Senior Manager of Walk

Job Location

San Jose, CA

General Summary

Reporting to the Bay Area Director of Walk, the Senior Manager will play a key leadership role in achieving budgetary and strategic goals as part of the Alzheimer's Association Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter's strategic plan.

As a member of the comprehensive development team, he/she is responsible for the growth and development of the Walk to End Alzheimer's events within the Chapter geography.

Walk to End Alzheimer's is the signature fundraising event of the Alzheimer's Association.

With concentration in the Bay Area Metro market, he/she will have primary responsibility for Walk-related Chapter-wide corporate engagement in collaboration with the Corporate Initiatives Manager and Special Events Managers; Walk staff and volunteer onboarding and training within the Chapter, and transition management for all Walks in Chapter territory. The Senior Manager will work directly with the Special Events Managers to develop strategies to recruit, train and manage high-level volunteer planning committees to lead the Walks in their respective communities.

This position is based in the San Jose, California office and reports to Director of Walk. This is a full-time exempt position, 37.5 hours/ week.

BENEFITS Business Casual Work Environment, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, Direct Deposit, Credit Union, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Referral Bonus Program, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement, Eldercare Leave and more!

Essential Job Functions

Sponsorship & Corporate Engagement

  • Responsible for overall growth and management of Walk to End Alzheimer's in Chapter territory.

  • Responsible for achieving and growing current sponsorship revenue targets of $915K in partnership with the Special Events Managers.

  • Retain at least 70% of existing Multi-Walk sponsors (sponsors supporting 2 or more Walks).

  • Ensure that at least 70% of Multi-Walk sponsors have Walk teams each year.

  • Ongoing communication, training, coaching of Walk staff and volunteers as it pertains to Walk to End Alzheimer's and cultivation & development of corporate partnerships.

  • Prospect, qualify & cultivate a new network of high level contacts for the Chapter and recruit and activate at least 10 new corporate teams &/or sponsors for Silicon Valley, San Francisco and East Bay Walks.

  • In collaboration with Corporate Initiatives Manager, promote and organize employee education sessions and volunteerism in at least 4 new corporations throughout the Bay Area 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.

    Staff and Volunteer Onboarding & Training

  • Assist in the coordination of Walk orientations/onboarding for new staff, in addition to coordinating the Regional Walk Training, Fall Strategy Meeting and alternate trainings for both volunteers and staff, in collaboration with the Directors of Walk.

  • Provide onboarding and training to Walk staff members and volunteers, in the areas of community outreach and mobilization, sales and recruitment, volunteer management, and organizational policies and best practices.

  • Develop and implement stewardship practices to strengthen relationships and establish long-term satisfaction and retention of high-level sponsors and donors, key volunteers and top teams.

  • In partnership with new Special Events Managers, assist in the creation of a comprehensive growth and development plan for the Walk events that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics.

  • Develop community contacts to recruit high level volunteer leadership on Walk planning committees and garner community support.

  • Recruit, develop and implement a Chapter-wide Volunteer Walk Leadership Council of 5-10 members. In partnership with Directors of Walk, Sr. Manager will help train & coach Council to lead Regional Walk Training and assist Council in providing virtual mentorship of Chapter Walk volunteers.

    Transition Management

  • Provide transition management during vacancies by partnering with the Directors of Walk to develop strategic plans to increase event metrics in all areas, while seamlessly moving the events between staff partners.

  • During times of staff transition, act as primary support person and relationship manager across the Chapter territory, ensuring continuous customer service and support to volunteer leaders and other key constituents.

  • Provide information as needed for Chapter publications and all Walk correspondence.

  • Prepare own correspondence, budgets, committee agendas and minutes as appropriate.

  • Assure compliance with Alzheimer's Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Other assignments as requested by the Bay Area Director of Walk.

  • Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • 3-5 years proven track record of revenue and expense budget management

  • 3-5 years leadership experience in fundraising and corporate partnerships.

  • 3-5 years proven track record of strong special event fundraising performance with year over year growth

  • 3-5 years related experience with staff and volunteer management and project management responsibilities

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and fundraising software, Convio, G-mail and social networking programs.

  • Willingness to work in culturally and ethnically diverse communities

  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Chapter territory as needed

  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion


  • Superior motivator (written and verbal) with the ability to encourage others to maximize potential and achieve challenging organization goals

  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets and develop work processes

  • Strategic decision-making skills, demonstrating effective cost/benefit (trade-off) analysis and reflecting process-oriented solutions

  • Goal and outcome focused, reflecting a clear appreciation of both the needs of diverse client populations and the organization's operational limits

  • Strong awareness of the social, economic, political environment in which the Association operates, since part of its effectiveness is in partnering in the larger community


    • by mail:
      Send resume to:
      Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada
      2290 North First Street
      Suite 101
      San Jose, CA 95131

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




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