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Director, Walk to End ALzheimer's

Job Location

Remote Location/Telecommuting

General Summary

The Director, Walk to End Alzheimer's will serve as the strategic lead for the Association's signature event, Walk to End Alzheimer's. This would include field support, training and resources for staff and volunteers and strategies to grow teams and fundraising dollars.  

This position is a remote (home office) based position and travel is up to 70%.

Essential Job Functions

  • Participate as a senior team member of the Constituent Events team overseeing revenue growth and strategies as the lead for the Walk to End Alzheimer's team
    • Oversee national program for Walk to End Alzheimer's including training, resources and strategies for the Chapter network and volunteers.  
    • Develop and deliver training and consultation to Chapters.
    • Participate as the lead for the Walk to End Alzheimer's team, working with Chapters to deliver training, identify opportunities and work directly with them on growth plans, strategies and tactics within our event standards and best practices. 
    • Develop plan for nationwide, regional and local trainings for Chapter staff 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.  
  • Lead consulting and training efforts with assigned Chapter walk programs.
  • Lead development of nationwide on-boarding and training curriculum for Walk to End Alzheimer's including face to face trainings, web based trainings and additional resources and support.
  • Monitor, evaluate and identify growth opportunities for Chapters as part of planning and ongoing process.
    • Monitor, analyze and determine strategies based on quantitative and qualitative results (data analysis or other).
  • Oversee all resources and materials for Walk to End Alzheimer's
  • Manage and coach home office Walk to End Alzheimer's staff team.

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ 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 bend, lift, transport and carry a variety of print and other materials (up to 25 pounds)
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of time as required.


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Home 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

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.