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Job Openings

Director of Special Events – Ann Arbor Office
The Director of Special Events provides management-level leadership and is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies across the Michigan Great Lakes territory to meet revenue goals. 


  • Build understanding for the Alzheimer’s Association, its research, programs and services in all communications with current and potential and current volunteers and donors.

  • Plan and execute fundraising events including but not limited to The Longest Day, Blondes vs. Brunettes, the Ann Arbor Golf Outing, with duties to include the recruitment and management of volunteer committees; cultivation and solicitation of sponsors; oversight of promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics.

  • Recruit and train high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue.

  • Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events.

  • Actively participate in the chapter’s management team to ensure effective integration of strategic directions into development work plan.

  • Work with the Executive Director to manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship process for non-event donors and prospects.

  • With the Executive Director, provide leadership in developing the chapter’s fundraising program to ensure a diverse revenue stream using all appropriate fund raising vehicles including annual campaigns, memorials, corporate sponsorships, major and planned gifts, and special events.

  • Cultivate prospects and current donors in the areas of intermediate gifts, planned giving and corporations and foundations support for the chapter.  Collaborate with national staff in combined fundraising efforts as appropriate.

  • Ensure that donor directions are met and that all fundraising activities meet the highest ethical standards.

  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events.

  • Assist with the maintenance of accurate donor database information.

  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.

  • Review and monitor revenue accounting and reporting systems in a timely manner.

  • Work effectively with groups and individuals from diverse racial ethnic groups.  Ensure that all are invited to support the Association and its work.

  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

  • 5+ years work-related experience preferred in marketing, fundraising, sales, non-profit management or related field.

  • Prior experience in strategic planning and budget development preferred.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required.

  • Prior experience with constituent relationship manager software preferred.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with minimal supervision required.

  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, delegate and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent attention to detail required.

  • Exemplifies initiative and is flexible when faced with competing demands.

  • Ability to deal with a variety of personalities in a positive manner.

  • Must be a team player.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings,early mornings and occasional weekends

Click here to apply, or for more information.  No phone calls please.

Walk Manager – Ann Arbor Office
The Walk Manager is an enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated person who will oversee all aspects of Walk from start to finish. This person must be able to recruit, manage and partner directly with volunteers and colleagues to meet aggressive participant and sponsorship recruitment and fundraising goals, as well as manage the day of 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.


  • 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 Executive Director and Chapter leaders 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 regional Program Coordinators 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 logistic, team recruitment and engagement, sponsorship, and marketing aspects of the walk.

  • Define clear and timely goals, objectives, and expectations to strategic 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 a continual basis.

  • Create a work environment that supports teamwork, collaboration and cooperation between volunteers, participants, sponsors, and staff departments

  • Supervise all activities, staff, 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 assigned staff and provide support, resources, and technical expertise when needed

  • Create a work environment that supports teamwork, collaboration and cooperation between volunteers, participants, sponsors, and staff.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 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 Email, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evening and early morning work as needed (average 2-3 times per month) 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

  • Public speaking experience

  • Proven relationship building skills

Click here to apply, or for more information.  No phone calls please.


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Our chapter is always looking for volunteers to help in a variety of ways (learn more about local opportunities).



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