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Walk Manager

Job Location

Columbia, MO

General Summary

The Manager, Walk to End Alzheimer's identifies, cultivates and manages volunteer relationships within the community that directly increase resources for the mission of the Alzheimer's Association through the signature event of the Alzheimer's Association, Walk to End Alzheimer's, as well as organization of the chapter's annual Roast event. Measurable outcomes of this position are achieving designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation and community partnerships as well as increasing Walk-brand visibility in the community.

Essential Job Functions

Fund Development:

  • Responsible for reaching financial, participant and team number goals from designated territory through effective volunteer management to achieve overall chapter Walk to End Alzheimer's goal.
  • Develop resources needed to build chapter's capacity by identifying individual donors, teams, fundraisers, corporate partners and third-party fundraisers.
  • Mobilize community volunteers and be able to recruit and train leadership volunteers to implement successful Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising strategy and event.
  • Focus and support Walk Volunteer Planning Committee on best practices around team and corporate sponsorship recruitment, team cultivation/retention, team fundraising and local Walk promotion and marketing.
  • Grow Chapter-wide Champions Club Program by implementing cultivation and donor-development strategies, increase number of Champion's Club participants. This may include special events as the program grows.
  • Through the Team Mentor Program, cultivate top performing teams in designated territory to return year after year and target mid-level performing teams to grow fundraising support.
  • Build relationships with Team Captains through the Walk Volunteer Planning Committee to ensure growth in fundraising and walkers.

Increasing Chapter and Walk-brand Visibility:

  • Increase chapter and Walk-brand visibility through community development in the designated territory by implementing strategies of outreach and fund development plans. Seek and identify key community influencers and promotional partners who will assist in building chapter and Walk presence in the community.
  • Build connections with target professionals and families through participation in appropriate events to reach business/organization supporters, Alzheimer persons and their families (networking opportunities, speaking engagements,health fairs, public appearances, etc.).
  • Oversee volunteer-led grassroots marketing campaigns in target population pockets in designated territory to increase Walk-brand visibility (such as Dine Out to End Alzheimer's).
  • Make referrals to core chapter services based on professional assessment of need; periodically provide information and referral to appropriate chapter services.

General tasks and responsibilities:

  • Maintain monthly reports, to track progress towards goals.
  • Attend chapter meetings and special events as scheduled. Serve as liaison to internal committees and relevant advisory committees and workgroups as assigned.
  • Partners heavily with Development department, Outreach department and Communications and Marketing Department.


  • Office located at 2400 Bluff Creek Dr., Columbia, MO. Territory defined as Mid-Missouri, including Columbia, Macon, Kirksville and the surrounding counties.
  • Extensive travel by personal car throughout chapter territory and by air to other meetings as needed.
  • Ability to operate designated office equipment.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Ability to carry up to 25 pounds of equipment and supplies.
  • Able to work well in high-stress, high-demand working environments.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of three years' experience and proven track record in non-profit fundraising and/or corporate sales.
  • Marketing, community organizing and public health education skills necessary.
  • Successful experience recruiting and working with volunteers in fund raising activities.
  • Donor and fund development experience and skills necessary.
  • Strong public speaking skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Outlook; Internet proficient.
  • Proficient in Convio Luminate software preferred.


  •  Self-starter and willing to take initiative; able to work independently with accountability.
  • Ability to work on a team and develop relationships in the community.
  • Detail-oriented, efficient, and ability to multi-task.
  • High level of integrity and diplomacy.
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and/or analyze growth opportunities.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams and outcomes.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. of equipment and supplies.

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the job holder. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary.

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  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri
    9370 Olive Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63132-3214

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.