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Signature Events Coordinator

Job Location

Richmond, VA

General Summary

The Signature Events Coordinator supports the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.  The primary purpose of the Signature Events Coordinator is to support the successful execution of the Alzheimer's Association's two signature events: Walk to End Alzheimer's (Walk) and The Longest Day (TLD). Priority roles with each event include increasing revenue, generating awareness and mobilizing volunteers.

The position is located in the Richmond Office and reports to the Director of Constituent Events. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Follow Walk and TLD standards and best practices for leadership development, increased participation and event revenue growth.
  • Follow comprehensive plan for Walk and TLD that includes budget, timelines, reports, recruitment, retention, volunteer committee engagement, mission integration and logistics.
  • Meet benchmark deadlines for successful goal attainment and event execution.
  • Serve as the Staff lead for Volunteer Committees in support of the Greater Richmond and Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Walks.
  • Support Volunteer Committees and recruit additional volunteers for committees and event day in partnership with Director of Constituent Events and VP of Development. 
  • Work with Walk Committee and program staff to organize and participate in community outreach activities and presentations that promote the Walk and Alzheimer's Association mission and services.
  • Support event logistic chair and committee with Walk logistics (i.e. site permits, donated food and supplies, transporting supplies, determining Walk site layout and routes).
  • Work with team captains to maximize their fundraising efforts by coaching them on wrap around fundraising ideas for teams and attending such activities as appropriate.
  • Recruit TLD Committee including Chair, Recruitment Chair, Engagement Chair, and Marketing & Outreach Chair.
  • Work with TLD Committee to support increasing past team participation, fundraising and volunteer engagement as well as identifying and registering new teams, supporting their onboarding, recruitment and fundraising efforts. Initiate and drive team creativity and innovation.
  • Monitor activities to identify trends and best practices, measure impact of specific actions, identify and address issues as they arise, adjusting plans as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three to five years related experience in development, fundraising, and/or volunteer management
  • Preference given for experience in a non-profit setting with successful execution of mass-market fundraising events.
  • Driven by goals and outcomes, the candidate must be able to set priorities, manage his/her time, delegate appropriate tasks to volunteers, and meet deadlines to ensure goal attainment and expected results.
  • Strong customer service orientation with the ability to work with a wide range of individuals; including volunteers, business and community leaders, and persons with dementia and their families.
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early mornings and occasional weekends; ability to travel if required.
  • Willingness and ability to represent Chapter at meetings and special events.
  • Valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance, and access to reliable personal vehicle to meet travel requirements.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Richmond
    4600 Cox Road
    Suite 130
    Glen Allen, VA 23060

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.