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Walk Manager

Job Location

Wichita, KS

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this one of a kind opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions suffering from the disease, their care givers, and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last six years in a row.

This position will manage implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer's through volunteer recruitment and engagement and corporate development.  The position will be based at the Chapter office in Wichita, KS.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for achieving revenue targets as assigned, and judiciously managing expense budgets for the three different Walk to End Alzheimer's events within the Central and Western Kansas area with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
  • Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's 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 the Walk to End Alzheimer's planning committee and garner community support.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Walk to End Alzheimer's has high level leadership volunteers in place and train, coach and develop Walk leadership volunteers to reach goals.
  • Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk to End Alzheimer's teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve the Chapter's development goals.

  • Ensure Walk volunteer committees are recruited, trained and developed on the National Walk to End Alzheimer's timeline and utilizing best practices, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals.

  • Ensure smooth integration of the National Association and Chapter best practices, standards and guidelines.

  • Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer's Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.

  • Maintain relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round and insure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities.

  • Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing related to Walk.
  • Manage the Walk website and all related setup, reports and information.
  • Promote employee education sessions in local corporations in the 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.
  • Assure compliance with Alzheimer's Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Other assignments as requested by the Executive Director.

Minimum Requirements

Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy.

  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills; professional customer service skills with visitors, callers and volunteers.

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

  • Outgoing, Positive, Engaging and Enthusiastic.

  • Self-starter, able to work independently and problem-solve.

  • Strong ability to self-manage with significant strength in time management.

  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to work on a team and develop relationships in the community.

  • Detail-oriented, efficient, and able to multi-task.

  • Strong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with constituents and volunteers.
  • Strong ethics and commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred; Associate's degree required.
  • 3-5 years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar programs.

  • Ability to promote the Chapter's programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers.

  • Ability to travel frequently in the Chapter area (mostly same day travel), occasional overnight travel may also be required.

  • Must possess access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
  • This position requires the regular use of a personal computer, telephone/cell phone and occasional use of fax machine.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, familiarity with Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout.
  • Previous experience with Convio preferred.

Click Here to Apply

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Central and Western Kansas
    1820 E. Douglas Avenue
    Wichita, KS 67214

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.