The Alzheimer’s Association – Walk Director

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The Alzheimer’s Association

TITLE: Walk Director

LOCATION: Columbus, OH

WORK HOURS: Full time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)


REPORTS TO: Development Director

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers 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 eleven years in a row.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Development Director, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Director is a self-directed professional who will play a key leadership role in achieving budgetary goals as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio chapter. As a member and leader of the comprehensive development team, they are responsible for the growth and development of the Chapter’s largest mass market event: Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the signature fundraising event of the Alzheimer’s Association. They will have primary responsibility for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s program and recruit, train and oversight of high level volunteer planning committees to lead those Walks in their respective communities. They are also responsible for the cultivation, development and retention of existing and new corporate partnerships.

Based in Columbus, OH this position requires travel up to 25% throughout the assigned territory.


  • Create and foster a culture of teamwork, optimism and passion to achieve mission outcomes.
  • Responsible for growth and management of Walk to End Alzheimer’s of the Central Ohio chapter; Director will personally lead the Columbus Walk.
  • Responsible for achieving revenue targets and expense budgets for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Central Ohio with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
  • Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan for the Walk events that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics.
  • Identify and cultivate community contacts to recruit high level volunteer leadership for the chapter and establish a pipeline for sustainable growth. Work to develop a new network of high level contacts for the chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships.  Responsible for ensuring Walks have high level leadership volunteers in place and train, coach and develop Walk leadership volunteers to reach goals.
  • Maintain relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round and insure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Manage prospects, provide data and prepare status reports to monitor client activity, revenue and performance evaluation using excellent project management skills to do so
  • Works with Development Director, and the development team to achieve the Chapter’s Strategic Plan.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of proven track record of revenue and expense budget management.
  • 5 years in successfully developing and managing corporate partnership programs either for a non-profit or for a corporation. Proven ability to identify, cultivate and manage partner relationships.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of automobile insurance


  • Successful experience recruiting, managing and motivating staff and volunteers
  • Successful experience delegating and achieving outcomes
  • Strong presentation, sales and writing skills
  • Ability to think creatively and collaboratively in the idea phase, as well as to thrive and adapt to a constant changing environment. An ambitious, realistic and enthusiastic mind-set. Goal oriented; delivering results
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and social networking programs
  • Experience in Convio or other online fundraising platforms preferred
  • Experience in Google Suite: mail, calendar, docs and hangouts preferred
  • Ability to plan and work independently
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% within the assigned territory.  Travel, in this case, is considered time spent away from the office in the community to fulfill the job goals
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs of materials

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Alzheimer’s Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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