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Walk to End Alzheimer's Walk Manager - Santa Cruz & Monterey

Walk to End Alzheimer's Walk Manager - Santa Cruz & Monterey

Non-Profit and Social Services

Position Title:

Manager, Walk to End Alzheimer’s Santa Cruz & Monterey

Reports to: Senior Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s Regional Walks


Location: Monterey- or Santa Cruz-based




Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s!

Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. The disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures – but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.


The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team. That person could be you.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the fastest-growing walk program in the country, ranking as the third-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States.


This position is responsible for the implementation of two Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events—one in Santa Cruz; one in Monterey— to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as corporate development. Measurable outcomes for this position include: working with each local volunteer planning committee to achieve designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing Walk-brand awareness and visibility in the community. With an office in Monterey and Santa Cruz, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties.



  • Responsible for Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteer planning committee development, team recruitment and retention strategies, budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation.


  • Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners.


  • Recruit, train, coach, and manage volunteer community leaders to attain revenue and team goals


  • Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve development goals.


  • Maximize team participation by retaining existing teams, attracting new ones from all sectors of the community and providing fundraising guidance and support.


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


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


  • Ensure Walk to End Alzheimer’s standards are followed.


  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.


  • Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals
  • Preferred peer-to-peer fundraising experience or equivalent sales background
  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel is considered time spent in the community away from the office to fulfill the job goals. While most travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials



This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed.  You will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any other duties as requested by your supervisors. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties and essential elements may change when necessary.


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