Details: $18 per hour
360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Fl.
CaringKind is NYC’s leading expert in dementia care, education and support. We are the only organization in NYC with over thirty years of experience providing a comprehensive system of support for families throughout every stage of the disease. CaringKind’s Alzheimer’s Walk is a signature fundraising event, and the Walk Associate is responsible for helping to meet the Walk fundraising goal of $1.5 million by recruiting and retaining Walk Teams and Team Captains. The four walks this year will be held in: Queens 9/16, Brooklyn 9/23, Staten Island 9/30, Manhattan 10/14.
The temporary position (assignment end date Oct. 31, 2018) reports to the Constituent Events Manager.
- Serves as the point person for all team captains (focused primarily on the Manhattan Walk, but assist with borough Walks as well). This role usually begins with outreach (via email, phone) to past team captains who have not yet registered for the current year’s Walk.
- Assists the Manager of Constituent Events with the registration process for all teams (including Board of Directors teams, if needed).
- Attends all CaringKind Walk events, scheduling and attending any CaringKind third party events (e.g. Alzheimer’s 101 session for a professional organization’s team).
- Participates in all Walk staff meetings (both internal and with KLO Events), trainings and webinars, assisting in all of the logistical planning and other Walk tasks that come up throughout the season, and of course, working all Walks.
- Because the bulk of NYC Walk registrations and fundraising doesn’t usually occur until after Labor Day, the Walk Associate’s time can be used most advantageously by beginning proactively (outgoing calls and outreach) and turning reactive (answering emails and questions and requests) as the season progresses.
- The Walk Associate has successful fundraising event experience (as a participant or a staff member).
- The position requires excellent computer literacy, as this Associate will serve as technical support for a large number of older or computer illiterate Walk participants.
- Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and an enjoyment of working with the public. Must also have a good rapport with the other members of the Walk team.
- As the front-facing staff member for the most successful Walk fundraisers, it’s crucial that trust and solid relationships exist to ensure the most successful Walk possible.
- Must have excellent customer service and ability to quickly follow-up on all team captain requests.
- The Walk Associate should anticipate hours that are increasingly irregular as Walk day approaches.
Minimum Education Required