Development Manager - Fundraising
As Development Manager, you join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and The Longest Day. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, and ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States continuing to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country. The Longest Day is a signature event of the Alzheimer’s Association, and is one of the fastest growing and unique campaigns of its kind in the world. The Longest Day is leading the peer-to-peer fundraising space with innovation and creativity, providing an excellent opportunity to engage new audiences in the fight to end Alzheimer’s among many diverse activity groups, from the golfing and hiking communities to live streamers and bridge players.
Utilizing your proven networking and relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging community and corporate leaders and building and empowering sustainable volunteer committees.
As a successful fundraising leader who will manage multiple peer to peer fundraising events annually you will generate excitement and enthusiasm in the community to coach and inspire your volunteers to implement and build on proven strategies and best practices that result in event growth year over year.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Build sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation and heightened brand awareness
- Recruit, manage, and coach volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals
- Manage multiple volunteer-led constituent events simultaneously that result in revenue growth year over year
- Recruit, cultivate and steward event teams, sponsors and participants
- Ability to manage event budgets, train volunteers, work to set timelines and milestones and use data to affect positive outcomes
- Bachelor’s degree preferred, equivalent experience acceptable
- 2 - 4 years of proven experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals OR 2 - 4 years successful experience of meeting sales targets
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter, able to work independently with limited supervision and collaboratively with internal and external partners
- Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture 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, coupled with the ability to work in a highly matrixed organization
- Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication and follow through
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 60% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goals
- While most such 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 some evenings and weekends as required for committee meetings, Walk and wraparound events
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials
- Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Adobe Suite and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn Luminate/Convio software
Position Location: Cohoes, NY
Position Grade: 204
Reports To: Director of Development
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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
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, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.