Job Description

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with the disease, 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 ten years in a row.

The Development Manager is responsible for the oversight and achievement of annual, chapter-wide revenue goals by identifying, leading and ensuring successful execution of individual, team and third party fundraising activities associated with The Longest Day signature event. The Longest Day (TLD) is comprised of year-round fundraising activities led by individual and group volunteer fundraisers as well as third-party fundraising activities. The fundraising season opens in September and closes the following August.

Recruit, train and provide staff support to TLD Volunteer Committee to ensure fundraising goals are met. 


Steward existing TLD team captains and individuals to continue fundraising activities year after year and identify and cultivate new fundraising prospects. 


Identify and solicit third-party fundraising activities to benefit the chapter’s TLD revenue goal. 


With the Senior Director of Mass Market Events, establish and achieve annual event timelines and fundraising goals.

Implement best practices for increased participation and event revenue.

Drive and encourage creativity and innovation at the community level.

Provide year-round cultivation and stewardship of current and new state-wide TLD team captains, individual fundraisers and business prospects.

Recruit and steward individuals to serve on the planning committee.

Engage, train and manage relationships with leadership volunteers to develop and executive local recruitment, cultivation and retention plan for new and veteran teams and individuals.

Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required. 


Monitor goals and budgets for each event.

A Bachelor's degree in a related field. An equivalency of work experience and education may be considered 


A minimum of three years of experience in marketing, sales, fundraising, nonprofit management, marketing, special events or a related field 


Experience in non-profit fundraising strongly preferred 


Ability to ask for donations, sponsorships and participation of individuals and groups 


Ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships 


Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills 


Ability to independently multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment  


Proficiency with Microsoft Office, database applications, Internet fundraising and Google  


Ability to develop strong working relationships with community and coworkers 


Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion 


Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed 


Ability to travel frequently throughout the Chapter territory, as well as occasional overnight travel 


Access to reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance required 


Ability to lift up to 25 lbs 



Application Instructions

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