Job Description

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s!  

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 – but we believe that person could be you!  
The Development Manager is part of a eight-person team that comprises the Connecticut Chapter. They are responsible for staffing the one existing Walk to End Alzheimer’s® event (Eastern, CT – New London) and Connecticut’s The Longest Day initiative (statewide).  

The position will meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as corporate sponsorships.  Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing brand awareness and visibility in the community. 

While the Alzheimer’s Association is currently working remotely, once we return to the community, the position may continue to be home based, with weekly visits to the Southington office and frequent travel within the state and occasional travel throughout the United States.


  • Responsible for recruitment of volunteer community leaders and training, coaching, and management resulting in the attainment of revenue and team goals.  
  • Build relationships with key volunteers, participants, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners.  
  • Responsible for overall volunteer committee development, team recruitment and retention strategies, budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation.  
  • Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day, sponsors and participants to achieve development goals.  
  • Execute plan for maximizing team participation to achieve revenue goals by retaining existing teams, attracting new ones from all sectors of the community and by providing fundraising guidance and support.  
  • Maintain year-round relationships with key corporate sponsors and constituents to ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities.  
  • Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.  
  • Regularly attends and presents at community and networking events to establish presence in community.
  • Implement best practices for leadership development, increased participation and event revenue growth; drives and encourages creativity and innovation at the community/chapter level
  • Ensure Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day standards are being followed.  
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.  
  • Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.   

Minimum requirements:   

  • 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  
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfill 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 evenings and weekends as required for the job  
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs. of materials  
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software   

This is a Grade 5 role.

Employees 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. 

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.

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