Job Description


Development Manager – Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter

Job Location: Houston, TX

Work Hours: Full-Time

Grade: 205

Reports to: Chief Development Officer 

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 1,700 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 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 eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Director of Development for the Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter and will play a key role in achieving budgetary and strategic goals as part of the Alzheimer's Association’s strategic plan. As a member of the development team, this position will manage the Chapter’s AWARE Luncheon and Reason to Hope event and is responsible for logistics, management, execution, fundraising support, overall coordination and strategic planning of all aspects of these events. The budgeted revenue for these two events totals more than $350,000 in FY2022 with anticipated growth of 10-15% annually. This position is also responsible for local grant writing and management working in coordination with Director of  Development  and the regional Donor Advisor.


  • Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  •  Recruiting, training, coaching, and management of volunteer community leaders,  resulting in the attainment of revenue and team goals.
  • Building relationships with key volunteers, donors, sponsors and community leaders as well as existing and new corporate partners to secure event donations.
  • Recruiting, developing, and retaining the volunteer committees for  AWARE and Reason to Hope  to assure compliance with budget, timeline, marketing/PR, logistics and best practice implementation.
  •  Maintaining accurate and complete participant and financial records for event.
  • Participating in meetings, providing input and suggestions. Maintaining steady communication with Chapter staff and volunteers
  • Ensuring confidentiality and security of all information is maintained
  • Managing, evaluating, and expanding fundraising programs with the  Director of Development’s leadership. 
  • At the direction of the Director of Development, writing and managing the grants for the Chapter office. 
  • Working with Chapter Leadership to establish budgets, work plans and timelines for events
  • Representing the Association at public events, conferences, workshops, and media events where there is fundraising potential and ability to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association and its mission
  • Providing day of event support for Chapter Walks and other Chapter events as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred; Business, Marketing/Communications Preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in fundraising or similar roles

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have access to  reliable transportation
  • Superior motivator and communicator (written and verbal) with the ability to encourage others to maximize potential and achieve organization goals.
  • Excellent organization and management skills, including the ability to set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, develop work processes and supervise professionals.
  • Experience with grant writing strongly preferred. 
  • Facilitation and attendance of virtual video meetings, conferences, and trainings.
  • Effectively  work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
  • Flexibility  to work remotely and in an office environment.
  • Works well with  staff, volunteers and clients.
  • Independent and self-motivated, while providing  consistent, collaborative communication with leadership.
  • Skill  to consistently lead, engage and empower volunteers 
  • Maintain the privacy of confidential information. 
  • Expectation of periods with  high volume or tight deadlines.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as  needed.
  • Ability to travel occasionally throughout the Chapter Area
  • Ability to move boxes and supplies up to 30 pounds.
  • Willing to set up and tear down tables, chairs, stage, etc. as needed for special events.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Team Approach/Convio software.
  • Ability to coordinate vendors such as graphic artists, printers, merchandise businesses, caterers, etc. to deliver special events collateral materials 


  • Outgoing, positive, engaging and enthusiastic
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and problem-solve, willing to take initiative 
  • Strong ability to self-manage with significant strength in time management 
  • Ability to work on a team and develop relationships
  • Detail-oriented, efficient, and ability to multi-task 

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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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