Job Description


Job Title: Development Manager

Location: Columbus, OH

Full time: 37.5 hours 

Grade: 5

Reports To: Development Director


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:

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Manager 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, the position is responsible for the growth and development of two of the chapter's Walk to End Alzheimer's events (Delaware and Marion counties).

Walk to End Alzheimer's ( is the signature fundraising event of the Alzheimer's Association.  The position will have primary responsibility for the success of the walks listed above and collaboratively work with development staff and volunteers to recruit, train and manage high level volunteer planning committees to lead the walks.  Working with the Director of Development and development team, the position is also responsible for the cultivation, development and retention of existing and new corporate partnerships.  

The position will also lead the young professional program, RivAlz ( within the chapter area this includes the recruitment and mobilization of a volunteer committee; a focus on retention and recruitment for the RivAlz annual event and working to identify and secure corporate support within the chapter area. 



Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for achieving current revenue targets and expense budgets with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget

  • Develops and follows a comprehensive development plan that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics

  • Ensures that a high level leadership volunteer committee is recruited, trained and developed using timelines and best practices established through the national office, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals

  • Works to develop a new network of high level contacts for the chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships

  • Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development

  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines for successful event execution

  • Collaborates with other key departments to ensure cross promotion, and support of, organizational goals and/or messages

  • Monitors activities to identify trends and best practices; measures impact of specific actions; identifies and addresses issues as they arise and adjusts plans as required

  • Utilizes available resources to maximize event results and participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association 

  • Ensures inclusion of The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and RivAlz within Chapter promotional/communications channels including email, social media, e-News, public relations and local marketing efforts

  • Works with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities

  • Maintain relationships with corporate sponsors year-round and ensures involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities

  • Ensures timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing 

  • Manages respective event websites and all related setup, reports and information


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • At least three years of experience in a nonprofit development/fundraising setting

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar programs

  • Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Must be able to work with others to accomplish goals

  • Proficient in computer based information systems

  • Ability to sell the Chapter’s programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers

  • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of Chapter-wide or multi-state events preferred

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, and transport up to 25lbs of materials 

  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% within the assigned territory.  

  • Must possess valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, proof of insurance, and clean driving record

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, orany other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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