Job Description

Position Summary:
This role is primary involved in two Development initiatives:
The Longest Day® Campaign: "The day with the most light is the day we fight®!"
The Development Manager is responsible for leading the strategy, planning and execution of The Longest Day program, the Chapter’s second largest mass market signature event, to meet or exceed goals through volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as through corporate development. This Manager will oversee these programs for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, working in partnership with field staff in remote offices to ensure successful execution of fundraising efforts.
Gala: The Development Manager will support the Gala Director in the development of a Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Gala(s). They will work in partnership with event/gala chairs and committees to recruit and grow key volunteer and donor relationships, including but not limited to: Sponsorship solicitation up to a $5,000 level; follow-up, tracking; benefits and general stewardship of sponsors throughout the year, as well as supporting the coordination and execution of cultivation events as needed.              Based in the Tampa Bay/Clearwater Area, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.

  • Responsible for the Chapter’s revenue and expense goals related to The Longest Day and Gala.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive plan for The Longest Day that includes new leads growth, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, and marketing/PR outreach efforts in collaboration with marketing team.
  • Generate growth of new teams by utilizing, adapting and creating successful sales/recruitment strategies to expand The Longest Day program throughout the Gulf Coast.
  • Create and adapt networking and outreach efforts to identify and recruit new prospects, convert prospects into fundraising teams, and develop and maintain robust, year-round prospect pipeline.
  • Create, adapt and implement successful coaching tools and strategies to grow and support The Longest Day teams as successful fundraisers.
  • Work to develop a new network of high level contacts for the chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships resulting in Longest Day teams/events and Gala. Develop internal structures, processes and tools to recruit, train and support Volunteer Committees in their recruitment and coaching responsibilities.
  • Cultivate a pipeline of volunteer leadership for succession planning for the Longest Day and Gala.
  • Work with chapter marketing team to ensure inclusion of The Longest Day and Gala within chapter promotional/ communications channels by including email, social media, e-News; public relations and local marketing efforts.
  • Assure Chapter compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.
  • Actively participate in learning opportunities for professional growth and self- improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in non-profit development/fundraising, sales, marketing or similar experience
  • Preferred experience in recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to achieve goals.
  • Confident, goal-oriented, positive self-starter with proven experience in managing simultaneous projects and events.
  •  Independent, creative thinker.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have reliable transportation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.
  • Facilitation and attendance of virtual video meetings, conferences, and trainings.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
  • Must be willing to travel in and out of state for trainings or meetings as occasionally needed.
  • Ability to work during periods of high volume or tight deadlines.
  • Must be willing to work on evenings and weekends as occasionally needed.
  • Ability to move boxes and supplies up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability 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.
  • Experience with the following design tools a plus: Canva, Adobe Indesign and Illustrator

What the Alzheimer’s Association offers:
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Non-Profit Times each year since 2010, recognizing our visionary and dynamic leadership, collaborative culture, competitive compensation, generous benefits and
mission-driven atmosphere. In addition, we offer a hybrid work environment with someflexibility in schedules, as well as excellent training on peer to peer fundraising techniques.

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 and 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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