Development Officer, Greater Boston
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Founded in 1980, the Association operates out of its main office in Waltham, MA, with regional offices in Springfield, Worcester, and Raynham, MA, as well as Bedford NH. The MA/NH Chapter is a founding chapter of the national Alzheimer’s Association.
General Statement of Responsibilities
Reporting to the Senior Development Officer of the Greater Boston Walk, this Development Officer plays a key role implementing programming and achieving the goals of the Alzheimer’s Association through various outreach and fundraising activities for the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This is a key fundraising event for the Association, representing approximately $1,500,000 of revenue, and therefore, requires a seasoned professional with demonstrated success delivering on revenue goals. This Development Officer will be responsible for building new corporate relationships and managing an executive level volunteer committee focused on corporate outreach. This position will have a goal of raising $500,000 in corporate team fundraising and sponsorship towards the overall walk goal. This position will also be responsible for managing YoungProfessionALZ/RivAlz, the Association’s young professionals group. As a volunteer driven organization, all staff are expected to recruit, cultivate, support and manage volunteer relationships to advance the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. This position is based at the Waltham, MA office, and must be able to travel throughout the region and chapter. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
Core Job Responsibilities
- As the Development Officer for the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer’s, ensure that corporate team participation and financial goals are successfully met
- Serve as staff liaison to the Greater Boston Walk Executive Leadership Committee. Recruit, train, and motivate committee members
- Research companies, prepare proposals, solicit and steward companies for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Build holistic relationships and secure sponsorship revenue from corporations in the Greater Boston market
- Oversee the recruitment and cultivation of walk participants to maximize team fundraising, including a portfolio of the top corporate accounts
- Represent the Alzheimer’s Association and make presentations at corporate and community events
- Serve as the staff liaison to the YoungProfessionALZ group and oversee YoungProfessionALZ events, including RivAlz
- Secure sponsorship for Map through the Maze, our annual professional education conference
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience in fundraising
- Five years’ related experience with proven success in development, marketing, special event fundraising or related activities
- Demonstrated success managing volunteer-led programs, with experience in recruitment, training, engagement, supervision and evaluation of volunteers.
- Three years’ experience with fundraising software, preferably Raiser’s Edge, and donor database applications; desktop publishing and online giving software (e.g., Convio) a plus
Key Professional Attributes
- Sales driven mentality with the confidence to make the $10,000 sponsorship ask
- Superior self-management skills, as independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential\
- Deadline driven, incorporating effective planning and time management strategies that support collaborative delivery of results
- Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work enthusiastically towards common objectives
- Highly collaborative and team focused, as much of the delivery of results requires influencing other without "reporting authority"
- Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach
- Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities
Competitive Salary and Benefits provided
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2645