Director of Development
Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
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.
This Director of Development will lead the implementation of development operations and provide oversight and administration of a diversified comprehensive development plan and goals that is aligned with the Association’s strategic plan. The Director of Development is also responsible for coaching and managing team members to achieve fundraising goals and ensuring that key volunteers and committees are in place to support the revenue goals. In addition, this position carries responsibility for the cultivation of corporate and organizational gifts.
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.
Based in Prairie Village, KS, this position requires frequent travel within the assigned territory.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide management level leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure achievement of revenue goals around mass market events/special events, corporate sponsorship and other corporate gifts focused toward constituent and premier events. General knowledge of individual giving techniques a plus.
- Responsible for recruiting, managing, developing and retaining productive fundraising and marketing teams and volunteers to implement and achieve the budgeted fundraising goals, priority focus will be on constituent events (Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and RiVAlz) and other relationship events like a gala.
- Provide leadership for volunteer leadership recruitment and engagement efforts for the chapter’s fundraising initiatives.
- Participate in the development and implementation of the annual strategic implementation plan for the Chapter, with an emphasis on the growth of mass market/special events and identification and cultivation of prospects for fundraising activities.
- Analyze/evaluate current corporate donor base to identify opportunities to expand engagement and giving. Build understanding for the Alzheimer’s Association - its research role, programs and services - in all communications with current and potential donors.
- Assure compliance with all National Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives. Ensure proper preparation and timely submission of reports as requested and required.
- Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director to maintain efficient operations in the defined geographical region.
- Bachelor’s degree in sales/marketing or related field; CFRE is a plus but not required.
- 5-7 years proven leadership experience in professional fundraising, utilizing diversified fundraising programs. Experience with mass market events like Walk is required.
- Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results.
- Has a strong track record for mobilizing community volunteers to engage in mass market fundraising efforts.
- Proven success in making & closing fundraising and volunteer leadership requests of individual and groups to meet and support fundraising goals.
- Experience in strategic implementation planning, budget development and management.
- Successful experience in supervising and supporting fundraising staff and volunteers.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Ability to develop and mentor junior staff.
- Attention to detail and solid project management skills.
- Ability to work and collaborate with a variety of personalities in a positive manner.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel and PowerPoint.
- Proficiency with Internet and database/fundraising applications, preferably Luminate Convio.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early morning and occasional weekends.
- Willingness and ability to represent Chapter at meetings and special events.
- Ability to travel extensively in chapter territory, as well as occasional overnight travel.
- Valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and access to reliable, personal vehicle to meet travel requirements.
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3643