Job Description

Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission 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.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with the disease, 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 ten years in a row.

The Director of Development provides leadership and strategic direction for the implementation, growth and quality of an annual development plan focused on facilitating and increasing the organization's year-over-year revenue growth. This position also serves as a member of the Chapter leadership team and has supervisory responsibilities for key development team members.

Implement the Association’s strategic plan by identifying, recruiting and stewarding high-ranking volunteer leadership for mass market, constituent and relationship events in order to achieve financial goals and cultivate new and expanded partnerships with corporate funders.

Oversee the successful implementation of key fundraising events such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day, Gala and UnFOREgettable Golf Classic, including the cultivation and solicitation of sponsors, vendors, promotion and marketing and event logistics.

Collaborate on the development of the Chapter’s fundraising program to ensure a diverse revenue streams using all appropriate fundraising vehicles including annual campaigns, memorials, corporate sponsorships, major and planned gifts and special events.

Collaborate with Communications Director to oversee the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication tools.

Oversee all aspects of Chapter third-party events.

Serve as one of the primary liaisons for the Chapter’s Board of Directors in the Development pillar.

Build understanding for the Alzheimer’s Association, its research, programs, public policy and services in all communications with current and potential volunteers and donors.

Spearhead new and current corporate giving relationships.

Work directly with the Board of Directors to provide oversight of a development committee focused on customized fundraising plans, volunteer engagement opportunities and joint-leadership support for Board-hosted donor events, parlor meetings and other community engagement activities.

Participate in the creation and implementation of the chapter's annual Strategic Implementation Plan and budget, developing annual fundraising goals and systems to track and forecast revenue throughout the year.

Supervise, develop, evaluate and support fundraising and operations administrative staff.

Provide support to assure successful Caregiver Conference.


A Bachelor’s degree in a related field

A minimum of five years of professional level experience in marketing, fundraising, sales, non-profit management or a related field

A minimum of two years of experience supervising staff toward the achievement of goals and objectives

Experience in the successful development and implementation of large events

Ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships

Ability to apply effective management principles and practices to the interviewing, supervising, training, appraising and motivating of staff

Ability to lead, guide and inspire staff and volunteers to achieve goals and objectives while demonstrating and promoting open communication, transparency and teamwork

Ability to multitask and handle changing priorities in a fast paced environment

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly in large and small groups and network with constituents

Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and demonstrate a dedication to inclusion

Ability to effectively work and lead in a team environment

Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite and other programs and databases

Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally as needed to perform job duties

Must have access to a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of insurance

Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, and travel in-state to Regional offices

Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs


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