Director of Development
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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 that person could be you!
The Connecticut Chapter Director of Development is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies for the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, to meet over $5 million revenue goals. This person will mobilize and manage staff and volunteers to implement chapter development strategies with a larger focus on expanding corporate and community engagement. In addition, this person will be responsible for working with the Executive Director and Major Gift staff on developing and growing a major gifts program for the chapter. While the Alzheimer’s Association is currently working remotely, once we return to the community, the position is located in the Southington office and will require frequent travel within the state and occasional travel throughout the United States.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Train and manage special events team responsible for fundraising event production
- Supervise staff as they coordinate multiple Walk to End Alzheimer’s within Connecticut, The Longest Day and other fundraising initiatives
- Walk and The Longest Day responsibilities include: volunteer recruitment and engagement, team captain/walker recruitment and retention; corporate sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics
- Work with staff and volunteers to successfully implement a year-round strategy to cultivate and solicit donors for the chapter’s Celebrating Hope gala and other relationship events in the chapter
- Work with staff and volunteers to identify corporate partners and donors with larger giving potential
- Work with the Executive Director to identify and develop revenue streams for the chapter, deepen donor relationships and manage donor stewardship
- Assist staff in identifying, recruiting, training and managing high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue
- Execute national and state campaigns with staff and volunteers
- Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events
- Provide support to overall fundraising operations in Connecticut to include: customer service to constituents, coordination with all Chapter staff, donor/sponsor/advocate relations and communications, management of donor relations; etc.
- Bachelor’s degree, Professional Certifications (CFRE or CFRM) preferred
- 7 years of management level experience preferred in fundraising, nonprofit management or related field
- 3 years of supervisory experience required
- Experience in mass market event fundraising (walks, cycling, runs, etc.) preferred
- Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
- Experience in major donor cultivation preferred
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
- Excellent computer and database skills
- Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, sales and marketing, volunteer management and development experience
- Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks
- Prior experience in strategic planning and budget development and team management preferred
- Basic knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to work independently, set priorities, delegate and meet deadlines
- Must be a team player
- Must have a car and a valid driver's license for travel throughout State of Connecticut and occasional meetings in New England
- Must be available to work some evenings, weekends, extended hours for meetings and events and occasional out of state meetings
Salary Grade: 9
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.