Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Director of Development                                 STATUS:  Exempt

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director                                                 LOCATION Austin, TX           


General Summary:


This position will lead the implementation of fundraising operations and provide oversight and administration of a diversified comprehensive fundraising plan and goals that are aligned with the Association’s strategic plan.  The Director of Development is responsible for recruiting, coaching and managing team members to achieve fundraising goals and ensuring that key volunteers and committees are in place to support the revenue goals.  This position, in coordination with the Donor Advisor and the Executive Director, is responsible for developing individual giving pipelines to fund the mission of the Association.  This position will also cultivate corporate, foundation, and organizational gifts.  

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 relationship events.  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. The priority focus will be constituent events (Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day).   Other potential fundraising activities may include relationship events (luncheons, galas, and banquets), individual giving, and major gifts.
  • Supervise and manage recruitment and engagement of Chapter fundraising volunteer leadership 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.
  • Monitor, analyze, and evaluate current donor base, including corporations and individuals, 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in sales/marketing or related field; CFRE is a plus but not required.
  •  5 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, vehicle to meet travel requirements. 

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 & Heritage Day of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 


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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