Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Sr. Director, the Philadelphia Director of Development  will play a key role in achieving budgetary goals as part of the Alzheimer’s Association strategic plan, with direct oversight of the country’s #1 peer to peer Walk nationally, in addition to the chapter’s largest revenue generating event.  Responsible for Philadelphia WTEA revenue of $1.65 Million, helping to increase overall WTEA revenue of $2.5Million. Strong strategic relationship development skills and experience - key areas to ensure success include leading the Philadelphia Walk in new corporate acquisition/recruitment (Teams & Sponsors), retention through cultivation and volunteer development and planning.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement and execute a year round, strategic plan for the Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s - including; new acquisition strategies, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development. 
  • Responsible for achieving current revenue targets and expense budgets for the Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s, with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
  • Develop community contacts to recruit high-level volunteer leadership on Philadelphia Walk planning committee and garner community support. Responsible for ensuring the Philadelphia Walk has high level leadership volunteers in place; train, coach and develop Walk leadership volunteers to reach goals
  • Maintain relationships with key corporate sponsors year-round and ensure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities / Work to develop a new network of high-level contacts for the Philadelphia Walk and form new corporate alliances and partnerships. 
  • Assure compliance with Alzheimer’s Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree required.
  • 3 years experience in leadership experience in fundraising and corporate partnerships.
  • 3 years experience in and proven track record of strong special event fundraising performance, with year over year growth

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Google applications and fundraising software, Convio and social networking platforms. 
  • Ability to support and eloquently promote the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and our event fundraising strategies
  • Superior motivator (written and verbal) with the ability to encourage others to maximize potential and achieve challenging organization goals
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability to set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, develop work processes and supervise a team of professionals.
  • Goal and outcome focused, reflecting a clear appreciation of both the needs of diverse client populations and the organization’s operational limits
  • Strong awareness of the social, economic, political environment in which the Association operates, since part of its effectiveness is in partnering in the larger community
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds


Location: Philadelphia, PA

Full time 

Grade: 208

Reports To: Senior Director, Walk


Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

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

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, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.


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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