Job Description

The Rhode Island Chapter Director of Development is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies for the Rhode Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. This person will mobilize and manage staff and volunteers to implement chapter development strategies. The Director of Development will also have personal fundraising goals. In addition, this person will be responsible for working with the home office Major Gift staff on developing and growing an intermediate/major gifts program for the chapter. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, this position requires frequent travel within the state and occasional travel throughout the United States.


  • Train and supervise special events team responsible for event production
  • Supervise staff as they coordinate multiple Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and other fundraising initiatives
  • Walk and The Longest Day responsibilities include: managing specific fundraising Walks, team captain/walker recruitment and retention; corporate sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics
  • Work with chapter staff and volunteers to identify donors with larger giving potential.
  • Implement a year round strategy to cultivate and solicit donors, working in collaboration with the New England Executive Donor Advisor
  • Work with the Executive Director to identify and develop non-event based revenue streams for the chapter, such as cultivating foundation grants and corporate partners
  • Execute national and state fundraising campaigns with staff and volunteers
  • Collaborate with regional and national development staff to achieve fundraising goals
  • 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
  • Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee fundraising budgets and maintain financial records for events
  • Provide support to overall fundraising operations in Rhode Island 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
  • 5+ years of fundraising experience, with experience in managing fundraising initiatives preferred.
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience required
  • Experience in mass market event fundraising (walks, cycling, runs, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Experience in major donor cultivation preferred


  • 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 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 Rhode Island 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

Job Title: Director of Development

Location: Providence, RI

Status: Full time, exempt

Grade: 307

Reports To: Chapter Executive Director

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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row. 

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.


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