Job Description



Development Director is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies across the Mid South Chapter territory to meet revenue goals. This person will mobilize and manage staff and volunteers to produce Chapter’s special events and fundraising initiatives according to our national timelines and best practices and serve on the Chapter’s senior management team. 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.



  • Train and supervise special events team responsible for event production.
  • Supervise staff as they coordinate multiple Walk to End Alzheimer’s within the territory, The Longest Day and other special events to include staff assignments, team captain/walker recruitment and retention; sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics.
  • Work with chapter volunteer and constituent relations coordinator to identify donors with larger giving potential
  • Establish a year round intermediate/major donor cultivation plan
  • Work with the Executive Director to identify and develop non-events based revenue streams for the chapter
  • Oversee Chapter Alzheimer’s Workplace Alliance Program
  • 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 project budgets and maintain financial records for events.
  • Provide support to overall fundraising operations of the territory to include: customer service to constituents; database mining and management; donor/sponsor/advocate relations and communications; management of vendor relations; etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree, Professional Certifications (CFRE or CFRM) preferred
  • 5 years work-related experience preferred in marketing, fundraising, nonprofit management or related field
  • 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 supervisory experience required.
  • Prior experience in strategic planning and budget development and management required.
  • Basic knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, delegate and meet deadlines.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Ability to safely and comfortable lift 25lbs.
  • Must have reliable transportation, insurance and a valid driver's license for travel throughout the chapter territory.
  • Must be available to work some evenings, weekends and extended hours for meetings and events.

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