Job Description

Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions suffering from the disease, their care givers, 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 eight years in a row.

The Development Manager position manages the development and implementation of the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature events- Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and RivALZ through volunteer recruitment, community engagement and corporate development. This position works with other key staff to manage plans and strategies to meet fundraising and other Chapter goals. 


  • Responsible for achieving revenue and expense targets for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and RivALZ events for the Chapter, including meeting fundraising goals set forth in the annual budget.
  • Using Alzheimer’s Association best practices, standards and guidelines, develop comprehensive event plans that include budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics.
  • Cultivate community relationships in order to recruit high-level volunteer event leadership, garner community support and engage corporate sponsors. 
  • Recruit, train, coach and develop leadership volunteers.
  • Prospect, cultivate and steward event teams, sponsors and participants to achieve development goals.
  • Conduct outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission and services to a variety of stakeholders, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.
  • Manage the Walk and RivALZ websites and all related setup, reports and information.
  • Ensure timely and efficient processing of event donations and program statistics including outputs, outcomes, and collaborations/partnerships.
  • Contribute to a work environment that supports teamwork, collaboration and cooperation between volunteers, participants, sponsors, and staff.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree preferred. An equivalency of work experience and education may be considered
  • A minimum of three years of experience in fundraising and development
  • A minimum of three years of experience in volunteer management, recruitment and retention
  • Ability to independently multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment with little supervision
  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide educational and informational presentations
  • Ability to work with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database entry and management. Experience using Luminate (Blackbaud) fundraising tools a plus
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with community and coworkers
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel frequently throughout the territory
  • Access to reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance required
  • Ability to lift up to 35 lbs

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