Senior Development Manager
Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s!
Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures - but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team - but we believe that person could be you!
General Statement of Responsibilities
Reporting to the Maine Chapter Executive Director, this Senior Development Manager plays a key role implementing outreach and fundraising activities in the Maine Chapter, including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and Reason to Hope campaigns. The role also includes overseeing the effective functioning of the volunteer event committee that drives these campaigns. Measurable outcomes for this position include: achieving designated financial and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, community partnerships, as well as increasing brand awareness and visibility in the community. This person is based at the Scarborough office, and must be able to travel throughout the state. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
Core Job Responsibilities
· As the key staff member for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and Reason to Hope campaigns, ensure that team participation, corporate and individual financial goals are successfully met
· Recruit, train and motivate (1) skilled participants to serve on the event committees, and (2) a cadre of volunteers to coordinate a safe and meaningful day of event experience for constituents; while delivering on the goals for the all development activities; and, serve as staff liaison to the Volunteer Committees
· Build holistic relationships and secure sponsorship revenue from corporations in the state of Maine, and cultivate other beneficial relationships with potential donors in the assigned region
· Represent the Alzheimer’s Association and make public presentations at community and public events
· Assist other Walk to End Alzheimer’s and other events within the Chapter as needed
· Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience in fundraising
· Five years’ related experience with proven success in development, marketing, special event fundraising or related activities, including strong volunteer management experience
· Three years’ experience with fundraising software and donor database applications; desktop publishing and online giving software (e.g., Convio) a plus
Key Professional Attributes
· Superior self-management skills, as independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential
· Deadline driven, incorporating effective planning and time management strategies that support collaborative delivery of results
· Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work enthusiastically towards common objectives
· Highly collaborative and team focused, as much of the delivery of results requires influencing other without "reporting-authority"
· Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach
· Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities
Competitive Salary and Benefits provided.