Job Description

Senior Donor Advisor (Major Gifts) works with relationship development leadership and assigned regions or chapters to secure philanthropic support targeting investment in our research program and other mission priorities. This is a full time, remote position focused on New York State territory.


  • Build (identify & qualify) and manage (cultivate, solicit & steward) a personal portfolio of 100-125+ qualified major and foundation donors and prospects.
  • Assume responsibility for an annual revenue and activity goals and ensure targets are exceeded each year
  • Develop and implement strategies to engage leads and build major and strategic gift portfolio in the region
  • Significantly contribute to the team’s growth of major and foundation donor qualification, engagement and revenue
  • Engage with chapter field leadership and staff to build strong collaborative relationships and develop comprehensive donor strategies that enhance the donor experience
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on progress and outcomes against goals
  • Work collaboratively, strategically, and effectively with departmental colleagues and peers across the Association to grow pipeline of strategic gift prospects and donors
  • Adhere to team processes - such as maintaining strong data management and record keeping
  • Embrace and live out professionalism and fundraising best practices


  • 5 years minimum required for Senior Donor Advisor demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and closing of six+ figure major gifts.
  • Successful experience closing of major gifts at the seven + figure level
  • Experience in working with high net worth volunteer leaders and donors
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to write and edit with accuracy and speed.
  • Strong problem solving and negotiating skills. Highly creative/innovative with abilities to persuade and motivate others.
  • Strong analytical skills to drive strategic development of the region - ability to add strategic value to various donor situations, and working with Regional Leader and Chapter Leaders in the region.
  • Able to overcome barriers and challenges with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including ability to listen, observe and interact well with diverse individuals and groups. Tactful, diplomatic, and appropriately assertive.
  • Results oriented with ability to focus on and meet deadlines and goals.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Team leader and team player with ability to work collaboratively with Association colleagues, leadership locally and nationally.
  • High integrity and professionalism, respecting the confidential nature of donor information and the Alzheimer’s Association’s business practices.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including overnight travel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required. CFRE or advanced degree a plus.
  • 5 years minimum required for Senior Donor Advisor demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and closing of six+ figure major gifts.

Position Title: Senior Donor Advisor

Position Location: Remote - New York

Full time based on 37.5 hours per week minimum

Position Grade: 11 Exempt, estimated salary in range $140,000-$165,000

Reports To: Director, Major Gifts

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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