Job Description

As Vice President of Development, you will put your proven sales and relationship management skills to work driving success and achieving revenue goals through positive engagement with staff and community volunteer leaders. 

Utilizing your proven networking skills, you will identify and cultivate relationships with key community leaders and C-Suite corporate partners effectively. As a recognized leader and fundraiser in the peer-to-peer space, you will coach and inspire your team to build successful event growth strategies through community and volunteer engagement.

 In this key chapter leadership position, you will work closely with Chapter and cross-functional leadership developing ambitious, comprehensive development strategies and goals that align with the Association’s strategic plan and deliver measurable results. You will contribute your professional fundraising leadership experience in leading, coaching and mentoring your team of professional development staff.  

 This position will be based in either Nashville, Memphis, or Knoxville TN.

 This role is right for you if;

  • You are an enthusiastic and active member of the community, utilizing your engaging networking skills to build sustainable corporate and community partnerships to achieve organizational revenue goals
  • You have a vision for building a comprehensive development strategy that produces aggressive revenue growth
  • You are able to drive success and provide positive engagement with staff and volunteers through coaching, recognition, and mutual accountability
  • You have successfully recruited, managed, and coached fundraising staff and volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals with a priority on Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • You are known as a uniter and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment
  • Your experience in providing inspirational leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs has resulted in meeting or exceeding revenue goals around mass market events/special events, corporate sponsorship and other corporate gifts, pipeline development for major and planned gifts and other areas of development 

 What you Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sales/marketing or related field. CFRE is a plus but not required.
  • 5 years proven leadership experience in peer-to-peer, fundraising, and other diversified fundraising programs. Experience with mass market events like Walk is required
  • Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results
  • Has a strong track record for networking and cultivating key C-Suite community and corporate leaders
  • Proven success in bringing community and corporate leaders to the table to fulfill volunteer leadership roles
  • Experience in strategic implementation planning, budget development and management
  • Successful experience in supervising, coaching and motivating fundraising staff and volunteers
  • Capable of working cross-functionally to build capacity
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail and solid project management skills
  • Proficiency with applications for Microsoft  Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), and teleconferencing software, such as Zoom 
  • Proficiency with Internet and database/fundraising applications, preferably Luminate
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early morning and occasional weekends
  • Willingness and ability to represent the Chapter at meetings and special events
  • Ability to travel extensively in chapter territory, as well as occasional overnight travel
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and access to reliable, personal vehicle to meet travel requirements


STATUS:  Exempt

REPORTS TO: Chapter Executive Director                                     

LOCATION: Nashville, Knoxville, or Memphis TN

GRADE:  111

 Why choose the Alzheimer’s Association?

The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For by The Nonprofit Times each year since 2010, 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.

 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.

 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 are 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 70 chapters across the country, we are advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.

 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.

 The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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