Job Description

The Alzheimer’s Association, is seeking a dynamic, effective, customer-focused and collaborative Vice President of Development. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Vice President of Development is a key member of the Delaware Valley Chapter’s leadership team. The incumbent will provide leadership for the successful execution of a comprehensive array of revenue generating activities, including mass market fundraising events, relationship events and corporate, foundation and individual giving. The Vice President of Development is responsible for collaboratively building the infrastructure necessary to achieve revenue growth in addition to managing a team of fundraising professionals and recruiting, cultivating and engaging high-performing volunteers to support revenue goals.

Essential Job Functions

 
     
  • Provide dynamic leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure achievement of revenue goals for mass market /special events, corporate sponsorship and other corporate gifts, pipeline development for major and planned gifts and other constituent events. The primary emphasis will be to grow mass market/special events to achieve full potential of the chapter market.
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  • Participate in the development and implementation of the annual strategic plan for the Chapter, with an emphasis on the identification and cultivation of mass market/special event fundraising prospects to initiate new and maximize existing income streams.
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  • Responsible for recruiting, managing, developing and retaining the chapter’s fundraising staff and volunteers to implement and achieve the chapter’s fundraising goals with top priority on Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and other chapter relationship events.
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  • Cultivate, recruit and engage high level, influential volunteers that will be instrumental to the success of the chapter’s fundraising initiatives, including chapter board of directors.
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  • Identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships with corporate and organizational partners for sponsorship, large team participation and other opportunities which advance the Association’s strategic plan. 
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  • Provide leadership to the relationship events staff for initiatives that include Party in Purple Wine, Women and Shoes, Reason to Hope breakfasts and salon events.
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  • Analyze/evaluate current donor base to identify opportunities to lead the Development staff and expand individual giving, major giving and corporate landscape (including corporate giving and sponsorship). Build and demonstrate understanding for the Alzheimer’s Association - its research role, programs and services - and incorporate into all communications with current and potential donors.
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  • Assure compliance with all National Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives. Ensure proper preparation and timely submission of reports as requested and required.
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  • Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the Chapter Executive to maintain efficient operations in the defined geographic region.
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Minimum Requirements

 
     
  • Bachelor’s degree in sales/marketing or related field.; CFRE designation a plus.
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  • 10 years proven leadership experience in professional fundraising, utilizing diversified fundraising programs. Proven experience with sustained year over year growth with mass market events like Walk.
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  • Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results.
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  • Strong track record for mobilizing community volunteers to engage in mass market fundraising efforts. 
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  • Proven success in making & closing fundraising and volunteer leadership requests of individual and groups to meet and support fund raising goals.
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  • Experience in strategic implementation planning, budget development and management.
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  • Experience in leading and supporting a team of fundraising staff and volunteers.
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  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
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  • Ability and desire to develop and mentor junior staff.
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  • Attention to detail and solid project management skills.
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  • Ability to work and collaborate with a variety of personalities in a positive manner.
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  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel and PowerPoint.
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  • Proficiency with Internet and database/fundraising applications, preferably Convio.
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  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early morning and occasional weekends.
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