Job Description




The Vice President of Development is responsible for providing leadership for the development staff. This position is responsible for leading, planning, implementing and managing the constituent and relationship events for the territory.  




? Budget, plan and execute comprehensive annual and long-term development plans. 


? Provide management level leadership for 23-person Development team, including execution of the chapter's revenue growth including mass market events, relationship events, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, and other fundraising initiatives. 


? Responsible for leading, planning and managing the Illinois Chapter Walk to End Alzheimer’s program through the implementation of chapter walk fundraising events and meeting overall chapter walk revenue and participation goals.  


? Recruit, train, supervise and coach chapter development staff and volunteers, including liaison with Chapter Board on development initiatives. 


? Provide strategic input across all pillars of the strategic plan as a member of the Chapter's senior management team. 


? Partner with the Executive Director, for delivering on the annual revenue goal of $18 million. 








? Effective leader, comfortable with setting clear expectations, and holding her/himself and all team members accountable 


? A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principal components of a philanthropic fund development program 


? At least ten years of successful experience in organizing and conducting components of a fund development program, including program/event budgeting and strategic planning 


? Deep knowledge of community engagement and high comfort level with peer-to-peer fundraising model. 


? Successful experience in recruiting and supervising volunteers in fundraising activities including special events and third party events 


? Ability to work effectively and as a team player with chapter staff team and volunteers 


? Knowledge to implement new fund raising ideas that broaden and deepen chapter fund raising effectiveness and results 


? Ability and willingness to support other staffers and collaborate effectively on chapter strategic initiatives, priorities and mission fulfillment  


? Excellent public speaking skills 


? Experience in using fundraising software applications (donor tracking systems) 


? Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications  


? Must possess valid driver's license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of valid automobile insurance  




? BA or BS degree in business/sales or related field; Master’s Degree preferred 


? Minimum of ten years relevant work experience, including proven success in sales/fundraising 


? Successful track record of leading staff and volunteers to reaching dollar and participant goals 


? Experience in managing event budgets 


? Track record in donor, sponsor solicitation 


? Public Speaking experience 


? Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed  



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