Job Description

Position Summary:

The Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Chapter, is seeking a dynamic, effective, customer-focused Vice President of Development for the State of Michigan.  In this key chapter leadership position, you will work closely with Chapter and cross-functional leadership developing and implementing ambitious, comprehensive and diversified development strategies and goals that align with the Association’s strategic plan and deliver measurable results. These plans include:  mass market events, relationship events, workplace giving, general community cultivation, and major gifts with total revenue in the range of $8 - $10 million dollars annually. 

As a recognized leader and fundraiser in the peer-to-peer space you will contribute your professional fundraising leadership experience in leading, coaching and mentoring your team of professional development staff and ensuring that key volunteers and committees support revenue goals.  Utilizing your proven networking skills, you will identify and cultivate relationships with key community leaders and C-Suite corporate partners effectively.  Your leadership and coaching will inspire your team to build successful event growth strategies through community and volunteer engagement. The Vice President of Development will report to the President & CEO, Michigan Chapter and it is based in Southfield, MI.

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 


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide management level leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure achievement of revenue goals around mass market events/special events, relationship events, corporate sponsorship and other corporate gifts focused toward constituents. 
  • Responsible for recruiting, managing, developing and retaining productive fundraising team and volunteers to implement and achieve the budgeted fundraising goals as a whole, with priority focus on constituent events (Walk to End Alzheimer's / The Longest Day) and relationship events. 
  • In conjunction with the Chapter President/CEO, and local and home office Major Gifts Officers, identify and secure individual major gifts. 
  • Develop and cultivate high level corporate relationships through volunteer leadership, corporate sponsorship and constituent event participation.
  • Provide support and guidance for volunteer leadership recruitment and engagement efforts for the chapter's fundraising initiatives. 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the annual strategic implementation plan for the Chapter, with an emphasis on the growth of mass market/special events and identification and cultivation of prospects for fundraising activities.
  • Analyze/evaluate current corporate and individual donor base to identify opportunities to expand engagement and giving. 
  • Build understanding for the Alzheimer's Association and its research role, programs and services in all communications with current and potential donors.
  • Assure compliance with all National Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Promote Association-wide programs and initiatives. 
  • Serve as a member of the senior team for Michigan and work as a member of that team to achieve full-mission goals for the Chapter in support of the overall organization.
  • Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the Chapter President/CEO to maintain efficient operations in the State of Michigan.



  • Bachelor's degree or experience and education that is similarly equivalent. CFRE is a plus but not required. 
  • 5 years proven leadership experience in professional fundraising, utilizing diversified fundraising programs.  Experience with mass market events like Walk is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Proven track record of mobilizing community volunteers to engage in mass market fundraising efforts. 
  • Demonstrated success in engaging corporate leadership in supporting local fundraising.
  • Demonstrated success in making and closing fundraising and volunteer leadership requests of individuals and groups to meet and support fundraising goals. 
  • Prior experience in strategic implementation planning, budget development and management. 
  • Prior success in leading, developing and mentoring fundraising staff and volunteers. 
  • Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Attention to detail and solid project management skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early morning and occasional weekends.
  • Ability to travel extensively through the State of Michigan, as well as occasional overnight travel.   Ability to travel out of state on occasion.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance and access to reliable, personal vehicle to meet travel requirements


Location: Southfield, MI

Hours: Full time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade: 11

Reports To: President & CEO, Michigan Chapter


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 1,700 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 be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

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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