Job Description

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 twelve years in a row.

Position Summary:

The Alzheimer's Association, Gulf Coast Chapter, is seeking a dynamic, effective, customer-focused Vice President of Development.  This position will lead the implementation of development operations and provide oversight and administration of a diversified comprehensive development plan. The VP of Development is also responsible for recruiting, coaching and managing staff to achieve development goals and ensuring that key volunteers and committees support revenue goals.  In addition, this position carries responsibility for developing individual giving pipelines to fund the mission of the Association as well as the cultivation of corporate and organizational gifts.


  • Provide management level leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure achievement of revenue goals around mass market events/special 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, with priority focus on constituent events (Walk to End Alzheimer's and The Longest Day) plus relationship events such as the Gala Program.
  • In conjunction with the Chapter Executive Director and Major Gifts Officer, 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. 
  • Ensure proper preparation and timely submission of reports as requested and required.
  • Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director to maintain efficient operations in the defined geographical region.


  • Bachelor's degree in sales/marketing or related field; CFRE is a plus but not required. 
  • 5+ years proven leadership experience in professional fundraising, utilizing diversified fundraising programs. 
  • Prior experience with mass market events like Walk is required. 
  • Proven track record of mobilizing community volunteers to engage in mass market fundraising efforts. 
  • 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 and managing fundraising staff and volunteers. 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance and access to reliable, personal vehicle to meet travel requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early morning and occasional weekends.
  • Ability to travel extensively in chapter territory, as well as occasional overnight travel.
  • Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to develop and mentor junior staff.
  • Attention to detail and solid project management skills.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a variety of personalities in a positive manner.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel and PowerPoint.

Job Title:  VP of Development

Location:  Clearwater

Status:  Full-time, Exempt

Grade:  210

Reports To:  Regional Leader

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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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