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Donor Advisor, East Region

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New York, NY, USA

The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for a dynamic, experienced professional to cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts from individuals and families in the eastern region of the U.S., specifically based in New York, NY, to cover a territory that includes the entire state. The ideal candidate will have experience and success in raising gifts at the $10,000 - $1 million levels, to work with key stakeholders across the Association to build high-level donor relationships aimed at six- and seven-figure gifts from this geographic area. This position reports to the East Area Director, with a strong and integral partnership with local staff leadership across this territory. 

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors at the $10,000 - $1 million level, meeting activity metrics and revenue goals.
  • Integrate fully onto the team, adding strategic value to the existing major gift efforts. Help to lead a deeper and more expanded major gift program in assigned markets. 
  • Build and manage a portfolio of 100-125 qualified major gift donors and prospects.
  • Proactive prospecting, relationship building and networking to build the portfolio and strengthen the pipeline of major gift donors and prospects.
  • Prepare written materials such as visit strategies/briefings, correspondence, solicitation/proposal and pledge documents. 
  • Maintain strong and accurate records of activities, as directed by team protocol using the national database. Monitor, evaluate, and report on progress and outcomes against agreed upon goals. 
  • Respond to major and planned gift leads moved to you for follow-up. Work proactively in each community to network and expand portfolio.
  • Contribute to the national major and planned gift team as the Alzheimer’s Association continues to build and expand major and principal gifts across the Association. 
  • Adhere to professionalism and fundraising best practices as demonstrated by moves management industry standards and donor-centered methodology.
  • Handle other major and planned gift responsibilities as needed.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree required. CFRE or advanced degree a plus. 
  • 3-5 years minimum required successful experience in major gift fundraising securing substantial major gifts, 5-7 years preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and closing of major gifts at the five-figure and particularly six-figure and above levels.
  • Experience in working with high net worth donors, volunteer leaders and staff leadership.
  • Excellent, persuasive, and diplomatic communicator - in person, over the phone, and in writing - with the ability to prepare proposals, briefing materials, reports, and correspondence.
  • Strong problem solving and negotiating skills. Highly creative/innovative with abilities to persuade and motivate others.
  • Think and plan strategically, be creative, and possess an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to analyze data and information to drive strategic development of portfolio - includes the evidenced ability to research donor database and historic giving for major gift potential.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently on complex donor strategies.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including ability to listen, observe and interact well with diverse individuals and groups.
  • The ability to understand the research and impact dimensions of a proposed project, to conceptualize them and make a compelling case to a donor for philanthropic support
  • An engaging (yet humble) personal style, a sincere interest in people, patience, a willingness to listen, and the capacity to engender trust and to establish lasting relationships
  • Results-oriented with ability to focus on and meet deadlines and goals.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Team leader and team player with ability to work collaboratively with chapter and national staff and volunteers.
  • High integrity and professionalism, respecting the confidential nature of donor information and the Alzheimer’s Association’s business practices. 
  • Must be authentic and have a sense of humor.
  • Must be available for evening and weekend work as required, and able to travel as needed. Estimated travel up to 40% with occasional periods of higher travel.

Organization Info

Alzheimer's Association

Chicago, IL, United States
About Us

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 28 2019
Active Until: 
Sep 28 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Alzheimer's Association