The Development Director position is responsible for the implementation of the strategic plan to maintain and grow a revenue portfolio of $2mm+ in the Desert Southwest Chapter - which includes Arizona and Southern Nevada. Duties include overseeing fundraising efforts, building strong and successful relationships, maintaining communications with donors and patrons and managing development staff. The position involves significant teamwork and collaborative efforts with Chapter Executive, staff, volunteers, organizations, foundations, corporations, and private donors.
This position is eligible for a $15,000 sign on bonus!!
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead and execute fund development strategies in keeping with the Chapter’s Strategic Plan.
- Provide leadership in fundraising activities, including Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day, Gala and other events. Supervise and/or support development staff throughout the chapter.
- Work with the Executive Director, Chapter Leadership Team and Chapter Board, to position the Chapter and its programs to maximize fund development opportunities.
- Cultivate and develop relationships with existing and potential volunteer leaders, donors, including individuals, organizations, and corporations. Oversee the development and updating of a comprehensive donor database.
- Provide leadership in developing and maintaining corporate relations. Direct, implement, and monitor foundation, submission of proposals and applications, and follow-up on reporting.
- Assist the Executive Director in providing support and staff leadership in fund development to the Chapter Board and related committees. Support Regional Directors to identify and engage prospective volunteer leaders, donors and corporations. Maintain an organizational, inclusive environment that attracts, motivates, supports, and retains diverse, collaborative, high quality professional employees and volunteers who are committed to fund development.
- Ensure that Chapter and National policies, standards, and decisions are implemented and maintained. Foster appropriate communication and positive relationships between the Chapter Board, Regional Leadership Councils, Chapter and Regional staff.
- Serve as a member of the Chapter’s Leadership Team, participating in the development of organizational plans and coordinating with other members in specific functional areas.
- Other duties as needed and appropriately assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in sales/marketing or related field. CFRE is a plus but not required.
- 5+ years proven leadership experience in peer-to-peer, fundraising, and other diversified fundraising programs. Experience with mass market events is preferred.
- Progressively responsible work history in diversified fund development programs including donor relations, mass market and special events, and corporate initiatives.
- Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to write concise plans and reports and provide oral presentations. Multicultural sensitivity.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results
- Has a strong track record for networking and cultivating key C-Suite community and corporate leaders
- Proven success in bringing community and corporate leaders to the table to fulfill volunteer leadership roles
- Experience in strategic implementation planning, budget development and management
- Successful experience in supervising, coaching and motivating fundraising staff and volunteers
- Capable of working cross-functionally to build capacity
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Attention to detail and solid project management skills
- Proficiency with applications for Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), and teleconferencing software, such as Zoom
- Proficiency with Internet and database/fundraising applications, preferably Luminate (Convio)
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early morning and occasional weekends
- Willingness and ability to represent the Chapter at meetings and special events
- Ability to travel within the chapter territory, as well as occasional overnight travel
- Valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and access to reliable, personal vehicle to meet travel requirements
Full time, Exempt - Based on 37.5 hours per week
Position Grade: 209
Reports To: Executive Director of the Desert Southwest 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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website https://jobs.alz.org to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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.
Please apply using this link: https://jobs.alz.org/development-director/job/26297332
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