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Director of Development

Williston, VT, USAWillistonVTUSA

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Vermont Chapter Director of Development is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies for the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, to meet the $1 million revenue goals. This person will mobilize and manage staff and volunteers to implement chapter development strategies. The Director of Development will also have personal fundraising goals. In addition, this person will be responsible for working with the home office Major Gift staff on developing and growing an intermediate/major gifts program for the chapter. Based in Williston, Vermont, this position requires frequent travel within the state and occasional travel throughout the United States.  

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Train and supervise special events staff and volunteer team responsible for event production  
  • Supervise staff and volunteers as they coordinate signature events - statewide Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day as well as constituent events - Camel’s Hump Challenge   
    • Walk and The Longest Day responsibilities include: team captain/walker recruitment and retention; corporate sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; and all event logistics   
  • Work with staff and volunteers to successfully organize the chapter’s Reason to Hope dinner and other relationship events in Vermont  
  •  Research and explore the potential of initiating new volunteer-led constituent or relationship events that might resonate in Vermont.  
  • Work with chapter staff and volunteers to identify donors with larger giving potential.  
  • Implement a year round strategy to cultivate and solicit donors 
  • Work with the Executive Director to identify and develop non-event based revenue streams for the chapter, such as cultivating foundation grants and corporate partners   
  • Execute national and state campaigns with staff and volunteers  
  • Assist staff in identifying, recruiting, training and managing high impact volunteers who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue   
  • Prepare reports and provide information as requested and required; oversee project budgets and maintain financial records for events  
  • Provide support to overall fundraising operations in Vermont to include: customer service to constituents, coordination with all Chapter staff, donor/sponsor/advocate relations and communications, management of donor relations; etc.  
  • Provide support for the Communications functions in the Chapter, including working with Vermont media to promote and advance the work of the Alzheimer’s Association, coordinating spokespeople for the Association, etc.  
  • Manage public relations for promotion of key events in the Chapter, including Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day, including:   
    • Seeking and implementing opportunities for coverage of events  
    • Creation of marketing campaigns to support events  
    • Coordination with Chapter’s social media presence to promote work of the Chapter   
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree, Professional Certifications (CFRE or CFRM) preferred  
  • 7 years of management-level experience preferred in marketing, fundraising, nonprofit management or related field  
  • Experience in mass market event fundraising (walks, cycling, runs, etc.) preferred  
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships  
  • Experience in major donor cultivation preferred  


  • Excellent computer and database skills   
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills, sales and marketing, volunteer management and development experience  
  • Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks  
  • 3 years of supervisory experience required  
  • Prior experience in strategic planning and budget development and management preferred  
  • Basic knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, delegate and meet deadlines  
  • Must be a team player  
  • Must have a car and a valid driver's license for travel throughout State of Vermont and occasional meetings in New England  
  • Must be available to work some evenings, weekends, extended hours for meetings and events and occasional out of state meetings

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: 
Jul 23 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 23 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Alzheimer's Association