Director of Development

Website The Alzheimer's Association

Position Summary:

The Director of Development is accountable for the performance and success of fundraising events and strategies across the Central Ohio chapter territory to meet revenue goals. This person will mobilize and manage staff and volunteers to produce the Chapter’s special events and fundraising initiatives according to our national timelines and best practices and serve in a leadership role within the chapter, reporting to the Executive Director.

As Director of Development, you will put your proven sales and relationship management skills to work driving success and achieving revenue goals through positive engagement with staff and community volunteer leaders.

Utilizing your proven networking skills, you will identify and cultivate relationships with key community leaders and C-Suite corporate partners effectively. As a recognized leader and fundraiser in the peer-to-peer space, you will coach and inspire your team to build successful event growth strategies through community and volunteer engagement for our Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day, and RivALZ to End Alz programs.

In this key Central Ohio chapter leadership position, you will work closely with the Chapter Executive and cross-functional leadership developing ambitious community engagement strategies and goals that align with the Association’s strategic plan and deliver measurable results. You will contribute your professional fundraising leadership experience in leading, coaching and mentoring your team of professional development staff.

You will also lead the planning and execution of the chapter’s annual Evening of Inspiration Gala, bringing community leaders together through an evening dinner event to raise funds to support the chapter’s work in the community and critical research. This event includes recruiting and managing an Executive Leadership Planning Committee to drive corporate sponsorship, event ticket sales, and individual giving to the event to reach set goals.

This position is eligible for a $15,000 sign-on bonus!!

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, The Longest Day, RivALZ to End ALZ and the chapter’s annual Evening of Impact Gala
  • 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, support for pipeline development for major and planned gifts and other areas of development.

What you Bring:

  • 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 like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is required
  • 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

Title:  Director of Development

Position Location: Columbus, OH

Full time or Part time: Full time

Position Grade: 207

Reports To: Executive Director

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 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.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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.



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