The Alzheimer's Association National Office is looking for an experienced and committed individual to help lead the Association's efforts to deepen and expand its major donor investor relationships in the Houston and Southeast Texas markets. The ideal candidate will reside in the Houston area and have experience and success in raising gifts at the $10,000 - $1 million+ levels. This position reports to the Central Region Director of Major and Planned Gifts, with dotted line reporting relationship to the local chapter CEO ensuring a strong and integral partnership with local staff leadership.
Essential Job Functions
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors at the $10,000 - $1 million+ level. Meet activity metrics and revenue goals.
Integrate fully onto the chapter and national teams-adding strategic value to the existing major gift efforts. Help to lead a deeper and more expanded major gift program in both markets.
Build towards a combined portfolio of 100-125 qualified 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 invest and mature this area of fundraising.
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.
Demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and closing of major gifts at the five figures and particularly six figures and above levels.
3-5 years minimum required experience in major gift fundraising, 5-7 years preferred.
Experience in working with high net worth volunteer leaders.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and 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.
Strong analytical skills to drive strategic development of portfolio- includes the evidenced ability to research donor database and historic giving for MG potential.
Tactful, diplomatic, and assertive.
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.
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.
Ability and willingness to travel as needed.
Bachelor's degree required. CFRE or advanced degree a plus.