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Director, Development: Corporate Relations & Events

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General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter, seeks a dynamic, experienced professional to identify, cultivate, and expand corporate partnerships; manage third party events; cultivate, solicit, and steward donors; manage Chapter and National special events; grow tribute gifts to the Chapter.

Essential Job Functions

  • Utilize fundraising strategies to increase partnerships with local corporations (cash contributions, sponsorships, corporate foundation giving, workplace giving, etc.)
  • Work with the National Corporate Initiatives peer group to maximize revenue potential for national corporate partners in our Chapter area
  • Identify and qualify industry leaders/executives for senior management or the Board of Directors to cultivate and solicit
  • Partner with Director, Education, to coordinate corporate presentations and employee engagement opportunities (AEDA, lunch-and-learn, etc.)
  • Oversee special events (non-Walk related) produced by outside groups, companies, and volunteers (third party events) and the Chapter's efforts in the Association's second signature event (The Longest Day)
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships with former, current, and prospective donors 
  • Plan and execute an annual fundraiser (Food for Thought) in the Coachella Valley
  • Increase awareness of, and revenue from, tribute (honor and memorial) giving
  • Prepare written materials including visit strategies/briefings, correspondence, solicitations/proposals, and pledge documents
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on progress and outcomes against agreed upon goals
  • Develop and monitor annual budgets, revenue, and expenses
  • Represent the Chapter at public events, networking events, conferences, and workshops
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards, and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives

Minimum Requirements

  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising - able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) develop appropriate cultivation strategies; (3) move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) make solicitations when appropriate; (5) maintain stewardship contacts with donors
  • Proven track record in moves management and building corporate partnerships
  • Bachelor's degree in sales, marketing or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Successful experience working with volunteers in fundraising activities
  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets
  • Experience using fundraising or other database software
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • California driver license, proof of auto insurance, reliable transportation
  • Successful background screening

Send your resume and cover letter:

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




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