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Sr. Associate Director, Development (Seattle)

Job Location

Seattle, WA

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association, Western & Central Washington's National Chapter, seeks a talented and committed Sr. Associate Director of Development.  This position is primarily responsible for creating and executing the development plan to build the organization's contributed revenue via events, intermediate, major, and planned gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and direct mail.  These development initiatives will flow from the Alzheimer's Association's Strategic Plan. S/he will work closely with volunteer leadership and committees, community partners, and National Office counterparts to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward funding sources. The Sr. Associate Director of Development will lead the development team, and serve on the Chapter's Leadership Team. 

Essential Job Functions

**Develop and implement the Chapter's annual fund development plan and fund development portion of the Chapter Strategic Implementation Plan to meet Chapter revenue needs and the goals and objectives of the Alzheimer's Association Strategic Plan:

  -Provide management-level leadership for the development and implementation of the Chapter's fundraising programs to ensure a diverse revenue stream.

  -Plan and implement the annual contributed revenue budget in collaboration with the Leadership Team and under the direction of the Executive Director.

  -Work with the Events Manager, the Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager and the Leadership Team to set the annual event plan and calendar, including Walk to End Alzheimer's, Reason to Hope community breakfasts, and all other combined events, including but not limited to third-party fundraisers and constituent cultivation and stewardship events.

**Maximize productivity of the Development Department by delegating authority and accountability to the staff of the Department:

  -Directly supervise and manage the Events Manager, the Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, and the Constituent Relations Associate.

  - Preside over the workflow of the Department via weekly Department staff meetings.

  -Assist the Foundation & Corporate Relations Manager in the preparation and submission of corporate and family foundation grants.

**Collaborate with the National Office development team in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts and corporate partnerships:

  -Set a fund development strategy to reach budgeted goals in conjunction with the Major Gifts Officer.

  -Set the strategy and plan for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and existing donors, including conducting donor/prospect research.

  -Nurture relationships with external stakeholders and engage members of a diverse community ranging from professionals in the research community to people and families living with the disease

  -Manage a portfolio of 50-100 intermediate gift donors

  -Utilize a moves management, donor-centered fundraising approach by reaching out to donors via face-to-face meetings, telephone contact, email and handwritten letters

  -Encourage prospects to deepen their connection to the Association via multi-channel involvement

**Mobilize, inspire, and supervise the Development staff in effective communication with volunteers, supporters, current donors, donor prospects, corporate partners and corporate and family foundations

  -Supervise, mentor and evaluates the Development team; work with team members to create annual performance objectives and execute individual and team work plans

  -Provide training in order to ensure that all members of the development team are able to carry out the key activities of the department

**Support and advise key volunteers and members of the Board in their fundraising efforts:

  -Work with Chapter's volunteer leadership and Executive Director to help position the Chapter and its programs to maximize fund development opportunities.

  -Collaborates with Fund Development Committee Chair in setting agenda for meetings and priority activities of the Committee.

  -Assist the Events Manager in recruiting, training, supervising, and coaching volunteers.

  -Attend Board and Fund Development Committee meetings.  Report on progress toward meeting revenue targets and key development activities

**Increase public awareness of Alzheimer's disease and the Alzheimer's Association:

  -Represent the Chapter at public and community events where there is fundraising potential

  -Build knowledge and understanding for the Alzheimer's Association in all communications with current and potential donors and partners

**Additional responsibilities:

  -Support and participate in Association events, including but not limited to the Walk to End Alzheimer's, A Reason to Hope, and chapter conferences, as requested.

  -Support and participate in formal advocacy and public policy activities as requested.

  -Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

- Bachelor's degree in sales, marketing, or a related field, or equivalent experience

- 5-7 years of fund development experience in a non-profit organization with diversified fund development programs, at least 2 of which were at a leadership level

- Proven success in developing and executing effective fundraising plans, meeting fundraising goals, and soliciting individual, corporate, and foundation donors

- Experience in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers in fundraising activities

- Experience with public speaking and communicating effectively in person, in writing, and electronically to a variety of audiences

- Excellent interpersonal, relationship, and staff development skills; must be a team player

- Excellent analytical, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills

- Experience in strategic planning and budget development and management.

- Ability and willingness to support other staffers and effectively collaborate effectively on chapter strategic initiatives, priorities and mission fulfillment.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office as well as CRM databases

- Ability and willingness to travel as required. Must possess a reliable vehicle, auto insurance and valid driver's license.

- Ability to keep a flexible schedule, with some early morning, late evening and weekend work.

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Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

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




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