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Sr Development Officer, Individual Giving

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General Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Development, this Senior Development Officer is responsible for achieving the aggressive three-year strategic individual giving program goals of the Alzheimer's Association. This role requires a high degree of collaboration at all levels of the organization: Acting as an integral staff member of a comprehensive development program; working closely with the Vice President of Development, President, and Board of Directors to manage a portfolio of donors: as well as, collaborating strategically with the Leadership Council, Board of Directors, the Executive Advisory Committee, and other volunteers to manage and grow philanthropic support. Occasional evening and weekend work are required throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Essential Job Functions

Maintain active portfolio of 120 prospects, including:   
-Identifying cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals with the capacity of making $1,000 and higher gifts
-Developing and implementing strategies to build relationships and maximize giving potential of individual donors
-Completing 100 pus face-to-face donor visits for purposes of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship annually.
-Utilizing data management system for prospect and donor management tracking   

Expand intermediate and major gift pipeline, including:
-Recruiting and managing a volunteer development committee who leads future individual giving funding priority fundraising initiatives
-Recruiting table hosts for Reason to Hope
-Collaborating with development and program staff on identification of donors and developing strategy to best engage family members and volunteers as donors
-Oversee cultivation events and activities, including industry-based and parlor events, as well as the Reason to Hope (one-hour annual ask event) where the goal is to acquire at least 10 percent of guests as new intermediate gift donors.    -Manage Stewardship and Research Officer to ensure implementation of robust stewardship program and high quality prospect research and briefings to support solicitations and cultivation events.

Minimum Requirements

Key Educational/Professional Requirements:
-Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred or equivalent experience in fundraising
-7 years related experience, with proven success in reaching fundraising goals: campaign experience and volunteer leadership committee management a plus
-5 years experience with Microsoft Office applications and fundraising software, preferably Raiser's Edge, and donor database applications: experience with online prospect research tools a plus

Key Professional Attributes:
-Comprehensive understanding of major gift fundraising principles and practices
-Strategic decision-making skills, demonstrating effective cost/benefit (trade-off) analysis and reflecting process-oriented solutions
-Goal and outcome focused, reflecting a clear appreciation of both the needs of diverse client populations and the organization's operational limits    -Demonstrated management skills, including ability to set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, develop work processes and supervise professionals
-Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work enthusiastically towards common objectives
-Strong awareness of the social, economic, political environment in which the Association operates, since part of its effectiveness is partnering in the larger community

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire
    480 Pleasant Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

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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