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Development Officer, Greater Boston

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General Summary

Reporting to the Director of Special Events, this Development Officer plays a key role implementing and achieving the goals of the Alzheimer's Association through various outreach and fundraising activities in the Greater Boston region, especially coordinating the Walk to End Alzheimer's in this specific region. This is a key fundraising event for the Association, representing an approximately $1,000,000-$1,300,000 contribution to revenue, and therefore, requires a seasoned professional with demonstrated success delivering on goals and managing a cadre of volunteers. The role also includes overseeing the effective functioning of the volunteer event committee that sponsors this important Walk. This person is based at the Watertown MA office, and must be able to travel throughout the region and chapter. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Job Functions

As the key staff member for the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's, ensure that team participation, corporate and individual financial goals are successfully met.      
-Recruit, train and motivate (1) skilled participants to serve on the event committee, and a (2) cadre of volunteers to coordinate a safe and meaningful day of event experience for constituents; while delivering on the goals for the Walk to End Alzheimer's event and other development activities: and, serving as staff liaison to the Greater Boston Walk volunteer committee      
-Build holistic relationships and secure sponsorship revenue from corporations in Greater Boston region      
-Oversee the recruitment and stewardship to Alzheimer's Association Greater Boston volunteer fundraisers: and identifying and cultivating beneficial relationships with potential donors in the assigned geographic region           
-Represent the Alzheimer's Association and make public presentations at community and public events

Minimum Requirements

Education/Professional Requirements        
-Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent experience in fundraising 
-5 years related experience with proven success in development, marketing, special event fundraising or related activities, including strong volunteer management experience essential 
-3 years experience with fundraising software, preferably Raiser's Edge, and donor database applications: desktop publishing and online giving software (i.e., Convio) a plus           
Key Professional Attributes        
-Superior self-management skills, as independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential 
-Deadline driven, incorporating effective planning and time management strategies that support collaborative delivery of results 
-Ability to build effective relationship networks (inside and outside the Association), including supporting others to work enthusiastically towards common objectives 
-Highly collaborative and team focused, as much of the delivery of results requires influencing other without &ldquo: reporting -authority" 
-Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach 
-Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities

Send your resume and cover letter:

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  • 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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