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Position: Senior Development Officer/Annual Fund

Division: Development
Reports to: VP of Development
Status: Exempt
Salary: DOE

General Summary:
The Alzheimer's Association of Orange County seeks a dynamic and skilled fundraising professional for the position of Senior Development Officer overseeing all aspects of the Annual Fund. Major responsibilities include:

  • Managing the annual strategy for donor engagement, solicitation and stewardship of intermediate donors ($1,000 - $9,999) including Reason to Hope attendees, Visionary Women and Champion/Grand Champion Walkers
  • Growing and deepening the intermediate donor pool by identifying and qualifying prospective donors and moving them through the giving pipeline to secure larger gifts and/or referring those donors with greater capacity to the major gift program
  • Creating an annual donor stewardship program that that proactively engages intermediate donors throughout the year
  • Partnering with Communications Department to collaborate on messaging and strategy as part of annual direct mail appeals

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships with a portfolio of 125-150 former, current, and prospective donors ($1,000 to $9,999); and, work collaboratively with VP of Development and the Major Gifts team, to institute Moves Management strategies when appropriate
  • In collaboration with VP of Development, work effectively with the Chapter's CEO, Board of Directors, Major Giving Officers, and Chapter staff to coordinate fundraising priorities and to develop solicitation strategies for individual prospects at the intermediate level
  • Oversee all aspects (excluding event logistics) of annual fundraising event (A Reason to Hope) including, but not limited to, recruitment of event chairs, table hosts, speakers, and providing support to volunteers
  • Prepare written materials including visit strategies/briefings, correspondence, solicitations/proposals, and pledge documents
  • Maintain up-to-date contact reports/notes in the Association’s relationship management database

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five years' experience in nonprofit fundraising, preferably with direct and relevant experience managing the annual fund for a non-profit organization
  • 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
  • Excellent management, communication and interpersonal skills; must effectively interact with staff and volunteers at all levels
  • Ability to represent the Association in a professional manner
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties; ability to work evenings and weekends

To apply, please review the qualifications listed. If you meet the qualifications please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter that tells us how your education and experience fits with the job description and requirements, why you want to work for the Alzheimer’s Association
  2. Resume with salary history.

Send info to:
Sarah Agee
Sterling Search, Inc.
Phone: 714.433.7040

Position: Major Giving/Planned Giving Officer — Greater San Diego Area

Division: National
Reports To: Exempt
Status: Exempt
Salary: DOE

General Summary:

The Alzheimer’s Association National Office is looking for an individual to help lead the Association’s efforts to deepen and expand its major donor investor relationships in the Greater San Diego area and priority neighboring markets, including major donor relationships in Orange County. The ideal candidate will reside in the market and have experience and success in raising gifts at the $10,000 - $1 million+ levels. This position reports to the West Region Director of Major and Planned Gifts with a strong and integral partnership with local chapter leadership in San Diego and Orange County.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors at the $10,000 - $1 million+ level. Meet activity metrics and revenue goals. Ensures smooth integration of National Association and Chapter standards and guidelines
  • 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

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. CFRE or advanced degree a plus
  • 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

Salary requirements must be included with resume. To learn more and apply online, please visit the National Career Opportunities page.

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

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

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The job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. The Associate will be required to follow instructions and perform other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary.

The Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County is an equal employment opportunity employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation (gender identification), as well as any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The Associate or the Chapter may terminate employment at the Chapter for any reason, with or without cause or notice, at any time. Nothing in any oral or written statement shall limit the right to terminate employment at will. No Supervisor or Associate of the Chapter shall have any authority to enter into an employment agreement – express or implied – with any Associate providing for employment other than at will.

We always invite interested, qualified individuals seeking to become involved in work that is rewarding and meaningful to consider volunteer positions within the organization and/or to submit a resume for our files to

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