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Development Director, Southeastern VA
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General Summary

The Development Director, Southeastern Virginia will provide leadership and direction for the enhancement, oversight and administration of a diversified comprehensive development plan that is aligned with the Association strategic plan. In addition, this position carries responsibility for developing individual giving pipelines to fund the mission of the Association as well as the cultivation of corporate and organizational gifts.                    

This position will be based at the chapter's Norfolk, VA office.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide management level leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure a diverse revenue stream such as annual campaigns, tributes, corporate sponsorship and other corporate gifts, major and planned gifts, and special events;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the annual strategic plan for the Chapter, with an emphasis on the identification and cultivation of prospects for fundraising appeals and to initiate new and maximize existing income streams from the Chapter;
  • Manage corporate relationships to include securing new event sponsors, increasing commitment from existing sponsors, and ensuring benefit fulfillment.
  • Secure participation of local companies in the Alzheimer's Workplace Alliance with goal of engaging active participation in at least one of the Chapter's fundraising events, such as the Walk to End Alzheimer's or The Longest Day. Oversee and assist in recruiting/securing Task Force members and teams for The Longest Day. Conduct annual Task Force member training;
  • In coordination with Communications Coordinator, develop marketing strategies to include utilization of local media, to promote and increase special event awareness, visibility, and participation. Contribute to Chapter newsletter, social media and website;
  • Act as direct Association liaison for all third party events. Ensure completion and compliance of third party agreements;
  • Develop an effective and "cause-dedicated" pool of effective volunteers, including strong chairs to lead all special events planning and implementation;
  • Analyze/evaluate current donor base to identify opportunities to expand individual giving, major giving and corporate landscape. Build understanding for the Alzheimer's Association - its research role, programs and services - in all communications with current and potential donors.
  • Supervises, develops, evaluates and supports fundraising and communications staff;
  • Represents Chapter at public and media events, as well as conferences and workshops. Attend Chamber of Commerce Networking meetings;
  • Assures compliance with all National Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promotes Association-wide programs and initiatives. Ensures proper preparation and timely submission of reports as requested and required;
  • Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the President & CEO to maintain efficient operations in the defined geographical region.       

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in sales/marketing or related field; CFRE preferred.
  • 5+ years proven leadership experience in professional fundraising, utilizing diversified fundraising programs.  Experience with mass market events like Walk preferred.
  • Proven success in making and closing fundraising requests of individual and groups to meet fund development goals.
  • Experience in strategic planning, budget development and management.
  • Successful experience in supervising and supporting fundraising staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and mentor junior staff.
  • Attention to detail and solid project management skills.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with a variety of personalities in a positive manner.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency with Internet and database/fundraising applications, preferably Convio.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early morning and occasional weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to represent Chapter at meetings and special events.
  • Ability to travel extensively in chapter territory, as well as occasional overnight travel.
  • Valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance and access to reliable personal vehicle to meet travel requirements.


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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.

There are no other positions available at this time. We do have unpaid internships and volunteer oppotunities available. Please use the volunteer application.


Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.