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The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter is accepting resumes for the following positions:   

Intermediate Gifts Coordinator

Reports To: Development Officer

Position Purpose: Fund the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association through strategically building relationships with appropriate individuals to facilitate increased giving and affinity to the Association

Key Deliverables:
• Increase the number of Alois (intermediate) level gifts ($1000-$9999 cumulative giving per calendar year), and total revenue received through gifts at this level
• Increase intermediate gift donor retention through appropriate stewardship, cultivation and personal solicitations 
• Identify donors and prospects with major giving potential and work with appropriate chapter and national staff, including the National major gifts staff to move these constituents forward on the giving continuum

Job Responsibilities:
• Research current and potential donors from all entry points into the organization, including programs, advocacy, direct marketing, online giving, tribute gifts, volunteers, and other areas to identify intermediate, major and planned giving donor prospects
• Develop and implement appropriate giving plans for existing and potential intermediate gift donors
• In partnership with appropriate staff and volunteers, develop a portfolio of prospects for upgraded giving levels, and implement appropriate stewardship, cultivation and solicitation plans for each
• Work in concert with the Development Officer and National major gifts team to identify and create a pipeline of potential major and planned giving donors
• Utilize mission focused opportunities available through the chapter and national organization to enhance the education and understanding of the Alzheimer’s Association and the disease for donors and prospects during events, visits, phone calls, correspondence and personal solicitations
• Implement Reason to Hope events in key markets to further develop intermediate gift pipeline
• Ensure proper donor recognition of all intermediate level donors, including integration of National stewardship activities
• Provide education and training to appropriate staff and volunteers to further strengthen the intermediate giving program
• Ensure proper Association branding of communication with donors and prospects

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, salary history and one page writing sample to Alexis Eaton at with the position title as the subject line.


Walk Manager

Full-time, Start date: Spring/Summer 2014

Reports to: Development Officer

Position Purpose: This position will manage the development and implementation of the Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s® through volunteer recruitment and corporate development achieving a 5 year goal of doubling revenue. With year-round activities and events, the Walk Coordinator is responsible for working with staff, volunteers, and community members (family and corporate teams and individuals) to achieve established goals.

Essential Job Functions:
• Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve the Chapter’s development goals.
• Ensure Walk volunteer committees are recruited, trained and developed on the National Walk to End Alzheimer’s timeline and utilizing best practices, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals.
• Ensure smooth integration of the National Association and Chapter best practices, standards and guidelines.
• Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities.
• Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing related to Walk.
• Manage the Walk websites and all related setup, reports and information.

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
• Demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment preferred
• Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
• Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar programs
• Ability to sell the Chapter’s programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers
• Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of Chapter-wide or multi-state events preferred

Knowledge and Skills:  This position requires attention to detail, strong organizational skills, creative thinking, and a passion for events and creating a high quality participant experience.
• Experience executing projects to reach and exceed ambitious goals
• Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy
• Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
• Interest and ease with working with corporations and constituents
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to provide excellent customer service by picking up incoming calls and responding to emails in a
timely fashion. All staff is responsible for quickly answering calls and emails as needed.
• Ability to function in a team-oriented environment as both a member of a team and a team leader
• Professional attitude and appearance
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
• Sense of humor and flexibility

Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Good vision and hearing (corrected)
• High volume of public contact both individual and group
• An absolute commitment to confidentiality
• Ability to travel throughout Chapter territory and fly to regional and national meetings
• Ability to work under pressure
• Must be able to lift or move 25 pounds
• Ability to type on a keyboard

Equipment Used:
• Personal Computer
• LCD projector/Laptop computer
• Telephone and conference call equipment
• Calculator
• Fax Machine
• Copier
• Audiovisual Equipment
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
• Must have reliable transportation
• Must have valid Texas Driver’s License

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. He/she will be required to follow any other instructions or perform any 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.

Submit: To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary history to Jessica Abad-Serpas at with the position title as the subject line.


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