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Development Director

Job Location

Beachwood, OH

General Summary


The Development Director provides leadership and strategic vision to all aspects of   constituent revenue generation for the Association through a highly integrated development program.  Working in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will work with staff from the Association's national office, and the Chapters' Development Committee and Board of Trustees, to implement and grow a fundraising program to include special events, individual, corporate and foundation support and planned giving. 

Essential Job Functions


  • Write, implement and monitor an annual development plan to ensure integration with the Association's programs and services and the strategic implementation plan.
  • Work effectively with volunteers and provide staff support for the Development Committee to enable timely and responsible decision-making.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors and individual donors.
  • Ensure the effective implementation of multiple special events and development activities to include mass market events, donor relationship events and corporate partnerships.
  • Provide quarterly report of activity.
  • Identify and secure funding from foundations and related community resources.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate department staff.
  • Prepare and monitor the annual development budget and reports to support the Development Plan.
  • Actively participate in the Association's senior management team to effective integration of strategic directions throughout the organization.


  • Manage the development database system ensuring accurate and timely data entry and retrieval.
  • Ensure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Coach and develop staff and volunteers.
  • Anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities.


  • Work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful working relationships.
  • Determine and manage multiple priorities.
  • Communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
  • Model a high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized and accurate.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with constituents and colleagues with diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Creative
  • Self-Starter
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptable team player
  • Highly motivated to advance the mission and vision of the Alzheimer's Association

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of ten years special events and development experience with demonstrated growth and quantifiable results.
  • Minimum of five years in a management position with fiscal and personnel responsibilities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel.
  • Proficiency in a development database management system (i.e. software system Results Plus, Team Approach, Convio or similar software).
  • Knowledge of northeastern Ohio community and resources desirable.

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Cleveland Area
23215 Commerce Park Drive
Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.