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Development Director

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General Summary

The Development Director will provide leadership for the creation, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive fund development program for the Oregon National Chapter. In addition, s/he will work to attain increased visibility and awareness of the Alzheimer's Association.

This position will be based at the Chapter's Portland, OR office.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide management level leadership for development and implementation of the Oregon Chapter's fundraising programs to ensure a diverse revenue stream such as: annual campaigns, memorials, corporate sponsorship and other corporate gifts, major and planned gifts and special events. With the Chapter's Executive Director, establish annual fundraising goals and plans for the achievement of those Chapter goals;
  • 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;
  • Assist with the maintenance of  accurate donor database information in areas of corporate sponsorships/partnerships, major gifts, and special events for the Chapter;
  • Identify and execute chapter special events and third party events that have potential to raise substantial funds for the Chapter. Develop an effective and "cause-dedicated" pool of effective volunteers, including strong chairs to lead all special events planning and implementation.
  • Identify prospects for grants, major and planned gifts program for the Chapter and, with the Executive Director, begin the cultivation process;
  • Promote the mission of the Alzheimer's Association in all special events and activities;
  • Recruit, train, coordinate and motivate development volunteers, including those working on a special fund-raising event and members of the various fundraising committees and the Leadership Council;
  • Review and monitor revenue accounting and reporting systems in a timely manner;
  • Maximize revenues at the lowest possible expense; develop and implement a development work plan to work within budget;
  • Ensure compliance with all National and Chapter Standards and Policies;
  • Represent the Chapter and Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events; and
  • Assist in providing programs and services as needed; and
  • Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director to maintain efficient operations in the defined geographical region.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Sales, Marketing, Non-Profit Management or related field
  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principal components of a philanthropic fund development program;
  • At least five years of successful experience in organizing and conducting components of a fund development program, including program/event budgeting and strategic planning;
  • Successful experience in recruting and supervising volunteers in fundraising activities including special events and third party events;
  • Ability to work effectively and as a team player with chapter staff team and volunteers;
  • Knowledge to implement new fund raising ideas that broaden and deepen chapter fund raising effectiveness and results;
  • Ability and willingness to support other staffers and collaborate effectively on chapter strategic initiatives, priorities and mission fulfillment;
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Experience in using fundraising software applications (donor tracking systems).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of basic office machines.
  • Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business. Evening or weekend work may be required on occasion 


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Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Home 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.




Alzheimer's Association

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