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Development Director

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General Summary

Provide management level leadership for the development, oversight, execution and monitoring of a diversified development plan for the Greater East Ohio Area Chapter.   Responsible for the supervision of all development staff. Member of the management team.

Essential Job Functions

  • Actively participate in the chapter's management team to ensure effective integration and coordination of the National Strategic plan into development and awareness activities at the chapter.
  • Provide management level leadership for the implementation of the chapter's fundraising programs to ensure diverse revenue streams, such as: memorial giving, grants, corporate initiatives, major and planned gifts and special events.
  • Provide management level leadership for the development and oversight of the chapter's public awareness and marketing efforts.  Including media impressions, press/media releases, advertising, chapter newsletter, etc.
  • Responsible for recruitment, training, supervision and coaching of chapter development staff and volunteers to ensure their goals are met.
  • Identify, cultivate and engage prospects for grants, major and planned gifts.
  • Identify, solicit and close on corporate engagement, including but not limited to sponsorship for all special events, working with community development staff, board members, volunteers and other partners as appropriate.
  • Maintain and steward positive relationships with existing donors in the areas of major gifts, planned giving, corporations and foundations for the chapter;
  • Review and monitor revenue accounting and development reports and systems for the National office in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with national staff in combined fundraising efforts as appropriate.
  • Work with the executive director on any research reception and donor events.
  • Participate on monthly development director calls with National staff.
  • Represent the Association at public events, special events, media events, as needed.
  • Work with executive director, management team and board to position the chapter and its programs to maximize fund development opportunities.
  • Assist in providing programs and services as needed.
  • Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.


  • Office hours are: 8:30-4:30, Monday through Friday.
  • Normal office environment in office-located in Hudson, Ohio; Minimum of one monthly visit to Youngstown office.
  • High volume of public contact.
  • Travel by car to attend meetings within the chapter territory, and by air to attend other meetings.
  • Work may be stressful during periods of high volume, around events or tight deadlines.


  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities.
  • Ability to coach and develop staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Ability to operate designated office equipment.

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the job holder. 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 element may change when necessary.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, sales or marketing, or a related field.
  • 3 years successful leadership experience in fundraising using diversified fund development programs, including event budgeting, implementation and strategic planning.
  • Proven success in making fundraising requests of individual, groups, companies, foundations and meeting fund development goals.
  • Ability to work effectively and as a team player with chapter staff and chapter volunteers.
  • Proven ability to positively manage, support and lead staff.
  • Ability and willingness to support other staff members and effectively collaborate on chapter strategic initiatives, priorities and mission fulfillment.
  • Positive attitude, sense of humor and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience and comfort with public speaking.
  • Successful experience in coaching and supervising volunteers in fund raising activities, including special events and third party events.
  • Experience in strategic planning, budget development and management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Power Point, as well as ability to use Google docs and email applications.
  • Experience in using fundraising software applications.

Email cover letter and salary requirements to Pam Schuellerman, Executive Director. No phone calls please.

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Ohio Area
70 W. Streetsboro St.
Suite 201
Hudson, OH 44236

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




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