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Associate Director of Development

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General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

The Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.  We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and their 15 million families and caregivers. 

The Alzheimer's Association was recently recognized as the #1 Largest Best Non Profit to Work For in the Non Profit Times 50 Best Places to Work for 2013, 2012 and 2011. Founded in 1979, the central Ohio Chapter serves 14 counties and operates out of its main office in Columbus, OH with regional offices in Delaware and Union Counties.     

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development will play a key leadership role in achieving budgetary and strategic goals as part of the Alzheimer's Association's strategic plan.  As a member of the development team, he/she is responsible for the growth and development of the Chapter's largest mass market event: Walk to End Alzheimer's in Columbus, OH.  This person is also responsible for managing the Walk to End Alzheimer's events in Delaware and Pickaway Counties. 

Walk to End Alzheimer's is the signature fundraising event of the Alzheimer's Association.  He/she will have primary responsibility for these three walks and collaboratively work with development staff and volunteers to recruit, train and manage high level volunteer planning committees to lead those Walks in their respective communities.  Working with the Director of Development and the development team, he/she is also responsible for the cultivation, development and retention of existing and new corporate partnerships. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for achieving current revenue targets and expense budgets with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
  • Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics.
  • Ensure high level leadership volunteer committees (either chapter wide or regionally based) are recruited, trained and developed using timelines and best practices established through our national office, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals.
  • Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines for successful event execution.
  • Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development.
  • Collaborates with other key departments to ensure cross promotion, and support of, organizational goals and/or messages.
  • Monitors activities to identify trends and best practices; measures impact of specific actions; identifies and addresses issues as they arise and adjusts plans as required.
  • Utilizes available resources to maximize event results and participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association.
  • Ensures inclusion of The Walk to End Alzheimer's within Chapter promotional/communications channels including email, social media, e-News, public relations and local marketing efforts.
  • 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.
  • Maintain relationships with corporate sponsors year-round and insure involvement in all relevant chapter activities and recognition opportunities.
  • Work to develop a new network of high level contacts for the chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships.
  • Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing.
  • Manage respective event websites and all related setup, reports and information.


  • Assure compliance with Alzheimer's Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Other assignments as requested by the Director of Development.     

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least three years of experience in a nonprofit development/fundraising setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Must be able to work with others to accomplish goals.
  • Proficient in computer based information systems.
  • 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.


  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills; professional customer service skills with visitors, callers and volunteers.


  • Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor.
  • Ability to make frequent trips to other locations for meetings, events, etc. via auto and air; ability to operate a motor vehicle; must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and move about to retrieve files.


  • Outgoing, Positive, Engaging and Enthusiastic.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and problem-solve.
  • Strong ability to self-manage with significant strength in time management.
  • Detail-oriented, efficient, and able to multi-task.
  • Strong listening skills; friendly, helpful manner with clients.


  • Personal computer.
  • Multi-line telephone, Conference phone, Photocopier, Fax machine.
  • Microsoft Office.
  • Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout.
  • Raiser's Edge and/or other databases.
  • Previous experience with Convio preferred.

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 elements may change when necessary.

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

Please do not call regarding the status of resumes.  Qualified candidates will be contacted.        

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Central Ohio
1379 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215

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.