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Director, Major Gift-East Region

Job Location

New York City, NY

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association is looking for a dynamic, experienced professional to build and lead a team of major and planned giving officers for the eastern United States. This full-time director position will work with nationwide colleagues and leadership as well as with regional stakeholders to lead, coach, and mentor a team of five fundraisers. The director will be responsible for a FY16 regional goal of $14 million in major and strategic gifts. This is an outstanding opportunity to build a strong regional team in an important geographic area, with an organization that is a global leader in Alzheimer's disease.

This position would preferably be based in New York City (Manhattan), but may be based in any large city on the East Coast. 

Essential Job Functions

  •  Working closely with the Senior Director to set goals and strategies to meet revenue and activity metrics for the region
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on progress and outcomes against goals
  • Lead and inspire a team of five major/planned giving fundraisers
  • Manage a personal portfolio with revenue goal
  • Develop and implement strategies to engage leads and build major and strategic gift portfolio in the region
  • Work collaboratively, strategically, and effectively with departmental colleagues and peers across the Association
  • Provide written input into materials ranging from visit strategies/briefings, correspondence, solicitations/proposals, pledge documents, and donor packets
  • Adhere to team processes - such as maintaining strong data management and record keeping
  • Contribute to the nationwide Relationship Development & Strategic Giving and Strategic Fundraising Initiatives teams
  • Embrace and live out professionalism and fundraising best practices

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years minimum required experience in major gift fundraising
  • Experience in working with high net worth volunteer leaders and demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and closing of major gifts at the five, six, and seven figure levels
  • Experience in managing and leading a team of fundraisers
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to write and edit with accuracy and speed
  • Strong problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Highly creative/innovative with abilities to persuade and motivate others
  • Strong analytical skills to drive strategic development of region – ability to add strategic value to various donor situations regional team members will have
  • Able to overcome barriers and challenges with positive, can-do attitude
  • Superior interpersonal skills including ability to listen, observe and interact well with diverse individuals and groups. Tactful, diplomatic, and appropriately assertive
  • Results oriented with ability to focus on and meet deadlines and goals
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Team leader and team player with ability to work collaboratively with Association colleagues, and leadership locally and nationally
  • High integrity and professionalism, respecting the confidential nature of donor information and the Alzheimer's Association's business practices
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, including overnight travel
  • Bachelor's degree required. CFRE or advanced degree a plus



Or mail resume and cover letter to:

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

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.