This position will lead the implementation of development operations and provide oversight and administration of a diversified comprehensive development plan and goals that is aligned with the Association strategic plan. The Director of Development is also responsible for recruiting, coaching, and managing staff to achieve development goals and ensuring that key volunteers and committees support the revenue goals. In addition, this position carries responsibility for developing individual giving pipelines to fund the mission of the Association as well as the cultivation of corporate and organizational gifts.
Essential Job Functions
Provide management level leadership, oversight, and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure achievement of revenue goals around mass market events/special events, corporate sponsorship, and other corporate gifts focused toward constituent and premier events. Knowledge of individual giving techniques a plus.
Responsible for recruiting, managing, developing, and retaining productive fundraising and marketing teams and volunteers to implement and achieve the budgeted fundraising goals, priority focus will be on constituent events (Walk to End Alzheimer's and The Longest Day), premier events (gala and banquet), and have a working understanding of individual giving including major gifts.
Provide leadership for volunteer leadership recruitment and engagement efforts for the chapter's fundraising initiatives.
Participate in the development and implementation of the annual strategic implementation plan for the chapter, with an emphasis on the growth of mass market/special events and identification and cultivation of prospects for fundraising activities.
Analyze and evaluate current donor base Corporate and Individuals to identify opportunities to expand engagement and giving.
Build understanding for the Alzheimer's Association - its research role, programs, and services - in all communications with current and potential donors.
Assure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards, and applicable regulatory requirements.
Promote Association-wide programs and initiatives.
Ensure proper preparation and timely submission of reports as requested and required.
Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director to maintain efficient operation in the defined geographical region.
Bachelor's degree in sales/marketing or related field; CFRE is a plus but not required.
5+ years' proven leadership experience in professional fundraising, utilizing diversified fundraising programs. Experience with mass market events like Walk is required.
Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results.
Proven strong track record for mobilizing community volunteers to engage in mass market fundraising efforts.
Proven success in making and closing fundraising and volunteer leadership requests of individual and groups to meet and support fundraising goals.
Experience in strategic implementation planning, budget development, and management.
Successful experience in supervising and supporting fundraising staff and volunteers.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to develop and mentor junior staff.
Attention to detail and solid project management skills.
Ability to work and collaborate with a variety of personalities in a positive manner.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Proficiency with internet and database/fundraising applications, preferably Luminate Convio.
Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early morning, and occasional weekends.
Willingness and ability to represent chapter at meetings and special events.
Ability to travel extensively in chapter territory, as well as occasional overnight travel.
Valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance and access to reliable, personal vehicle to meet travel requirements.