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Associate Director of Donor Relations

Job Location

Pittsburgh, PA

General Summary

The Associate Director of Donor Relations is responsible for corporate, foundation and individual gift cultivation and stewardship for the Chapter with specific emphasis working with the Vice President of Development, Major Gift Officer, and President and CEO.  The Associate Director of Donor Relations will be responsible for the planning, execution and oversight of the Reason to Hope Events for the Chapter territory. 

Essential Job Functions

Corporate Relationships

  • Identify and cultivate corporate partners across the Chapter Territory focusing in our key markets.
  • Work with Vice President of Development on funding opportunities that may exist throughout the region
  • Solicit and secure corporate gifts to support the current needs of chapter

Major/Intermediate Gifts

  • Build and manage a portfolio of Intermediate Gift/Major Donor prospects.
    In building the portfolio, qualify, cultivate and solicit for gifts in excess of $1,000.  This will include a detailed cultivation plan for each donor, strategies for increasing revenue and strategies and benchmarks for upgrading giving levels.
  • Establish personal donor contact with an assigned portfolio of  donors as well as prospects delivered by Team Approach
  • Work with CEO, Vice President of Development and Major Gift Officer to consistently qualify potential major or planned giving prospects to maximize the income from the regions as a whole
  • Work with the Vice President of Development and Major Gifts Officer to plan and execute donor receptions across the chapter territory


  • Identify and Cultivate Foundation relationships.   
  • Meet with Foundation leaders in this territory to educate them on our programs and services.
  • Work with Vice President of Development on funding opportunities that may exist throughout the region
  • Solicit and secure foundation gifts based on the current needs of chapter

Reason To Hope Events

  • Work with Vice President of Development and event staff to fully implement the Reason to Hope Events across Chapter Territory achieving the financial goals set forth in the annual budget
  • Lead and work with table hosts and volunteers to ensure events are successful.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit sponsors to achieve goal.
  • Coordinate logistics of the event, including but not limited to, selecting venue, seating and table arrangements, food and beverage, and managing day of event.
  • Manage all correspondence with Table Hosts, volunteers and staff to ensure open communication throughout event timeline.
  • Coordinate the Table Host Kick-off event approximately 2 months prior to event along with materials for distribution to table hosts.
  • Work with Vice President of Development and Marketing & Communications Director on all collateral pieces including scripting for speakers
  • Work with appropriate staff to determine speakers for each event
  • Coordinate follow up thank you calls to Reason to Hope donors and
    personally call and thank all pledge donors and one-time donors over
    $250 and following the appropriate moves management for donors

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience is required
  • 3 years minimum Experience in fund development leadership
  • Proven gift experience including identification, cultivation and successful solicitation of corporations, individuals and foundations is required
  • Experience in grant writing to obtain funding from foundations and corporations
  • Experience in identifying additional sources of revenue generation
  • Experience in leadership with volunteers at all levels of an organization
  • Experience in budget management


  • Normal office environment
  • High volume of public contact
  • Travel by car to attend meetings within Pennsylvania and by air or car to national meetings
  • Evening and weekend hours may be required
  • Work may be stressful during periods of high volume or tight deadlines


  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contact to build and maintain successful teams
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze growth opportunities and expansion of services
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to analyze information and make timely, appropriate decisions
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties
  • Ability to operate designated office equipment
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative

Please send resume and cover letter to Angela Grimm,
Vice President of Development at 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA
15222 or agrimm@alz.org No phone calls please.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder. He/she will be required to follow any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential job functions may change when necessary.

  • by email: agrimm@alz.org
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pennsylvania
    2595 Interstate Drive
    Suite 100
    Harrisburg, PA 17110

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




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