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Development Manager

Job Location

Frederick, MD

General Summary

This full-time exempt position coordinates chapter development activities throughout Western Maryland and directly manages the Western Maryland Walk to End Alzheimer's and Memory Ball, both located in Frederick, MD; is responsible for building corporate and community relationships throughout the region; works directly with donors to grow fundraising capacity; represents the Association at public events and is able to clearly articulate the mission and services of the Alzheimer's Association. 

Essential Job Functions

Walk to End Alzheimer's

  • Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics. Manages Walk websites, reports and materials.
  • Develop community contacts to recruit high level volunteer leadership on the WTEA's planning committee and garner community support. Train, coach and develop leadership volunteers to reach goals.
  • Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve the Chapter's development goals. 

Memory Ball

  • With Memory Ball committee, identify, recruit and cultivate Memory Ball dancers, sponsors and donors.
  • Orient and train Dancers on fund-raising techniques;
  • Manage all event logistics.

Corporate Development/Annual Campaign/Donor Cultivation

  • Maintain relationships with key 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.
  • Promote employee education sessions in local corporations to generate awareness for our cause; to reach out to others; to give back to the corporate sector; and to open new doors for sponsorship opportunities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant four year degree and a minimum of five years demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales or marketing. Experience in event planning or corporate partnerships a plus; will consider additional experience as a substitute for four year degree.
  • Successful experience in coaching volunteers in fundraising activities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences, including through media outlets; excellent public speaking skills required.
  • Strong organizational and task management skills, a strong work ethic and ability to work both independently and as a team member;
  • Knowledge of and connections with the Frederick County and Western Maryland Region preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite;  Experience with other database or fundraising software a plus, (Training on Convio software provided)
  • Valid driver's license and functioning, insured car.

Please send resume and salary requirements by September 8, 2017 to kjames@alz.org or mail to Kisha James, associate director, special events, Alzheimer’s Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD  21093.

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland
    1850 York Road
    Suite D
    Timonium, MD 21093

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.