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Director of Development

Job Location

Dallas, TX

General Summary

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 Development Director 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. This position will be based at the Chapter's Dallas, TX office.

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, pipeline development for major and planned gifts and other constituent events. The primary emphasis will be to grow mass market/special events to achieve full potential of the chapter market.
  • Responsible for recruiting, managing, developing and retaining the chapter's fundraising staff and volunteers to implement and achieve the chapter's fundraising goals with priority on Walk to End Alzheimer's.
  • 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/evaluate current donor base to identify opportunities to expand individual giving, major giving and corporate landscape. 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 National 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 operations in the defined geographical region.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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.
  • Has a strong track record for mobilizing community volunteers to engage in mass market fundraising efforts.
  • Proven success in making & closing fundraising and volunteer leadership requests of individual and groups to meet and support fund raising 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 and 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.

  • by email: cclarke@alz.org
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas
    3001 Knox St.
    Suite 200
    Dallas, TX 75205

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

 

 

 

Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.