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Director of Development

Job Location

Providence, RI

General Summary

The mission of the Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Chapter, this position will lead the implementation of development operations and provide oversight and administration of a diversified comprehensive development plan, measurable goals and benchmarks that are aligned with the Association's Mission and Strategic Plan. 

The Director will create and implement an annual development plan focused on facilitating and increasing the organization's year over year revenue growth by identifying, recruiting and stewarding high ranking volunteer leadership for mass market events and special events to achieve financial goals as well as volunteers who will serve in distinguished chapter fundraising, programs and advocacy roles; building a broad base of current and prospective individual donors at intermediate giving levels and cultivating new and expanded partnerships with corporate funders. In addition, the Director will also work with appropriate Alzheimer's Association National Partners on building donor pipelines focusing on current and prospective intermediate, major gift and corporate funders. This role will also serve as a primary liaison for the Chapter's Board of Directors Development and Finance Committee. The Development Director is responsible for recruiting, coaching and managing staff to achieve development goals and ensuring that key volunteers and committees support 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 and sponsorships.

This position will be based in the Providence, Rhode Island 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 relationship and 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 achieve the Chapter's goals with priority on such events as: Walk to End Alzheimer's, the Auction, the Golf Tournament and the Longest Day.
  • Provide leadership for volunteer leadership, recruitment and engagement efforts for the Chapter's fundraising initiatives. In addition, provide joint leadership support for Board hosted donor events, parlor meetings and other community engagement activities.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the annual strategic implementation plan and budget for the Chapter, developing annual fundraising goals and systems to track and forecast revenue throughout the year, 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.
  • Represent the Chapter at appropriate community meetings, chamber of commerce events, corporate networking functions and health care/senior trade industry gatherings.
  • 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.
  • Cultivate ongoing relationships with government, corporate and private foundation grant funders chapter wide to foster grant opportunities for both general operating and project support.
  • Write grant proposals and manage the grant tracking and reporting processes, in collaboration with program, finance and development staff as needed.
  • Manage the Community Health Charities application process.
  • Perform those additional duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director to maintain efficient operations in the defined geographic region.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in sales/marketing, business administration, nonprofit management or related field preferred; 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.
  • Superior self management skills, an independent initiative and ability to collaborate are essential.
  • Deadline driven, incorporating effective planning and time management strategies that support collaborative delivery of results.
  • Proven success in making and closing fundraising and volunteer leadership request of individuals and groups to meet and support fundraising goals.
  • Experience in strategic implementation of planning, budget development and management.
  • Successful experience in supervising and supporting fundraising staff and volunteers.
  • 2 to 3 years experience in writing grants or individual giving proposals experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Dynamic, outgoing personality with a proven ability to network and mobilize the community.
  • Ability to develop and mentor junior staff.
  • Strong critical thinking, research, and analytical skills. 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 Power Point.
  • Proficiency with Internet and data base/fundraising application. Convio a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early mornings 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. 

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  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island
    245 Waterman Street
    Suite 306
    Providence, RI 02906

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.