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Sr. Associate Director, Corporate Initiatives

Job Location

Remote Location/Telecommuting

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease, their families and caregivers.

At the Alzheimer's Association we are the brains behind saving yours.  Many of us who work for the Alzheimer's Association have some connection with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. It's what drives us to make the extra effort in the daunting task of modifying a disease that currently has no cure. With 78 million baby boomers entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer's, we need passionate, hardworking people committed to helping the Association meet the increasing demand for care and support and fund vital Alzheimer's research.

Why join us? We have been recognized as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times seven consecutive years and offer a great mission, excellent benefits and a positive, engaging work culture

The Opportunity

The Sr. Associate Director, Corporate Initiatives will lead sales development efforts to expand The Longest Day Global Team program with special and focused interest on various types of Membership Organizations. The Longest Day is the second signature fundraising event of the Alzheimer's Association.

This position can be based in Chicago, IL or home office based in a major metro market and will report to the Sr. Director, Corporate Initiatives.

Essential Job Functions

  • Recruitment of membership organizations with national and regional scope for The Longest Day's global team program.
  • Manage fulfillment of organizations commitments and fundraising success
  • Serve as a member of Corporate Initiatives and The Longest Day/Walk To End Alzheimer's teams working cross functionally and providing leadership and recommendations to grow the global team program
  • Deliver global team organization for implementation through communication and training
  • Ongoing interaction to understand program structure and fulfillment
  • Develop global team on-boarding program with counterparts as part of this growing program
  • Work with the Corporate Initiatives and The Longest Day global teams to ensure consistency in training and support to these important revenue partners.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a four year accredited institution.
  • 7+ years of experience in national  corporate recruitment and relationship development in a non-profit environment 
  • Sound understanding of non-profit, business strategies and processes; such as corporate engagement, fundraising events, employee or membership engagement and volunteer support
  • Proven fundraising experience with the skills to partner with companies or organizations on their fundraising success
  • Corporate recruitment experience at a local, regional and national level focused on revenue generation
  • Membership organization team recruitment experience a plus
  • Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. 
  • Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment. Extremely efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills. (Includes presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively.)
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and positive manner with staff and volunteers and to provide fundraising guidance in a collaborative, consultative manner.  
  • Ability to think strategically and determine long-term implications of decisions
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and propose solutions which support the Association's mission and vision
  • Ability to build consensus and to work through others in achieving desired results and objectives.
  • Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Self-starter, requiring little supervision.
  • Ability to travel throughout the US as required. Occasional international travel may be required. Travel requirement is approximately 60%.
  • Must possess valid driver's license, access to reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance.

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Home Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

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.