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VP of Development

Job Location

Pittsburgh, PA

General Summary

The Vice President of Development is responsible to provide the overall leadership and strategic direction for goal achievement of all income development strategies throughout the 59 counties of the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter.  S/he will serve on the Senior Leadership Team of the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter and provide dynamic leadership for the implementation of development operations, as well as oversight and administration of a diversified comprehensive development plan and goals that are aligned with the Association's strategic plan.  In order to achieve success, s/he will coach, recruit and manage staff to achieve development goals, as well as cultivate, sign on and engage key volunteers to 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 foundation gifts. 

This position will be based at the Chapter’s office in Pittsburgh, PA.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for establishing strategic vision, performance management and staff supervision, measures of accountability and budget management for the Development Department.
  • Provide management level leadership, oversight, and implementation of Mass Market/Special Event campaigns, including the Walk to End Alzheimer's   and The Longest Day, ® as well as corporate engagement.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the annual strategic plan for the Chapter, with an emphasis on the identification and cultivation of Mass Market/Special Event fundraising prospects to initiate new and maximize existing income streams.
  • Provide dynamic leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure achievement of revenue goals around mass market /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  initiation of a Chapter-wide major and individual giving program which includes the identification of individuals for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; Build donor pipeline, cultivate, steward and make personal solicitations. Write foundation proposals. Initiate and implement regional opportunities for donor stewardship to include Reason to Hope, research events, and individual gifts.
  • Responsible for recruiting, managing, developing and retaining the chapter's fundraising staff and volunteers to implement and achieve the chapter’s fundraising goals with top priority on Walk to End Alzheimer's, followed by The Longest Day.
  • Cultivate, recruit and engage high level volunteers that will be instrumental to the success of 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.
  • Provide leadership to the relationship events staff for initiatives that include salon events.
  • Analyze/evaluate current donor base to identify opportunities to lead the Contributed Revenue staff and expand individual giving, major giving and corporate landscape (including corporate giving and sponsorships).  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 Chapter President to maintain efficient operations in the defined geographical region.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in sales/marketing or related field; CFRE designation a plus.
  • 10+ years proven leadership experience in professional fundraising, utilizing diversified fundraising programs.
  • Proven experience with sustained year over year growth with mass market events like Walk.Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results.
  • 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.
  • Experience in leading and supporting a team of fundraising staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability and desire 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 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.

Click Here to Apply

  • 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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