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Development Specialist

Job Location

Charlotte, NC

General Summary

This position will manage development and execution of local The Longest Day ("TLD") recruitment and retention efforts and be held accountable for the achievement of income performance targets through the effective leadership, engagement, empowerment, and mobilization of a volunteer TLD Committee.

Additional responsibility will include secondary support for other chapter development efforts. The Longest Day is a signature event of the Alzheimer's Association, a fundraising opportunity that provides flexibility to families, organizations and companies to participate in a way that not only works for them, but also appeals to them.

Essential Job Functions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Engages, trains and manages relationships with community based leadership volunteers chapter wide to develop and execute a local recruitment, cultivation and retention plan for new and veteran Longest Day teams/events
Works to develop a new network of high level contacts for the chapter and form new corporate alliances and partnerships resulting in The Longest Day teams/events
  Responsible for effectively and efficiently completing activities and meeting target deadlines for successful campaign execution
Ensures on-going mission education for volunteer committee members
Implements best practices for leadership development, increased participation, event revenue growth, and maintaining expense budgets with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget
Drives and encourages creativity and innovation at the community/chapter level
Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development
  Collaborates with other key departments to ensure cross promotion, and support of, organizational goals and/or messages
Monitors activities to identify trends and best practices; measures impact of specific actions; identifies and addresses issues as they arise and adjusts plans as required
Utilizes available resources to maximize event results and participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association for The Longest Day
Works with chapter communications department to ensure inclusion of The Longest Day within chapter promotional/communications channels by including email, social media, e-News; public relations and local marketing efforts
Assists other members of the development team as secondary support including, but not limited to: Memory Gala, Walk to End Alzheimer's, Reason to Hope, and Third-Party fundraising
  Assures compliance with Alzheimer's Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements
Abides by the ethical standards approved by the Alzheimer's Association, Better Business Bureau and Association of Fundraising Professionals

Minimum Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar programs
Previous experience recruiting and leading volunteer committees
Proven ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
Demonstrated track record for revenue growth
Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Able to work successfully in a diverse team environment
Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills.
Outcome driven
Strong customer service orientation
Must be able to work through others to accomplish goals
Proficient in computer based information systems
Maintain a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations/information
Must continuously demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy
Ability to make frequent trips to other locations for meetings, events, etc. via auto and air; ability to operate a motor vehicle; must possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds
Willingness to work on evenings and weekends when necessary

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree and/or at least 1-3 years' experience in non-profit development/fundraising, sales, marketing or similar experience. Project management experience preferred. Proficiency in Google Apps & Microsoft Office products.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to compose, edit, and interpret correspondence. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and in small group situations.


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina
    4600 Park Road
    Suite 250
    Charlotte, NC 28209

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




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