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Director of Development

Job Location

Savannah, Georgia, GA

General Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and based in Savannah, this role is responsible for the Dancing Stars of Coastal GA event as well as the Walk To End Alzheimer's events in Savannah and in Statesboro.

Essential Job Functions

Direct responsibility for consistent implementation of development event(s) to meet or exceed the budgeted goals within an assigned territory

  • Manages volunteer recruitment, participation, and ongoing relationship building, to ensure successful outcomes of assigned Events. Must convey motivation, team building, enthusiasm, diplomacy, professionalism, gratitude.
  • Conducts effective and regular meetings to motivate volunteers and achieve goals within a defined timeframe
  • Works in partnership with volunteers to identify and secure sponsors for events
  • Works in partnership with volunteers to identify and generate event attendees
  • Provides needed and timely information to support Communications plan
  • Provides training and education to volunteers for day of event
  • Provides ongoing stewardship to all volunteers, participants and sponsors to assure high satisfaction and retention
  • Responsible for tracking and staying within a defined expense budget with detail and timeliness
  • Responsible for tracking of revenue and sales per chapter guidelines with detail and timeliness
  • Work with Senior Director to assist in the creation and implementation of additional Events within an assigned territory in order to meet the budgeted objectives of the Alzheimer's Association Strategic Plan
  • Responsible for shared administrative duties for the service area office

Responsible for accurate and timely reporting on the progress of all assigned Development Events to the Senior Director of Development

  • Responsible for recordkeeping and data management for assigned Events per statewide protocols
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by Senior Director
  • Actively Participates in team and personal development
  • Regularly attends team meetings to share ideas and solutions to improve events
  • Attends development team meetings for annual planning purposes
  • Participates in regional and Chapter meetings as needed
  • Actively partners with local based staff to promote the mission and SIP of the Association
  • Complies with all national and local accounting and HR policies and procedures
  • Actively participates in learning opportunities for professional and self improvement

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years' successful non-profit fund raising, volunteer and event management
  • Demonstrated success in managing relationship based fundraising events & initiatives
  • Demonstrated success in managing committees, volunteers and vendors
  • Strong and proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Social Media and experience with Convio software extremely helpful
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Georgia, occasional evening and weekend work
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds


  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Georgia
    41 Perimeter Center East
    Suite 550
    Atlanta, GA 30346

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.