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Development Manager

Job Location

Birmingham, AL

General Summary

This position is responsible for year round coordination, implementation, and revenue outcomes for the Alabama Chapters The Longest Day (TLD) and 3 Walk to End Alzheimer's (WTEA). The Development Manager will recruit, manage and partner with staff and volunteers to meet aggressive participant and sponsorship recruitment and fundraising goals. Candidate must be able to exercise excellent judgment, accept responsibility, and give careful attention to details. Must possess excellent oral and written communication with the ability to present with poise, confidence and professionalism. There are high expectations for meeting tight deadlines and for accurate work, so must be able to work under stress.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for achieving current revenue targets and expense budgets for the TLD and WTEA with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget.
  • Develop and follow a comprehensive development plan for TLD and WTEA that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics.
  • Develop community contacts to recruit high level volunteer leadership on the TLD and WTEA planning committee and garner community support. Train, coach and develop Walk leadership volunteers to reach goals.
  • Through volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward TLD and WTEA teams, sponsors and walkers to achieve the development goals
  • Ensure TLD and WTEA volunteer committees are recruited, trained and developed on the National Walk to End Alzheimer's timeline and utilizing best practices, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals
  • Ensure smooth integration of the Alzheimer's Association best practices, standards and guidelines
  • Work with the volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer's Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities
  • Ensure timely and efficient data entry process and donation processing related to TLD and WTEA
  • Manage the Walk websites and all related setup, reports and information
  • Promote employee education sessions in local corporations in the community to generate awareness for our cause; to reach out to others; to give back to the corporate sector; and to open new doors for sponsorship opportunities.
  • Assure compliance with Alzheimer's Association policies, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3-5 years demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate and coach volunteers in a fundraising environment
  • 3-5 years experience in mass market fundraising events, with year over year growth in revenue
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to¬†promote the Association's programs and events to a variety of audiences, including corporate management, individual participants and volunteers
  • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of large events preferred
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to prioritize, coordinate and advance several projects simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to diplomatically engage with a variety of personalities in a positive manner.
  • Ability to motivate, inspire and delegate work to TLD and Walk volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently with little daily supervision.
  • Ability to support and articulately promote the mission of the Alzheimer's Association and our event fundraising strategies
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office suite required. Familiarity with Convio and Gmail preferred.
  • Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills to represent the Association in a professional and compelling manner.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends as needed during peak Walk season.
  • Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to conduct Chapter business (mostly same day, intra-state travel).
  • Must be able to lift, carry, transport, and setup a variety materials (weighing up to 40 pounds)

Click HERE to apply

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Alabama/Florida Panhandle
    2151 Highland Avenue South
    Ste 210
    Birmingham, AL 35205

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




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