Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 16-Jul-2017 to 14-Aug-2017
  • - Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Competitive
  • Full Time
  • yes

This position leads the development, oversight, execution and monitoring of a diversified, comprehensive Chapter development plan that is aligned with the Association's annual plan. The Director of Development is responsible for supervising all Chapter development staff and volunteers and for cultivating key external donor relationships. Reporting to the Chapter Executive, this position is a member of the Chapter's leadership team.

Organization:
The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Greater Indiana Chapter provides services in 73 counties with a team of 27 staff and more than 350 active volunteers.

Responsibilities:
• Provide management-level leadership, oversight and implementation of fundraising programs to ensure achievement of revenue goals around mass market events/special events, corporate sponsorship and gifts, pipeline development for major and planned gifts. The primary emphasis will be to grow mass market/special events to achieve full potential.
• Responsible for recruiting, managing, developing and retaining the chapter's fundraising staff and volunteers to implement and achieve the chapter's fundraising goals with priority on Walk to End Alzheimer's.
• Guide volunteer leadership recruitment and engagement efforts for the chapter's fundraising initiatives.
• Participate in the development and execution 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.
• Analyze/evaluate current donor base to identify opportunities to expand individual giving, major giving and corporate landscape.
• Cultivate external relationships, secure gifts, steward donors and engage the Chapter Executive and board in these activities to grow donor involvement and support for the Association's mission. Build understanding of the Alzheimer's Association – its research role, programs and services – in all communications with current and potential donors.
• Actively participate in the Chapter's leadership team to guide collaboration across departments and integration of organizational strategy into the development work plan.
• Ensure compliance with all 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 Executive to maintain efficient operations in the defined geographical region.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in sales/marketing or related field; additional fundraising training or education is a plus but not required.
• 5+ years proven leadership experience in professional fundraising, including experience with fundraising events.
• 3+ years successful experience supervising fundraising staff and volunteers.
• Strong track record for mobilizing community volunteers to engage in fundraising efforts.
• Proven success in making & closing fundraising and volunteer leadership requests of individuals, institutions and groups to meet and support fundraising goals.
• Experience in strategic implementation planning, budget development and management.
• Ability to effectively analyze and utilize data to increase productivity and enhance results.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Attention to detail, solid project management skills, and ability to balance multiple priorities.
• High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
• Ability to work and collaborate with a variety of personalities in a positive manner, including the ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Experience in using fundraising software databases and applications.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
• Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties. Must have access to reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1. What experience or qualities make you uniquely qualified for this position?

2. What is your management style? Share an example of a situation in which your leadership directly helped a team member to succeed.

3. Describe your greatest success story in working with a donor or sponsor. What do you see as the most important factors in strengthening external relationships?

4. What experience do you have partnering with volunteers and community leaders to raise funds for a nonprofit organization?

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