Development Manager

Job title: Development Manager
Organization: Alzheimer's Association
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Industry: Healthcare / Nonprofit

Job Description

Job Title: Development Manager
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Work Hours: Full-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)
Grade: 5
Reports To: Sr. Director, Constituent Events

Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.

Position Summary:
This position reports to the Senior Director of Constituent Events for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter and will play a key role in achieving budgetary and strategic goals as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s strategic plan. As a member of the development team, this position will manage the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for Butler, Warren & Clinton Counties and Southeast Indiana. This includes recruitment of committee members, volunteers, team captains, participants, securing sponsors and coaching participants in fundraising to all to achieve budget goals as set.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for achieving revenue targets and expense budgets with direct accountability for goals set forth in the annual budget for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Butler, Warren & Clinton Counties and Southeast Indiana.
  • Develop and follow a comprehensive plan that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment, retention and sponsorship strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing/PR and logistics.
  • Ensure high level leadership volunteer committees are recruited, trained and developed using timelines and best practices established through our national office, resulting in the attainment of income goal and team goals.
  • Works with Senior Director of Constituent Events to ensure Walk focus and benchmarks are in line with the state/region.
  • Work with both Walk volunteer planning committee to organize outreach activities that promote the Alzheimer’s Association mission and services, including community presentations and corporate engagement opportunities (virtual if needed).
  • Responsible for fostering relationships between committee members, subcommittee chairs and chairs, including but not limited to providing training and tools for success.
  • Collaborates with other key departments/chapters to ensure cross promotion, and support of, organizational goals and/or messages.
  • Utilizes available resources to maximize event results and participates in webinars, conference calls and/or trainings offered by the Association.


  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years successful track record in peer to peer fundraising or equivalent sales background. 4-6 years preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Develops and demonstrates skills in community organization, relationship building, talent identification and leadership development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated success in the development and promotion of fundraising events or similar, while working with others to accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation Walk/run/bike events preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in handling multiple priorities, project management and meeting deadlines with strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise with diplomacy. Demonstrated expertise recruiting and managing volunteers preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to form and develop corporate relationships and partnerships programs. Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed for the job.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 70%. Most travel is same day within the assigned territory, with occasional overnight travel.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and transport up to 25lbs of materials.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, proof of insurance and good driving record.
  • Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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