Fundraising Senior Manager, Development

Posted: 03/03/2024

As Senior Manager, Development, you will join an exclusive team of leaders responsible for the implementation of the Strategic Implementation Plan of the Alzheimer’s Association®. Core responsibilities include fundraising, volunteer engagement, community awareness and advocacy. 

Fundraising efforts are led by the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® ranks as the second-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States, and continues to set the pace as one of the fastest growing walk events in the country. Other fundraising efforts include third party events, galas, and community and family foundations.

 Utilizing your proven networking and relationship building skills to cultivate key community connections, you will drive success and achieve revenue goals by strategically identifying and engaging key C-suite corporate and community partners.  As a successful fundraising leader who will manage multiple peer to peer fundraising events annually, generate excitement and enthusiasm in the community for events, coach and empower volunteers, ensuring strong volunteer committee retention and succession planning setting your event(s) up for success for years to come and inspiring your volunteers, teams, and participants to set fundraising goals that propel your event to be one of the most successful in the country.

As part of the chapter leadership team you will be responsible for the implementation of Walk to End Alzheimer’s, other fundraising efforts, and initial care and support efforts in the local community. You will work to meet or exceed goals through staff training, coaching and mentoring as well as volunteer recruitment and empowerment, team and individual fundraising cultivation, and through the diligent execution of strategies that align with best and proven practices. 

This position is eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus!!!

This role is right for you if:

  • You have proven success at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving event revenue goals, greater community participation and heightened brand awareness
  • You have successfully recruited, managed, and coached staff and volunteers to effectively implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals OR you are able to effectively assimilate our custom training on peer to peer fundraising and leverage your sales/relationship development background to recruit, manage and coach volunteers to implement best and proven practices to achieve fundraising goals 
  • You have managed or are capable of managing multiple volunteer-led mass-market events simultaneously that have resulted in revenue growth year over year
  • You are known as a convenor and have successfully built a positive, healthy, and inclusive team environment that has resulted in long term community relationships
  • You love a challenge and have achieved or surpassed designated revenue and participant goals through team and individual fundraising, corporate solicitation, and community partnerships
  • You have demonstrated success at prospecting, cultivating and stewarding event teams, sponsors and participants
  • You have excellent communication and organization skills and are comfortable with managing event budgets, training volunteers, working to set timelines and milestones and using data to affect positive outcomes


What you Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of proven experience recruiting and mobilizing volunteers and community leaders to achieve goals, preferably in a peer-to-peer fundraising environment OR 5-7 years successful experience meeting sales targets
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, and establish accountability processes
  • A proven track record at building sustainable corporate and community relationships that contribute to achieving organizational and revenue goals
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing strategies for identifying, recruiting and engaging high-level and C-Suite volunteer leadership, 
  • Enthusiastic willingness to work with diverse communities and build an inclusive environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% within the assigned territory by car. While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and transport up to 25 lbs of materials
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software


Title:  Senior Manager, Development

Position Location: Abilene, TX

Full time or Part time: Full Time 

Position Grade: 206

Reports To: Executive Director