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Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Chapter

Director of Annual Fund

Essential Job Functions

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships with a portfolio of 125-150 former, current, and prospective donors ($1,000 to $9,999); and, work collaboratively with VP of Development and the Major Gifts team, to institute Moves Management strategies when appropriate.
  • In collaboration with VP of Development, work effectively with the Chapter's CEO, Board of Directors, Major Giving Officers, and Chapter staff to coordinate fundraising priorities and to develop solicitation strategies for individual prospects at the intermediate level.
  • Oversee all aspects (excluding event logistics) of annual fundraising event (A Reason to Hope) including, but not  limited to, recruitment of event chairs, table hosts, speakers, and providing support to volunteers.
  • Prepare written materials including visit strategies/briefings, correspondence, solicitations/proposals, and pledge documents.
  • Maintain up-to-date contact reports/notes in the Association’s relationship management database.

Minimum Requirements

  • Five years' experience in nonprofit fundraising, preferably with direct and relevant experience managing the annual fund for a non-profit organization.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) develop appropriate cultivation strategies; (3) move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) make solicitations when appropriate; (5) maintain stewardship contacts with donors
  • Excellent management, communication and interpersonal skills; must effectively interact with staff and volunteers at all levels
  • Ability to represent the Association in a professional manner
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties; ability to work evenings and weekends

As a workforce member, I agree to adhere to policies and procedures pertaining to the proper handling of protected health information (PHI) when applicable.

The job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the jobholder.  The Associate will be required to follow instructions and perform other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager.  This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties.  Essential elements may change when necessary.

The Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County is an equal employment opportunity employer and strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation (gender identification), as well as any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The Associate or the Chapter may terminate employment at the Chapter for any reason, with or without cause or notice, at any time. Nothing in any oral or written statement shall limit the right to terminate employment at will. No Supervisor or Associate of the Chapter shall have any authority to enter into an employment agreement – express or implied – with any Associate providing for employment other than at will.

To apply, please review the qualifications listed.  If you meet the qualifications, please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter that tells us how your education and experience fits with the job description and requirements and why you want to work for the Alzheimer’s Association
  2. Resume with salary history

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Director of Annual Fund

Date Posted:  03/31/2015
Experience Level:  Experienced
Career Group:  Development/Fundraising
Cause Type:  Health

2515 McCabe Way, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614

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