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Development Director

Date Posted: December 12, 2017




Job Title:             Development Director


Summary:           The Development Director creates, organizes, implements and evaluates all development programs including Annual Giving, Major Giving, Planned Giving and Corporate Giving programs to support the programs and services offered by Alzheimer’s Arkansas.  The Development Director will report and update all event information to the Executive Director in a timely manner.


Reports To:         Executive Director



  1. Develop and manage Annual Giving Plan
  • Write the Annual Appeal  
  • Manage and grow the Membership Campaign
  • Develop new Annual Giving programs
  • Manage and grow Memorial Giving Program to include funeral home


  1. Develop and manage Major Giving Plan
  • Develop and implement the Major Giving Plan to include all major gift activities including the Champions Gala event 


  1. Develop and manage Foundation Giving Plan
  • Review additional Strategies to include current and potential Foundation contacts


  1. Develop and manage Planned Giving Plan
  • Develop and implement Planned Giving plan to include current and potential donors 


  1. Assist with Third Party Participants by identifying potential fundraisers and developing and maintaining those relationships.


  1. Develop and manage the Stewardship Plan that addresses all levels of donors

Based on levels of giving, address the ten “touches and moves” each year to include special gifts (such as the “Advocate gift baskets,” monthly newsletter, personal phone calls, personal visits, handwritten note cards, etc.


  1. Identify and develop new types of funding events


  1. Develop Timelines, Sponsorship Forms, Budget Spreadsheets for all fundraising events


  1. Attend Senior Networking Meetings in areas where events are held


  1. Make presentations to community groups regarding Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s Arkansas and events



  1. Create fundraising and event materials as needed (i.e. brochures, programs, flyers, etc.)


  1. Assist with answering telephone calls, as needed, provide information to caregivers, document calls and mail appropriate materials


  1. Other appropriate duties may be assigned as necessary



    1. Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
    2. Overall familiarity and experience with non-profit events planning and fund raising issues
    3. Successful experience in recruiting and coaching volunteers preferred
    4. Must have computer knowledge (Microsoft Office applications including Publisher, Excel, Word)
    5. Knowledge of the community
    6. Strong oral and written communication skills—ability to speak in public to groups
    7. Excellent organizational skills, flexible and self-directing
    8. Willingness to travel in Arkansas
    9. Knowledge of or willingness to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s Arkansas



Working Conditions:

Position is 40 hours per week.  Time worked over a 40-hour work week will be compensated with paid time off which must be taken within the pay period.  Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  Position will require some flexibility—evening and/or weekend work is occasionally required.  Travel required—must have automobile and valid driver’s license. Position provides mileage reimbursement, sick leave and vacation.


This job description is a record of major aspects of the job, but is not meant to be all-inclusive.  Additional tasks by be assigned as needed.