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Development Manager

The ALS Association
Citrus Heights, CA
  • Expired: March 03, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Development Manager is responsible for organizing, planning and leading fundraising activities for The ALS Association - Greater Sacramento Chapter. The position is responsible for diversifying and expanding current fundraising strategies with emphasis on annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, third party events, foundation support, national programs and special events, including the Walk to Defeat ALS.

This position requires an ability to build strong relationships with individual and corporate donors, advertising and marketing consulting agencies, other vendors, Board of Directors, volunteers, sponsors and colleagues. The ideal candidate is committed to the Associations mission and will be charged with identifying creative donor development programs which will enable the chapter to move beyond events based fundraising.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, implement, and analyze all fundraising activities of the chapter.
  • Work with the Executive Director, key staff, the Fund Development Committee and Board members, to implement long range fundraising plan.
  • Oversee the identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment and stewardship of donors at all levels.
  • Prepare for and solicit gifts at all levels and in conjunction with staff and key volunteers.
  • Coordinate gift solicitations by Executive Director, Board members and key stakeholders and train as appropriate.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to all fundraising committees.
  • Oversee the donor management system and Walk site and work to ensure ongoing accuracy within the systems; work in close contact with Development team, Fundraising & Events Manager, and Executive Assistant.
  • Work with Fundraising & Special Events Manager to ensure corporate sponsorship goals for the Walk are met including, but not limited to, prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation of new corporate sponsorships, re-solicitation and maintenance of current corporate sponsors.
  • Work closely with development staff at the National ALS Association to ensure coordination on fundraising activities and compliance with all chapter standards policies/guidelines.
  • Supervise staff and work with leadership volunteers to ensure chapter fundraising events, including the Walk to Defeat ALS, 3rd party and national initiatives are executed to maximize optimal success within current resources.
  • Work with Executive Director and the National ALS Association to shape public outreach activities including public relations, marketing communications, stewardship and special events (Walk to Defeat ALS, Gala, Golf Tournament, 3rd party events, website, newsletter, annual report, etc.)
  • Maintain involvement with external organizations and professional groups that may provide continuing education or build long-term relationships with donors/supporters.
  • Support Executive Director and Board with other Chapter projects and events as requested.


  • Bachelor's degree required; and/or a 6 years of combined education and commensurate work experience.
  • Strong organizational skills to plan, implement, and administer fundraising events and programs.
  • Five to ten years of professional development experience, a proven track record in major gift fundraising, and supervision and leadership of a non-profit development team.
  • CFRE preferred.

Candidate will also possess:

  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a diverse populations
  • Dedication to inclusion
  • A high degree of integrity that garners the trust and respect of others
  • A record of planning and supporting growth
  • A professional nature able to meet deadlines as well as quickly establishing priorities
  • Organizational skills with thoroughness, timeliness, and detail when working under pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Travel, evening and weekend work required.

Where permitted, employment is contingent upon proof of completion of the COVID-19 vaccination series (and booster(s), if eligible) by the employment start date, subject to potential exemptions to be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Citrus Heights, CA
95610 USA



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