UsAgainstAlzheimer's (UsA2) seeks a creative, agile Chief Development Officer (CDO) to provide big-picture strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management and implementation of all fundraising efforts. In addition to strategy and management, the CDO will be a critical member of UsA2’s bench of fundraisers, leading major solicitations and individual donor engagement. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is an entrepreneurial organization that welcomes candidates with outside-the-box thinking and experience.
UsA2 is a relentless force committed to ending Alzheimer’s disease by 2020. We seek and advance strategies to increase funding for Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment; catalyze innovation in the drug development pipeline; and enable accessible and affordable diagnostic and therapeutic treatments. We make meaningful connections for caregivers through research and care resources. Driven by the suffering of millions of families, UsA2 [and its partner 501(c)4 organization, UsA2 Action] is pressing for greater urgency from government, industry and the scientific community in the quest for an Alzheimer's cure—accomplishing this through effective leadership, collaborative advocacy and strategic investments.
UsA2 embraces urgency, creativity, inclusiveness, and flexibility as we pursue our goals to:
Founded in 2011, we set a lofty goal to stop Alzheimer’s by 2020, and we are aggressively pursuing a cure through multiple channels. Governed by a five-member Board of Directors, we have a $6M budget and a staff of eight. For more information, see usagainstalzheimers.org.
The Role and Responsibilities
Reporting to UsA2’s President and working closely with our Board Chair and Co-Founder, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and lead UsA2’s fundraising efforts. The CDO will champion the organization’s revenue growth, including designing, leading and orchestrating the implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. S/he will manage a virtual, contractual development team of 4 professionals focused on major gifts, corporations, and event fundraising.
In addition to advancing a comprehensive and integrated Fundraising Plan, the CDO is also accountable for managing development operations including the development of best-practice processes for research and database management. The CDO will focus on sustaining and growing the existing base of supporters: individual and major gifts donors; corporate partnerships, events, and sponsorships; and foundation fundraising. Priority responsibilities for the new CDO include:
UsA2 currently uses eTapestry and Salsa databases to support our development efforts.
The Ideal Candidate
UsA2 seeks a professional with the following qualifications:
Send your cover letter, detailing your fit with our desired experience, and resume to CDO-UsA2@raffa.com. For more information, contact Ginna Goodenow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume review begins immediately.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
About Raffa, PC
On behalf of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, Raffa, PC is working with the leadership team on the Chief Development Officer search. Founded in 1984, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like UsAgainstAlzheimer’s who are making a difference in our communities and our world. Learn more about Raffa at www.raffa.com.