Associate Director, Development (Remote)

American Diabetes Association

About Us:

Vision: Life free of diabetes and all its burdens

Mission: To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

  • We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. 
  • We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes. 
  • We deliver services to hundreds of communities. 
  • We provide objective and credible information. 
  • We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

Position Details

Associate Director, Development (Remote)
Chicago Illinois
Chicago or Remote, IL

The American Diabetes Association is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to develop and steward corporate and individual relationships. Primary duties of the Associate Director, Development include the development and stewardship of existing and new corporate partners, individuals and volunteers.

This individual will identify new opportunities to grow portfolio engagement across all fundraising channels to increase revenue, including corporate partnerships, commercial co-ventures, special events, and individual giving. A successful Associate Director will manage and steward a portfolio of corporate and individual relationships and work as a team player to drive growth that achieves our mission and revenue goals. This position is accountable for significant revenue targets and will influence the strategic implementation of local and nationwide initiatives.

The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of success in fundraising and/or sales and relationship management. Exceptional organizational and written and verbal communication skills are necessary for this position. Must have ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and achieve results in a team environment.

This position will work remotely within 100 miles of the assigned market.


  • Creates and executes fundraising strategies to raise $500,000–$750,000 annually from corporations; works to grow additional sources of revenue 
  • Serves as a key member of the development team, influencing and driving strategy, relationships and best practices to accomplish market and region financial goals
  • Responsible for developing and stewarding a portfolio of relationships to provide funding for our mission (sponsorship, retail campaigns, event teams, grants, donations and other partnerships) 
  • Develops revenue projections and provides financial analysis 
  • Oversees stewardship activities; ensures a high-touch response to partners and donors 
  • Recruits and leads high-level volunteers to provide local leadership, resources and partnerships 
  • Drives donor-centric partnerships to support financial goals of market events, programs and prioritized initiatives. 
  • Delivers a high level of customer service to all constituents 
  • Ensures compliance with Association policies, including employment, risk management, event and cash handling, and financial controls 
  • Demonstrates integrity, collaboration and stewardship 
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of nonprofit, fundraising and/or sales experience preferred
  • Experience in peer to peer fundraising is strongly preferred. 
  • Established success in fundraising and nonprofit leadership 
  • Proven record of success in account management and developing corporate partnerships that result in exceeding revenue targets 
  • Knowledge of product marketing/sales concepts 
  • Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities 
  • Ability to manage and motivate groups and individuals 
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong market, community and constituent perspective 
  • Proficiency in computer-based information systems 
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends

Take Your Career On A Mission.

Are you looking for a career that directly impacts your community and beyond?

Over 34 million Americans have diabetes and over 84 million have prediabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers a rewarding career working for one of the premier voluntary health organizations in the world supporting people with type 1 & type 2 diabetes.

Our employees like working at the ADA because of our mission, the inclusive environment, work-life balance, our benefits and our culture. Joining our dedicated team affords the gratification of knowing beyond a doubt that you will impact the lives and well-being of millions.

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