Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Development Director will help build and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to further the purpose and goals of the CNY Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (Alliance).

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Under the leadership of the Executive Director, the Development Director will help build and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to further the purpose and goals of the CNY Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (Alliance).


Development Strategy

  • Collaborates with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Development Committee and staff to create a development plan which increases revenue to support the Alliance.
  • Organizes and leads fundraising events, working with community partners, vendors, staff, volunteers and Board of Directors to ensure success of events.
  • Builds a fundraising strategy that leads donors to increasing levels of investment and engagement.
  • Assists in identifying and cultivating giving programs with small, medium and large individual or corporate donors.
  • Develops and leads multiple annual fundraising campaigns including but not limited to National Lyme Awareness Month, Giving Tuesday and end of year giving.
  • Manages the Alliance’s grant strategy and applications in partnership with the Executive Director.
  • Conducts research on prospective support from private foundations, government grants, and corporate, civic and individual donors.

Data & Reporting

  • Maintains development records in database system for all donations, donors, campaigns, etc.
  • Identifies and implements strategies for automating or improving efficiency of donor management.
  • Creates monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.


  • Informs Executive Director on current and future development-related programs and partnerships.
  • Works with the communications team to promote fundraising events using flyers, advertisements and digital marketing outreach.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


  • 3+ years of superior performance in fundraising or business development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • Experience securing individual major gifts (of at least $5,000) and donations/sponsorships via events.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead implementation of donor recognition and stewardship activities.
  • A combination of experience and education will be considered in lieu of meeting exact qualifications.


  • Experience with fundraising or donor databases, Raiser’s Edge proficiency a plus.
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend changes to existing development efforts to achieve maximum opportunity potential.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; ability to craft communications to reflect the audience.
  • Outstanding relationship building skills, with a proven ability to cultivate effective and authentic relationships across lines of difference; ability to influence others to achieve a shared vision.
  • Enthusiastic support of the Alliance’s purpose and the ability to champion it at many different levels.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage several milestones and projects efficiently.
  • Experience planning large-scale events and fundraisers a plus.
  • Solid computer-proficiency skills and abilities, including online meeting platforms (Zoom) and mobile devices as well as Microsoft Office and Google Suite, Slack and database knowledge a plus.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work alone and without supervision much of the time.

NEW INFECTIOUS DISEASE GUIDELINES – To reduce the spread of a new infectious disease that presents a clear and present danger and assure the Alliance is a health-related and safe organization, where associated individuals – board members, staff, contractors and volunteers – support and model excellent healthcare practices.

General Protection Measures

  • Follow NYS law and mandates and local healthcare and CDC guidelines.
  • Require all board members, staff, contractors and volunteers to be vaccinated if eligible, unless the individual has a doctor’s written exemption. An individual with an approved medical exemption will be required to present negative results per a PCR test on a weekly basis at the individual’s expense.


  • People affiliated with the Alliance are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Approved by the board 12/8/22


The Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnic group identification, ethnic background, and traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles, religion, wearing any attire, clothing, or facial hair in accordance with the requirements of religion, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, sexual harassment, age, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, familial or marital status, military status, unfavorable military discharge, veteran status, disability, physical or mental handicap, domestic violence victim status, orders of protection, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest record, retaliation, or any other class, status or condition protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Since our inception, the Central New York Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance subscribes to these fundamental principles:

Diversity and inclusion are foundational to the Alliance.

We work to address the deep disparities in healthcare.

This is how we act intentionally as a board and operate as an organization: in board membership; in thought, discussion and decision-making; in educational programming; in grants we seek.

Approved by Board of Directors, August 13, 2020

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All candidates must have received COVID vaccination.


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Fundraising: 3 years (Required)
  • Donor Management: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Manlius, NY 13104

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