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Executive Director, Fundraising Leader - Seattle area

American Diabetes Association
Washington, United States
$125,000.00 - $140,000.00
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

The American Diabetes Association is seeking Executive Director in  Seattle. This is a remote position that can be based within 100 miles of the location. In this role, you will improve the lives of those living with diabetes- which has been our mission for over 82 years!

ADA Executive Directors serve our mission as the leader that drives team members to meet fundraising goals by securing support from sponsorships and partnerships across peer-to-peer events (Step Out, Tour de Cure), corporate alliances, foundations and large donors in their communities. The ED is also responsible for leading a team consisting of other fundraising professionals and aligning the appropriate coaching, tools and support to drive their success. 

Executive Directors are also charged with building positive community relationships that position ADA as the leader in diabetes prevention and management.  Additionally, this role is responsible for recruiting local board of director volunteers and cultivating this relationship towards the benefit of our common goals in the communities we serve.


  • Provide strategic leadership, creating and executing fundraising strategies to raise up to $2.5 to 5 million annually depending on respective market.
  • Coach and lead team to tenaciously work to meet or exceed goals in support of our mission.
  • Collaborate with team members, peers and others across the organization to identify and maximize opportunities across the organization
  • Manage portfolio of high priority corporate and major gift prospects
  • Apply best practices and innovative ideas to optimize special events fundraising
  • Build diversified revenue streams beyond special events including corporate partnerships, foundations, retail campaigns, individual/major gifts and clubs and organizations funding
  • Maintain communication and engagement with local board of directors. Recruit members as needed to support our mission.
  • Enable and support effective volunteer leadership recruitment, stewardship, and engagement
  • Create a shared vision and sense of ownership and accountability with volunteers and staff
  • Communicate effectively and inspire others to high performance; promote accountability; remove barriers; support others to be creative and action-oriented; proactively anticipate needs to drive success
  • Identify, engage, and integrate community partners to deliver ADA’s community-based programs as developed by the ADA Scientific, Medical and Mission Division
  • Develop effective and ongoing relationships with media


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience in nonprofit development/ fundraising or related sales (health and community focused) experience
  • Established success in fundraising and non-profit leadership is preferred
  • Proven record of success management and revenue growth
  • 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
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends- while this is a remote based role, in person meetings and attendance at events would be required.

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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the American Diabetes Association to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  

To find out more about the ADA as well as other exciting and fulfilling career opportunities please visit us at For full consideration, you must apply directly to the Association’s Careers Page.

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