Organizational Overview:

Founded in 1998 by Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is dedicated to rapidly accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer's disease. The ADDF is the only public charity solely focused on funding the development of drugs for Alzheimer's, employing a venture philanthropy model to support research in academia and the biotech industry. Through the generosity of its donors, the ADDF has awarded more than $209million to fund over 650 Alzheimer's drug discovery and biomarker programs and clinical trials in 19 countries. To learn more, please visit:

Position Summary:

The ADDF is seeking to hire a Manager, Development Administration to support a dynamic and fast paced development department. Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO), the person in this role will be independent, proactive, motivated, and detail-oriented, with an understanding of and interest in fundraising. This is a great opportunity for a curious and results driven team player to learn and grow during a very exciting time in the field. Salary range: $75-85K

Key Responsibilities:


  • Project manage the production of Clinical Trials Snapshot, annual donor reports and other collateral materials; execute on segmentation/mailing and coordinating personalization as appropriate
  • Author and edit written documents, including proposals, reports, letters, acknowledgements, and other materials as required
  • Develop and manage an annual development communications calendar

Major Gifts & Moves Management

  • Execute timely input of moves management information into the Raiser’s Edge database
  • Work with the CEO, CPO, and Senior Director of Philanthropy to use this information to ensure major gift strategies move in a timely manner to achieve ADDF goals
  • Assist with drafting proposals and decks related to upcoming solicitations and stewardship
  • Draft brief bios related to prospecting and special events
  • Serve as VIP liaison at special events and help the senior team connect with donors and prospects.

Board of Overseers

  • Manage meeting administration for Board of Overseers meetings, which includes draft invitations and reminders, creation of decks and presentation materials
  • Provide research and administrative support for projects looking at board composition and effectiveness


  • Interface with the Finance Department by providing Development reports as needed, including materials for yearly budget reconciliation/audit
  • Maintain the development expense budget
  • Liaise with vendors used by Philanthropy team, track subscriptions, and assess use/need for services
  • Reconcile receipts and AMEX charges with Finance

Other Administrative Duties

  • Manage calendar for the CPO, informing appropriate points of contact of commitments,changes, and deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3-4 years of experience in fundraising or executive-level administrative support, preferably in a comparable cultural institution, education, healthcare, or other non-profit setting
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Propriety, thoughtfulness, excellent judgement, and discretion in communicating with donors and colleagues at all levels, both verbally and in writing
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements to Please state “Manager, Development Administration” on the subject line. Notes: 1) Incomplete applications will not be considered, 2) Writing samples requested during the recruiting process.

ADDF is an equal opportunity employer, committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people. We welcome and encourage applicants for all positions respecting the full spectrum of education, experience, age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or other military status, or citizenship status, genetic carrier status, genetic information, AIDS or AIDS-related complex or HIV status, being a victim of domestic violence, protected activity (i.e., filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing prohibited discrimination), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.