The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Development Director to join our incredible team in the Southwest Region. Working as a member of the Development Team you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy.
In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects related to the creation, management and execution of annual fundraising campaigns with a focus on signature special events. This includes securing sponsorship, participant recruitment, volunteer involvement, team building, marketing, budget, timelines, evaluation and logistics.
Responsible for raising funds through special events, individual & corporate giving, non-governmental grants & other income sources utilizing the implementation of best practices.
Develop, implement and monitor plans to meet area fundraising goals. If necessary, be prepared to develop a contingency plan to successfully meet fundraising goals and complete activities.
Ensure revenue goals are attained by identifying, recruiting, managing and stewarding high level volunteer committees.
Implement local fundraising events including securing sponsors & recruiting fundraising participants. Recruit, train & supervise development staff & volunteers.
Provide recommendations for area development budget & innovative ways to accomplish goals. Submit timely program reports.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, ensure the creation of a strong corporate committee (Growth Committee) comprised of corporate community leadership volunteers capable of increasing sponsorships and corporate support.
Launch and oversee a sub-committee to execute logistics and boost recruitment in the surrounding areas.
Coach corporate team captains and fundraising volunteers.
Manage Development Coordinator ensuring volunteer recruitment, e-communications, and adherence to the timeline for a successful event.
Responsible for cross-functional collaboration with Programs and Advocacy to ensure robust representation at all fundraising events
Oversee all event solicitations. Oversee budget and logistics preparation. Work closely with a variety of vendors and venues necessary for event execution.
Oversee and manage event project timelines. Monitor and prepare ongoing event progress reports. Evaluate event results and use analysis to prepare recommendations for future events as needed.
Recruit, manage and coach community event team captains and volunteers. Cultivate relationships and effectively engage volunteers. Work with the Development team to cultivate event attendees.
Work closely with regional and national colleagues.
Complete special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field required;
Minimum of seven years fundraising experience including special event planning and management, individual & corporate giving, and non-governmental grant acquisition
Must have experience with leading and managing staff
Demonstrated success in recruiting and stewarding high level volunteers, donors, and sponsors
Experience with non-profit budget building and management
Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment with strong organizational skills and an attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proficient in social & digital media
Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take initiative
Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population
Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required. Must have a valid Driver’s license
Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies)
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Convio
Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.
To apply send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to (include job title and job number in subject of email):
The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Additional Salary Information: The American Lung Association offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, LTD, Matching 403(b), Paid Vacation/Sick/Holidays.
About American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: www.Lung.org.