Development Associate (UM #1718-40) | American Lung Association

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Development Associate (UM #1718-40)

City: Chicago

State: Illinois

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Development Associate to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest 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 assist with all assigned aspects related to the coordination and execution of annual fundraising events as well as internal office management responsibilities. Financial support and data processing are major components of this role, while incorporating special events logistics and internal support.


  • Manage all internal administrative processes, including, but not limited to: office equipment maintenance and reporting, facility maintenance and vendor relationships, needs for in-office meetings, managing office supply inventories and ordering and additional tasks assigned by Executive Director as needed.
  • Coordinate and oversee event logistics: develop and monitor event project timelines and implementation. Prepare and monitor ongoing event progress reports.
  • Recruit, coordinate and coach community event team captains and volunteers. Cultivate relationships and effectively engage volunteers. Work with the Development team to increase event participation and revenue. Serve as liaison for customer service and troubleshooting for signature events.
  • Coordinate and process all donor acknowledgements, memorials and workplace giving.
  • Oversee the utilization of ALA databases and e-commerce platforms, Convio & ROI, serves as special events lead on ROI.
  • Complete special projects as assigned by Lung Association team members as requested.


  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing or related field preferred.
  • Proven 1-2 years of not-for-profit experience preferred.
  • Superb organizational and time management skills with an excellent attention to detail and follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong computer skills with website communication, social media and database systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Familiarity with InDesign and Convio helpful.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A team player with a positive attitude; comfortable working with all levels of staff.
  • Flexibility to work occasional irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights possible.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies).
  • 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 please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include job title in subject of email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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