Development Coordinator

San Diego, CA

Job Number: SD #2122-110

Type: Full-Time

  • Development

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Development Coordinator to join our incredible team in the California 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, the development coordinator works together with the special events team to coordinate annual fundraising events with all aspects related to the execution of these events as well as additional development projects. Responsibilities include achievement of revenue goals through volunteer recruitment, participant coaching, team and relationship building, marketing, and logistics.


  • Together with the Development Manager and Development Team, implement the area development plan through special events and other revenue sources.
  • Coordinate planning for fundraising or stewardship events.  Recruit, train & supervise event day volunteers.  Prepare reports as required.  Execute the constituent engagement plan using various electronic systems.
  • Work together with members of the events team to meet or exceed annual revenue goals.  Participate in the creation, planning and implementation of new and existing projects.
  • Coordinate and oversee event logistics to ensure seamless day of event operations:  develop and monitor event project timelines and implementation.  Negotiate with vendors to achieve favorable prices that ensure adherence to approved budget and confirm their pre-event and/or event day role to achieve smooth event day experience. 
  • Prepare and monitor ongoing event progress reports, both fundraising and event logistics. 
  • Recruit, coordinate and coach community partners and volunteers.  Cultivate relationships and effectively engage volunteers. 
  • Work with the Development Manager to increase event participation and revenue from individual participants, teams and sponsors. 
  • Serve as liaison for customer service and troubleshooting for events and internal kickoffs, rallies and talks/lectures, both in-person and virtual. 
  • Serve as location lead for the development of event websites and content updates, utilizing ALA best practices, software and guidelines. 
  • Coordinate the implementation of e-communications, mailings and donor acknowledgements.
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications department to create and disseminate special events promotional materials.
  • 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 the Development Manager, Director and Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or related field preferred, but not required.
  • One or two years of fundraising experience preferred with proven experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers.
  • Superb organizational and time management skills with an excellent attention to detail and independent 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 Canva, 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 workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form. Also, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless approved for medical or religious exemption
Application Procedure:

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to (include the job title and the job number in the subject of the email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
Email: [email protected]

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


For more details about this role please reach out to [email protected].

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