Job Description


Job Title: Development Coordinator

Location: Southington, Connecticut

Full time 

Grade: 2

Reports To: Director of Development

Be part of the movement to end Alzheimer’s! 

Right now, millions of Americans are facing the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our finances, our families and our futures – but at the Alzheimer’s Association, we’re relentlessly working to change that by addressing the challenges in front of us with speed and without limitations or boundaries. With our network of more than 75 chapters across the country, we’re advancing world-class research, ensuring access to gold-standard care and support, and hiring talented, mission-driven people who make it all happen.
The Alzheimer’s Association has been ranked as one of the Best Nonprofits to Work for by The Nonprofit Times nine years in a row, recognizing our leadership, competitive compensation and benefits, flexibility and mission-driven atmosphere. It takes a uniquely motivated person to be a part of our team – and we believe that person could be you.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator is instrumental in helping the Development team achieve recruitment and revenue goals for various events including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, The Longest Day, Celebrating Hope and Women ENDALZ. In addition, the Development Associate will provide support for the development, oversight and execution of diversified, comprehensive development fundraising plans connected to departmental goals. The position supports the overall functions of the development department including financial management, operations, volunteer management and the planning and implementation of multiple fundraising initiatives.

  • Administrative:
    1. Work closely with Director of Development to ensure assigned events meet their revenue and other benchmarking targets.
    2. Manage and update multiple spreadsheets and documents for needs across the region.
    3. Main point of contact for managing all incoming donor calls
    4. Use donor or constituent databases to research donations and collaborate with Donor Services to confirm donations.
    5. Provide support and assistance to participants with online registration, developing personal Walk and The Longest Day websites, and questions related to team captain duties, donations and fundraising. 
    6. Volunteer Management:
      1. Manage volunteer inquiries for Development Team. 
      2. Oversee outreach, recruitment and intake of volunteers.  
      3. Lead orientation and match volunteer candidates to specific roles.
      4. Implement comprehensive volunteer recognition efforts
      5. Database/ Reporting:
        1. Manage and maintain databases for all events, participants and donors.
        2. Manage department financial records including Year in Review.
        3. Prepare weekly benchmark reports for Walk to End Alzheimer’s and other events as assigned.
        4. Utilize all aspects of donor or constituent databases in relation to customer support, reporting and money processing.
        5. Serve as support for e-communications as needed, including maintaining walk websites and development calendar.
        6. Ensure timely and efficient data entry and donation processing related to all events.
        7. Marketing
          1. Work with Development Marketing & Communications Specialist to develop, prepare and send monthly incentive emails.
          2. Develop strategies and marketing materials that can be utilized to motivate constituents to fundraise.
          3. Build relationships with key influencers in the community to broaden the reach of our mission.
          4. Update community websites with upcoming events and programs.
          5. Development
            1. Maintain corporate moves management pipeline of past sponsors and prospects. 
            2. Administer corporate sponsorship benefit delivery to ensure all corporate sponsors have received accurate online and promotional benefits to their respective level.
            3. Creating year-end ROI Walk Proof of Performance presentations.
            4. Provide support to The Longest Day (TLD) Committee to ensure fundraising goals of $180,000 are achieved.
            5. Steward existing TLD team captains and individuals to continue fundraising activities year after year and identify new team captains to prospect.
            6. Attend TLD events throughout the state as needed.
            7. Logistics
              1. Oversee inventory and ordering of event day supplies for Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
              2. Manage logistics for Walk to End Alzheimer’s and associated wrap around events in collaboration with Walk Managers.
              3. Work with vendors to coordinate various rental needs for the Walk. 


              • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience in fundraising
              • Related experience, preferably in development or administrative support
              • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications
              • Experience using Canva or other design software
              • Experience with fundraising software, donor or constituent database applications, electronic communications software preferred
              • Demonstrated success in event planning and implementation
              • Accurate data entry and proofreading skills
              • Excellent customer service skills, must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and ages
              • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail  

              Key Professional Attributes

              • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to plan, implement and assess a course of action and delivery of results
              • Highly collaborative and team focused, as much of the delivery of results requires influencing other without “reporting -authority” 
              • Effective verbal and written communication skills, reflecting an understanding of the appropriate use of communication technologies and an appreciation that each audience requires its own approach
              • Appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, especially with respect to outreach to underserved communities
              • Effective supervision skills with the ability to recognize and correct performance
              • Ability to lift 35 pounds 

              Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan. 

              Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

              The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


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