Job Description


Development Specialist MNND Chapter

Location: Fargo, ND

Work Hours: Full-time  (based on a 37.5 hour work week) 


Reports To: ND Senior Development Manager for MNND Chapter

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future.  Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.  

Position Summary:

The development specialist is part of a team that raises funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision, mission and programs and services. This position coordinates the logistical details of the North Dakota Walks to End Alzheimer’s® in collaboration with volunteers, as well as assists with other North Dakota fundraising initiatives.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

  • Manage volunteers to coordinate successful overall day-of logistics for the Walk to End Alzheimer's
  • Support other Walk committee members and assist with volunteer recruitment and stewardship
  • Provide meeting support to Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee meetings as needed
  • Help create and manage training materials for volunteers; help pre-train event day-of volunteers
  • Participate in Walk data reporting and queries as needed (e.g., stewardship calls)
  • Provide customer service for team captains and fulfill material requests
  • Assist with the cultivation, motivation, stewardship and recognition efforts of our donors and volunteers 
  • Travel to all Walk locations in ND to establish and cultivate strong committee relationships

General Development / Special Events:

  • Assist the Senior Development Manager, ND with fundraising initiatives, events and projects as needed, including The Longest Day and Giving Hearts Day
  • Represent the Association at designated benefit events
  • Respond to general donor inquiries/information requests, donation calls and process donations
  • Assist with donor cultivation, stewardship and recognition efforts


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Understanding of development and fundraising programs preferred
  • Professional experience in a nonprofit fundraising setting preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • The Development Specialist will be expected to be proficient with:
  • Personal computer
  • Multi-line telephone, Conference phone
  • Photocopier, Fax machine
  • Microsoft Suite and Google Suite: Mail, Calendar, Docs and Hangout
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attention to detail
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to memorize, diagnose and solve problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with flexibility and good humor
  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends if necessary
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.  Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and move about to retrieve files
  • Persons from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 pounds, bend and stoop
  • Ability to receive and visit clients

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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.

Application Instructions

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