Job Description

The Development Specialist is responsible for supporting the Development team with the administration and implementation of tasks that support fund development. They will collaborate with other employees and volunteers to advance all the strategic goals of the Alzheimer’s Association. Will support fundraising activities throughout the state.


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

  • Assist staff with day-to-day tasks that support fundraising, community engagement and volunteer recruitment/management activities, including customer relationship management.
  • Prepare a variety of documents (e.g. correspondence, agendas, minutes, reports, etc.) to communicate information and/or create documentation in paper and/or electronic format.
  • Develop, input, and maintain information in appropriate computer software programs including Excel, Google Suite and a CRM system.
  • Handle report generation, including manipulating data from multiple systems.
  • Handle financial tasks, including paying invoices and others as needed.
  • Cultivate relationships with diverse groups of partners including volunteers, staff, vendors, volunteers, and association leadership.
  • Develop event and meeting materials as needed including signage, brochures, invitations, postcards, etc. 
  • Submit online donation requests with the assistance of Development Managers.
  • Represent association at various fundraising events, volunteer and committee meetings, and conferences.
  • Performs other duties (or functions) as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Non-Profit Management or equivalent experience required.
  • 2-3 years of experience in sales, marketing, peer-to-peer fundraising or administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated success in working independently and managing multiple projects
  • Experience in volunteer development and management, public relations, donor cultivation and relations, corporate sponsor cultivation and relations a plus.
  • Ability to support the mission, vision, and values of the Alzheimer’s Association and abide by applicable standards of conduct, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload to meet deadlines and achieve performance objectives.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Ability to problem-solve issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusiveness 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS) Suite applications (i.e., Outlook, Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint specifically), with intermediate to advanced skills in MS Excel and database use required.  Fluency in Google Suite and basic graphics programs a plus.
  • Ability to analyze data and present in written and oral form.
  • Ability to lift maximum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to travel occasionally throughout the Wisconsin Chapter Area.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends occasionally as needed. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.

Job Title: Development Specialist

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Full Time: 37.5 hour work week

Grade: 4

Reports To: Vice President, Development

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.  

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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