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Development Assoicate


The Development Associate orchestrates all aspects of the Chapter's Walk to End Alzheimer's initiative. These are part of the nation-wide initiative to raise awareness and revenue for the programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association. With year-round activities and events, the Development Associate is responsible for working with staff, volunteers, and community members (individuals, family and corporate teams) to achieve established goals. This position is directly responsible for the following Walk to End Alzheimer's events: Tazewell County, LaSalle-Peru, and Rock River (Dixon, IL).


  • Design, implement, monitor, execute and evaluate all event activities including fundraising and logistic planning
  • Create and collaborate with the Development Team to execute fundraising and marketing plans that secure all event goals, including Walk Corporate Sponsorship, Team and Walker revenue while managing expense budget
  • Ensures smooth integration of National Association and Chapter standards and guidelines
  • Coordinate event day preparation and strategize post-event activities, including incentive fulfillment and event evaluation
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator with coordinating Walk volunteer participation, provide staff support to key volunteers and volunteer committee
  • Oversee with the Development Manager and Development Director the execution of marketing and incentive plans for Walk (content for newsletter and participant mailings, field calls and inquiries from Media) in assigned areas
  • Oversee all e-communication and off-line participant communication in assigned areas
  • Recruit, motivate, contact and assist Walk team captains and participants
  • Coordinate all queries, reports and summaires for National reports, event sponsorships, teams and logistics in assigned area
  • Attend team and association events and fundraisers as appropriate
  • Participate in an office wide philanthropic culture
  • All other dutires as assigned



  • Normal office environment
  • Travel by car to attend meetings within the chapter territory, and by air to attned other meetings.


  • Computer workstation
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Calculator
  • Photocopier



  • Bachelors degree required
  • Experience with event fundriasing strategies, event production and management, volunteer development and management, public relations, donor cultivation and relations, corporate sponsor cultivation and relations
  • Knowledge of various mailing procedures and distribution of large amounts of materials
  • Ability to work effectively with outside vendors such as graphic artists, printers, caterers, etc.
  • Ability to work independently exhibiting resourcefulness, flexibility and good time management
  • Ability to manage large numbers of volunteers at different levels of expertise
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
  • Ability to understand and work with budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to represent the Association in a professional manner
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends


  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful team
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze opportunities
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties
  • Ability to operate designated office equipment

This job profile in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the job holder. He/she will be required to follow any other instructionns or perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor or manager. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of job duties. Essential elements may change when necessary.

To apply, please review the qualifications listed. If you meet the qualifications, please submit the following: Cover letter that tells us how your education and experience fits with the job description and requirements and why you want to work for the Alzheimer's Association and resume with salary history.

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.