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Development Associate, Oregon

Job Location

Portland, OR

General Summary

The Alzheimer Association's Oregon National Chapter seeks a passionate, motivated Development Associate. This position reports to the Development Director and is responsible for managing fundraising activities and special events within the region.

This is a great opportunity to make an impact AND enjoy your work by joining the #1 rated Best Large Non-profit to Work, as awarded by the Non-Profit Times and the Best Companies Group.

This position is based in Portland, OR, with day travel in neighboring counties and occasional overnight travel, as required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage, coordinate and implement all aspects of assigned fundraising events.
  • Assist in sponsor cultivation and solicitation, promotion and marketing activities as well as corporate initiatives. 
  • Identify, recruit, train and manage high impact volunteers for fundraising events who will assist the organization in increasing concern and awareness as well as growing revenue.
  • Prepare presentations, materials, and reports.
  • Prepare and distribute communications to volunteers and donors - via email, print, and telephone-based on the Association,s communications timeline and additional needs.
  • Manage, evaluate, and expand fundraising programs under the direction of the Development Director.
  • Assist and maintain database for all event participants and donors.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate financial records for each event, establish budgets, work plans and timelines.
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops and media events as required. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, communication, marketing or related field preferred.
  • 3+ years in fundraising or relationship based account management.
  • Ability to effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and able to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Office.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends and to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Valid driver's license, access to reliable personal vehicle and proof of insurance required.

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Send resume to:
Alzheimer's Association, Home Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

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