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Development Assistant (WY)

Job Location

Cheyenne, WY

General Summary

The Alzheimer's Association-Wyoming Chapter provides a variety of education, information and support services to persons with dementia, their families, health care professionals and the community.  The Development Assistant is primarily responsible for supporting fundraising activities such as Walk to End Alzheimer's, Longest Day, Memories in the Making, golf tournament and Reason to Hope.  The Development Assistant also provides assistance in the area of administration and to the Executive Director as needed. The individual also supports activities that promote the services of the chapter in the state. This is a part time position based in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Essential Job Functions

- Assist with events such as Walk to End Alzheimer's, Longest Day, Memories in the Making, golf tournament and Reason to Hope
- Research, identify and help cultivate new funding sources (i.e., grant opportunities)
- Assist with the overall plan for Walk to End Alzheimer's within the state to include team captain/walker recruitment and retention; sponsor cultivation and solicitation; promotion and marketing activities; in-kind donations and all event logistics
- Assist with the enhancement of The Longest Day activities by identifying and securing new companies/participants
- Support Chapter with fundraising events through activities such as recording and documenting local gifts, securing auction prizes, coordinating mailings and assisting with the production of promotional materials
- Assist Chapter with the implementation and execution of Corporate Breakfast/Reason to Hope
- Assist with other third party opportunities, special events and fundraising activities as needed
- Represent chapter at public events, conferences, workshops and media events where there is fund raising potential
- Work on media related pieces (i.e., press releases) as needed for fundraising activities
- Takes notes at event committee meetings
- Participate in gift processing and data entry
- Manage and maintain donor information in the Chapter's constituent database
   --Accurately enter names, contact information, donation amounts, purpose and other information for donors and event participants
--Produce acknowledgment letters for donations, sponsorships and other gifts to the Chapter
--Periodically review database for duplicates or incomplete information; merge and purge as needed
- Utilize Convio to assist staff with Walk to End Alzheimer's records and reports
- Collect and record event registrations
- Provide day-of event assistance as needed

- Answer multi-line phone; respond as needed and/or direct phone calls to appropriate staff or office
- Greet and assist visitors
- Maintain accurate paper and electronic files
- Create, design, proof and/or update documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other documents
- Provide administrative support to assigned areas by scheduling appointments, sending faxes, copying, preparing meeting materials, making meeting arrangements and other tasks as requested
- Conduct financial reconciliations
- Ensure that office supplies are in stock
- Ensure new community resources and related events are submitted to appropriate databases
- Maintain accurate records of event participation and other metrics
- Manage activities within budgeted parameters
- Submit timely and accurate records and reports and other information as requested
- Supports Executive Director as requested

Minimum Requirements

- High school diploma or equivalent
- Two to five years administrative support experience
- Two to five years development and/or event planning experience
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), web and email
- Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance
- Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Detail-oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Commitment to the mission of the Alzheimer's Association
- Knowledge of community resources and fundraising techniques
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family caregivers, corporations, foundations and volunteers
- Strong organizational skills to plan, implement and evaluate fundraising initiatives
- Effective written and oral communication skills; public speaking skills
- Ability to listen effectively
- Good decision-making skills
- Ability to work independently
- Present self in a professional manner

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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.