Development Coordinator (MI #1819-65)

Job Type

Full Time




Madison Heights
United States


The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Development Coordinator to join our incredible team in the Midland States Region. Working as a member of the Development Team you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy. 

In this role, The Development Coordinator works together with the Special Events team to coordinate annual fundraising events with all aspects related to the execution of these events as well as additional development projects. Responsibilities include achievement of revenue goals through volunteer recruitment, participant coaching, team and relationship building, marketing, and logistics. Responsible for maintaining smooth daily operations in the Madison Heights office including equipment, supplies, mail process and oversee constituent services for Michigan.


  • Together with the Executive Director and/or the Development Manager, implement the area development plan through special events and other revenue sources.
  • Coordinate and oversee volunteer program; recruit, train & supervise event, office, and intern volunteers; prepare reports as required; and execute the constituent engagement plan using various electronic systems.
  • Work together with members of the events team to meet or exceed annual revenue goals. Participate in the creation, planning and implementation of new and existing projects.
  • Coordinate and oversee event logistics: develop and monitor event project timelines and implementation. Negotiate with vendors to achieve favorable prices that ensure adherence to established budget. Prepare and monitor ongoing event progress reports. 
  • Recruit, coordinate and coach community event team captains and volunteers. Cultivate relationships and effectively engage volunteers. Work with the Development team to increase event participation and revenue. Serve as liaison for customer service and troubleshooting for signature events and internal kickoffs. 
  • Serve as location lead for the development of event websites and content updates, utilizing ALA best practices, software and guidelines. 
  • Oversee constituents services for Michigan; serve as the first contact for incoming calls; execute donation processing and donor acknowledgement; maintain accurate and clean donor files and reports.
  • Manage daily operations for local office; manage office equipment and serve as point of contact for office vendors and equipment maintenance; review, sort and manage incoming mail; maintain office supplies; and process invoices for office.
  • Work with the Marketing and Communications department to create and disseminate special events promotional materials.
  • Oversee the utilization of ALA databases and e-commerce platforms, Convio & ROI, serves as special events lead on ROI.
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Development Manager, Development Director, or Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or related field preferred
  • One or two years of fundraising experience preferred with proven experience recruiting and coordinating volunteers
  • Superb organizational and time management skills with an excellent attention to detail and independent follow through in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills with website communication, social media and database systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Familiarity with CRM programs and Convio helpful
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A team player with a positive attitude; comfortable working with all levels of staff
  • Flexibility to work occasional irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights possible
  • Must hold a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies)
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place, all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.   


The American Lung Association offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, LTD, Matching 403(b), Paid Vacation/Sick/Holidays.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To apply send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to (include job title and job number in subject of email):

Human Resources Department

American Lung Association



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