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Development Assistant

Job Location

Phoenix, AZ

General Summary

Perform a variety of responsible administrative, development and communications activities in support of the Desert Southwest Chapter's vision, mission, and goals in Arizona and Southern Nevada.  Duties include administrative, clerical and customer service functions, data input and database management, bulk mailing, report generation and the coordination of multiple projects.  This position involves significant collaborative efforts with staff, volunteers, organizations, and diverse community members.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain donor database.  Input confidential charitable gift information, prepare and process gift acknowledgements in a timely manner, prepare reports and ensure data accuracy.
  • Provide administrative and coordination support for development activities including direct mail, bulk mailings, special events, identifying prospective supporters, donor cultivation, planned giving, recognition activities and tribute programs. Assist with support of localized fundraising and communication efforts for Regional Offices.
  • Directly interact with donors, including answering development and organization inquiries, accepting donations and coordinating major and planned giving information.
  • Provide administrative and coordination support for communications projects including updating web pages, organizing and coordinating information for newsletters, and media outreach.
  • Provide other clerical support as needed for Development and Communications, and as part of the Chapter/ Central Arizona administrative staff team.  Provide back-up support for other administrative staff.  Tasks include answering phones, greeting office visitors, preparing meeting notes/ minutes, preparing copies and information packets.
  • Maintain an organizational climate that attracts, motivates, supports, and retains high quality staff and volunteers who are committed to serving individuals and families. Provide supervision and training to assigned volunteers. 
  • Other Duties:
  • Assist the Development Director to ensure compliance with National and Chapter policies and standard operating procedures.  Foster communication and positive relationships between offices and volunteers.
  • Serve as a member of the staff team, participating in the development of operational plans and coordinating with other members.
  • Other duties as needed and appropriately assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Progressively responsible work history in administrative roles and coordinating projects. Related education in business, secretarial science, administrative support and/or a similar field.
  • Extensive computer skills, including proficiency in database management and fluency with Microsoft Office package.  Expertise with office equipment and procedures are needed. Database conversion experience helpful.   
  • Effective written communication skills, including English usage, grammar and spelling. Ability to compose general business correspondence and review own work for accuracy. 
  • Effective oral communication and customer service/ interpersonal skills. Ability to encourage teamwork and work cooperatively with others. Multicultural sensitivity. Bilingual Spanish-English helpful.
  • Work history indicating dependability, accuracy with details, and deadline management. Ability to accurately maintain records, prepare reports, and coordinate multiple projects.  Effective logistical coordination skills.
  • Possess valid AZ driver's license and vehicle to use in performance of job.

Responsible to:  Development Director, Desert Southwest Chapter.
Status/ Hours:  Full-time, non-exempt position.  Primary weekday office hours, with evening and weekend work required at times.
Primary Work Site: Chapter Office, Phoenix, AZ. Position will require some travel via automobile. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resumes and salary expectations to:

Erin Krivanek, Development Director

Alzheimer's Association Desert Southwest Chapter

1028 East McDowell Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85006

P: 602-528-0545

F: 602-528-0546

  • by email:
  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest
    1028 East McDowell Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85006-2622

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




Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.