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Development Specialist

Job Location

Lubbock, TX

General Summary

The West Texas Chapter is seeking to hire a dynamic Development Specialist  to provide support and leadership for the development, oversight and execution of diversified comprehensive development plan in accordance with Association's strategic plan. This position is responsible for managing special events and community outreach within the Lubbock area and surrounding communities.

Essential Job Functions

  • The candidate must have excellent communication skills and be a team player working with staff across a large geographic area.
  • Manage, coordinate, and implement all aspects of assigned fundraising events such as WTEA, The Longest Day and Third Party events.  This is including but not limited to securing venues, sponsorships, media partnerships, etc.
  • 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.
  • Identify additional revenue streams and work creatively with the Chapter development team to achieve goals.
  • Recognize and establish new community partnerships while retaining and supporting existing relationships.
  • Manage, evaluate, and expand fundraising programs under the direction of the Development Director and Chapter Executive leadership.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in special events.
  • Prepare presentations, materials, and reports to support the development portfolio.
  • Participate in meetings, providing input and suggestions. Maintain steady communication with chapter staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that confidentiality and security of all information under his/her supervision is maintained
  • Maintain accurate and complete participant and financial records for each event.
  • Recruit, manage and collaborate with volunteer committees.
  • Plan and coordinate meetings, agendas, and activities.
  • Assist and maintain databases for all event participants and donors.
  • Work with Chapter Leadership to establish budgets, work plans and timelines for events
  • Represent the Association at public events, conferences, workshops, and media events where there is fundraising potential and ability to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association and its mission.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, communication, marketing or related field, 
  •  3+ years of  experience in mass market fundraising and experience in not for profit  fundraising
  • Understanding of fundraising and organizing/planning of special events.
  • Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. Must develop and maintain relationships.
  • Effectively multi-task, establishes priorities, work in a fast paced environment.
  • Previous experience working with volunteer driven organizations.
  • Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure.

    Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Familiarity with Google and associated applications and tools.
  • Developing and preparing presentations, reports, and business correspondence
  • Proven track record of having an excellent written, oral, and communication skill base.
  • Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.
  • Well-disciplined and a self-starter that is extremely resourceful.
  • Active listening, analytical, and problem solving skills to gain results and achieve goals as described in the strategic plan.
  • Ability to coach and develop volunteers and to work effectively with diverse populations
  • High level of integrity and diplomacy in dealing with a variety of constituencies.

    Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, early mornings and occasional weekends.
  • Ability to travel as needed to perform job duties.
  • Must possess a reliable personal vehicle, valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Ability to lift minimum of 35 pounds.

Click HERE to apply

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, West Texas
    110 Mesa Park
    Suite 250
    El Paso, TX 79912

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.