Development Manager

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  • Full-Time
  • Broofield, WI
  • Job Type Details: Workplace Type: Office-based/Hybrid; Full-time

The American Lung Association has an excellent opportunity for a Development Manager. Working as a member of the Development department, 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, you will be responsible for managing all aspects related to the implementation of assigned Special Events including recruitment of volunteer committees, sponsors, teams and individual participants.  Responsible for achieving revenue and participant goals, overseeing the budget, adhering to a 12-month event timeline, event logistics, and expansion of fundraising events that build and strengthen connections to potential and existing volunteers and donors.


  • Hybrid: This role requires a minimum of two days per week in our office in Brookfield, WI.


  • Ensure all Special Events achieve/exceed revenue goal by implementing industry best practices for recruiting event committees, teams, sponsors and individuals to grow our constituent base.
  • Plan and execute Corporate Recruitment and/or Kickoff events to drive sponsor and event participation and educate constituents about the mission of the American Lung Association.
  • Recruit and cultivate participants utilizing the defined cultivation strategy to ensure successful participant fundraising and retention.
  • Evaluate event results and prepare recommendations for future events to expand our community reach.
  • In collaboration with Development Director, manage the event budget to ensure expenses remain below prescribed percentage by recruiting in-kind sponsors or underwriters for the majority of event goods & services.
  • Supervise the planning of event logistics and serve as the staff manager on event day to provide an excellent experience for all participants.
  • Ensure the Coordinator accurately updates all databases as required.
  • Complete special projects and serve as the local contact for third party events in the community as the opportunities become available or as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field required
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated success in external relationship management and volunteer recruitment
  • Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • Superb organizational skills with a strong attention to details
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficient in social & digital media
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and your own reliable transportation with the ability to travel within assigned area 40% of the time for meetings and conferences, as well as the flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies)
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form, including vaping.

Compensation: Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.  The target hiring range for this position is between $51,000 and $58,000 per annum.

Benefits: The Lung Association offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Paid Leave – 10 vacation days in the first year (15 days thereafter), 2 personal days and 15 sick days per year, as well as 12 company-paid holidays per year. We also offer Paid Parental Leave for eligible employees.
  • Insurance – Employees (and their eligible dependents) can enroll in our medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as voluntary plans for critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, short-term disability and supplemental life/AD&D insurance. Employees will be enrolled in company-paid life/AD&D and long-term disability Insurance coverage.
  • Retirement Plan – Eligible employees can participate in our 401(k) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, which offers matching employer contributions (up to 4%) and year-end discretionary non-elective contributions.

Questions? For more details about this role please reach out to

Equal Employment Opportunity

The American Lung Association is committed to employ, in its best judgment, the most suitable candidates for approved positions while engaging in recruitment and selection practices that are in compliance with all applicable employment laws. We are an equal opportunity employer: women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the American Lung Association to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or physical and/or mental disabilities, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. The American Lung Association will take affirmative action to employ, advance in employment and otherwise treat all individuals in the foregoing categories without discrimination in all employment practices. This policy applies in all Human Resources actions including recruitment, selection, evaluation, promotion, compensation and training.

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