Job Postings
American Lung Association - Program and Development Coordinator
Job Postings
Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:30 AM

The American Lung Association of the Southeast, Inc. seeks a development coordinator to assist with fund raising initiatives in Ft. Lauderdale area in Florida.  This position is responsible for obtaining local development goals through collaboration with local volunteers and community and corporate leaders.  The development coordinator will assist in recruiting and supporting volunteers for area specific fundraising/subcommittee assignments, assist  in promoting the American Lung Association to local community and training volunteers in fundraising techniques.

A bachelor degree with a minimum of one year experience is required in non-profit special event fundraising, community outreach, and committee development. Experience in corporate development and third party fundraising is a plus.  Must be a self-starter with excellent verbal, writing and computer skills. Extensive local and occasional overnight travel required and must have reliable transportation.  Non smoker.  Salary range low $30K

Interested candidates should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and references to  Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. 




PRIMARY FUNCTION:  The Program or Development Coordinator is a non-exempt position responsible for assisting the Program Director, Development Director or Area Director in implementing area program goals and raising funds through grants, underwriting and other sources to fund services.


  • Assist with planning and implementing area educational program activities.  
  • Assist with planning and implementing area fund raising plan including special events and other sources of income.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers who serve on area program or development committees and task forces. 
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers to implement program services and raise funds to support program activities
  • Prepare income/expense reports for all assigned activities. 
  • Develop and submit timely program reports as required by the association or funding sources.
  • Represent the association as a member of community, civic, and/or health care coalitions and organizations related to the lung association’s mission.
  • Develop relationships with major media outlets in the area and serve as a resource for information related to program or development activities.
  • Select and participate in local, state and national seminars and courses designed to increase skills and knowledge related to job requirements.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:  Provide personal transportation to attend meetings and functions. Possess a valid driver license and proof of personal auto insurance. Possess computer skills including Microsoft Office, data and constituent management systems. Possess ability to handle stressful situations including achieving goals set by the association, unplanned calls for action related to advocacy, and other situations requiring a quick solution.  Must not use tobacco products.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Four-year college degree or equivalent.  Minimum one year successful experience in fundraising, sales or public health activities.

Regular full-time and/or part-time employees are classified in these position descriptions as either exempt or non-exempt.  Any staff member who disagrees with the classification of his/her position should notify his/her immediate supervisor or the Director of Human Resources.  Also, if any staff member feels that the Fair Labor Standards Act is not being followed by the association, violations should be reported immediately to his/her immediate supervisor or the Director of Human Resources.

Debbie's Dream Foundation: Events & Communications Assistant
Job Postings
Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:27 AM

Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer - Part Time (Temporary) Events & Communications Assistant

Job Description
Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is seeking a part-time Events & Communications Assistant at its corporate office in Davie, Florida.

Summary of Position:
The focus of this position will be to: (1) Produce fundraising events for the Company that support donor creation and retention while meeting and, hopefully, exceeding budgeted expectations and (2) Develop and implement an overall communications and public affairs strategy for the Company which is tied to accomplishing our mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 Produce and coordinate fundraising events including: advertising, logistics, event sponsors, creating and maintaining vendor relations, assembling sponsor packets, collecting event RSVPs, organizing auction items, organizing and managing event check-in, registration, and check-out, organizing and managing event volunteers and creating or maintaining detailed event databases.
 Work on a number of diverse events and printed materials simultaneously and meet deadlines on each to ensure accuracy and timeliness of assigned projects, effectiveness of events, success of fundraising appeals and attention to details.
 Utilize database tools to analyze fundraising performance.
 Work with volunteer staff on design elements and event promotion.
 Lead all communications activity including corporate communications/media relations, employee communications, sponsorships and events, community and philanthropic activities, and brand management.
 Support government affairs activities
 Write and edit press releases, postings for Facebook, Twitter, our website, other print materials and email blasts.
 Develop and maintain a press schedule calendar.
 Develop relationships with the press and send out press releases.
 Oversee, write and/or edit all materials to support and/or advertise all of the Company’s events including sponsorship packets and materials, invitations and flyers for the events, collateral materials, program books, proposals, solicitation and acknowledgement letters, etc.
 Assure that materials that are developed are factually and technically accurate
 Work with the Communications Chair
 Supervise and coordinate work of the Event Planning and Communications Interns.

The Events & Communications Assistant reports directly to the Events Coordinator, President of the Board, the Office Manager, and the Co-Chairs of the Company’s Events and is required to attend all staff and Event Committee meetings and Board meetings from time to time.

This position is a part time (approx 20 hours per week) and can be longer around the time of major Company events. Pay will be commensurate with experience.
This job description should not be construed to imply that the requirements listed are the exclusive standards of the position. The Company reserves the right to assign or delegate other tasks as necessary.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job successfully: - Two (2) years minimum equivalence in event planning, hotel catering sales experience, or nonprofit event planning - Four (4) year college degree required - History in planning non-profit galas/dinners of 250+ guests - Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of SharePoint a plus or any other non-profit software - Fast typist required - Ability to lead, to follow, and the ability to know when those different skills are needed - Expertise in building professional relationships - Consistent professionalism - Ability to collaborate with both volunteers, staff, donors, supporters, the Board of Directors and any other people encountered - Fluent in English - Excellent verbal and written communications skills at a professional level - Strong editing and proofreading skills - Knowledge of print production - Ability to tolerate numerous interruptions throughout the day

Application Information:
To apply for this position and to qualify for an interview, the following are required:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. College and other degree diplomas or other verification of graduation
4. Transcript if graduated within the past 5 years
5. 2-4 letters of recommendation from current or past clients who are non-family members

The Application packet should be sent to: Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
9110 West State Road 84
Davie, FL 33324
Attn: Administrator or email to: Follow up inquiries can be made to or (954) 475-1200

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