Interim Development Officer

The ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter - Ambler, PA

30+ days agoFull-time

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is seeking an Interim Development Officer for an approximate 3 month assignment (possible transition to a permanent position in the future), with both relational fundraising and/event planning experience. A strong background in project management and staff supervision is desirable but not mandatory. Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Community Engagement, this position is part of the Engagement Team which also includes 3 Engagement Managers and an Engagement Associate. The Engagement Team is responsible for logistic and relational support for a wide range of fundraising events that include, corporate sponsorship's and community engagement such as various Walks to Defeat ALS across the Chapter footprint. The Engagement Team is also responsible for the oversight and expansion of the Chapter’s volunteer and community ambassador programs, and young professionals group. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.


The Development Officer is responsible for supporting the Director of Corporate and Community Engagement to achieve the departmental goals set forth below, as well as other related functions as determined by the Director. Depending on the candidate’s experience, this Development Officer may also be assigned project management and staff supervisory responsibilities.

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate and individual sponsors and donors, including in-kind donors.


  • Participate in developing general and tailored proposals and presentations to be utilized in sponsor and donor solicitations.


  • Recruit, retain and motivate teams and individual participants, and act as a liaison between team captains and participants, and the Chapter.


  • Recruit, train and steward volunteers and serve as staff liaison for Board/Volunteer event-planning committees for all Chapter events throughout the year.


  • Ensure logistics are planned and carried out for all assigned events, including through the supervision, training, and appropriate utilization of event volunteers.
  • Provide comprehensive and timely reports summarizing activities and project status.


  • Monitor external fundraising trends and propose new opportunities to encourage new donor and community engagement opportunities.


  • Provide superior service within a collaborative, team-based orientation that exceeds the expectations of both internal and external constituents.


  • Attend events and meetings as required, often on weekends and evenings, at various locations within the Chapter footprint.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising and event planning; position responsibilities may vary with level of candidate experience.
  • Proficiency with fundraising solicitation and sponsorship process, both oral and written.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience tracking donor cultivation and stewardship activity in a CRM, preferably Raiser’s Edge, a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including, proofreading and editing.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including empathy and compassion, flexibility, positivity, personal accountability, ability to work in a collaborative environment, strong work ethic, and a desire to reach high performance for the benefit of the Chapter’s mission.

About the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter The mission of the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Located in Ambler, PA, the Chapter is considered the premier provider of services and support for ALS patients and their families in its chartered territory, which encompasses the eastern half of Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Services include multidisciplinary clinics, in-home care, transportation, equipment loan, assistive technology, home accessibility modifications, support groups, and education. Each year, the Chapter serves approximately 1,200 patient families. The Chapter also has the distinction of being the principal charity of the Philadelphia Phillies for thirty-four consecutive years.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume stating salary requirements.

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is an equal employment opportunity employer. All applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • fundraising: 3 years (Required)
  • Event Planning: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)