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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: $51,000-58,000
  • Organization Type: Health

American Lung association

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.

Responsible for leading the annual Fight For Air Climbs (St. Louis & Springfield, IL) and Evening of Promise Gala fundraising campaigns through the recruitment and cultivation of the sponsors, team captains and participants. Responsible for achieving revenue goals, overseeing the budget, adhering to a 12-month campaign timeline, vendor relationships, website and database management, implementation of event logistics.

Location: The position is located at the American Lung Association’s St. Louis, Missouri office and will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual work.

Please submit your application online at:


  • Ensure event revenue goals are achieved by implementing industry best practices by recruiting and engaging volunteers, sponsors, team captains and participants through year-round cultivation activities.
  • Support the cultivation of event committees to engage new and returning event sponsors and corporate teams.
  • Implement grassroots and corporate recruitment strategies to engage new Climb team captains and build event participation and revenue.
  • Cultivate team captains and participants utilizing defined year-round cultivation strategies to coach and retain Climb team captains and participants.
  • Creating event day revenue drivers, and securing auction items, for gala.
    Support the cultivation of individual donors utilizing defined cultivation strategy to retain gala attendees and further fund-a-need giving.
  • Build relationships through personal outreach and engagement of partners, volunteers, and donors through in-person meetings, kickoff events, and phone calls.
  • In partnership with Executive Director, evaluate campaign progress and results, making recommendations for current year and future growth.
  • In collaboration with Executive 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.
  • Work with members of the Marketing/Communication team to create campaign materials, identify volunteer spokespeople, secure and support a media partnership, and earn media coverage.
  • Supervise the planning of event logistics and serve as the lead staff on event day to provide an excellent experience for all attendees.
  • Implement, track and report sponsor recognition and assets including logo inclusion, event signage, videos, and social media.
  • Ensure accurate and timely website and database updates including prospect tracking, invoicing, payment processing and donor recognition.
  • Build relationships and community presence through additional fundraising opportunities including third party events, DIY fundraising, and cause marketing.
  • Complete special projects as 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 tobacco-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.

Please submit your application online at:

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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.