American Heart Association (AHA)

Development Director (Fundraising Events)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Wheeling, West Virginia Overview Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives? Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet! This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. Responsibilities Do you have the desire to take your career to the next level? Our team has a new opening for a Development Director. This position will be responsible for Business Development, fund-raising and building powerful partnerships for local AHA events that bring together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. The Development Director is responsible for the annual revenue growth of the Ohio Valley Heart Ball, Ohio Valley Heart Walk, and Morgantown Heart Walk campaigns. Your Key Responsibilities will include:
  • Meeting revenue goals for each event by developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners;

  • driving new business development through corporate sponsorship sales, event tickets sales, auctions and open your heart pledges/individual giving);

  • developing new company and Volunteer recruitment plans as well as driving income goals;

  • developing and growing relationships with volunteers, sponsors, key corporate & community leaders;

  • goal setting with corporate companies and individuals to raise funds and awareness, and networking within the local area;

  • work with administrative staff on event day plans, Logistics and Data Management;

  • execution of American Heart Association mission activities throughout the community with sponsors, donors and volunteers.

This position will be home based with preference being given to applicants living in the Wheeling, WV or Morgantown, WV area. You can expect to travel approximately 75% of the time driving locally in the market as well as some travel to regional offices for meetings and training. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director. (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) Qualifications Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some things to consider:
  • having a bachelor’s degree or some college coursework and/or at least 3 years of corporate sales or Fundraising experience is important;

  • you will want to have proven success in achieving assigned revenue goals;

  • you should have the knowledge and ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top-level level volunteers/customers;

  • we would like you to have excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills;

  • you are a self-starter who makes things happen;

  • your experience in understanding and navigating corporate cultures to achieve goals will be invaluable;

  • you are willing to work outside of standard hours in support of your events, sponsors and volunteers which may involve some evening and/or weekend work as needed;

  • you able to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations.

If you believe this describes you then apply now for immediate consideration. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. Salary/Benefits: Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do. Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases. Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview. At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention. to see other opportunities. Be sure to follow us on Twitter #TheAHALife EOE Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-WV-Morgantown Posted Date 5 days ago (1/2/2020 8:46 AM) Requisition ID 2019-5551 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Fundraising/Sales Additional Locations US-WV-Wheeling Location: Wheeling, WV American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.
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