This job opportunity is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director in our Eastern States region in the Southern New Jersey covering Camden, Burlington & Gloucester counties . The Development Director is mainly responsible for our 2 Heart Walk (HW) events (Spring & Fall). You will also handle the Spring Go Red For Women Luncheon (GRFW) event . Accountability will include Volunteer recruitment, training, campaign goal and management activities to ensure efficient growth and development of the assigned local events. The Development Director is responsible for securing local sponsorship income, individual donations and auction items, in partnership with the immediate supervisor to support the events and to maximize overall income potential. Recruit the volunteer leadership and support volunteer teams to grow our annual Heart Walk participation. Development Director will work as part of a team while adhering to specific “Best Practices” and staying with the American Heart Association’s Fundraising cost guidelines. Essential Job Duties:Apply Now
- Provide staff support in planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of the Heart Walk events and Go Red For Women Luncheon in the metro area. Incorporating the AHA mission through relationship building with your donors, sponsors and volunteers.
- Assure that the vision and strategic direction for the events are in alignment with the organization’s goals and objectives.
- Provide staff support in the area of volunteer recruitment and training, event Logistics, year-round planning, cultivation, and sponsorship and auction item solicitation for your the events.
- Supports in developing, monitoring, an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events. Develop contingency plans, as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities.
- Secures sponsorships, individual donations and auction items.
- Develop profiles on the top businesses within the assigned geographic area with a documented plan to secure their involvement. Completes company goal setting worksheets and prioritizes companies by their potential.
- Develop relationship-building strategies to include making personal visits on a monthly and quarterly basis. Develop effective working relationship with high level-executives and individual donors.
- Work closely with the Communications Director on the promotion and communications plan. #LI-CS1
- Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.
- Must have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
- Knowledge of Community Organization, sales, fundraising, and Marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
- Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database Analysis.
- Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to.
- Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.