This job opportunity is located in Arlington, 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 The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director for our Social events in our Eastern States Region office located in metro Arlington/DC area . The Development Director is responsible for achieving revenue generation goals by utilizing established AHA best practices. Ensures appropriate volunteer leadership is recruited and developed. This will include solicitation of large dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, chair recruitment, volunteer committee recruitment, auction procurement and production and overall event Coordination of multiple events throughout the year (including Go Red for Women luncheon, Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting & Auction, and others social events). The Director will be held accountable to an overall aggressive Fundraising goal. Executes high quality events in accordance with AHA standards and in collaboration with team. #LI-CS1 The main accountability of the Development Director is to drive revenue for the event(s.Apply Now
- Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and auction items. This includes managing existing and new sponorships, renewal and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial commitment.
- Securing individual gifts of $5K- $100K+, local corporate sponsorship income and auction items to support the events and to maximize overall income potential.
- Recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event timeline and business plan. Leads volunteer recruitment and engagement with c-suite executive and manager level volunteers.
- Develop profiles on the top businesses within the metro Arlington/DC area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.
- Manage and engage new individual membership for our personal giving society, in partnership with other appropriate fundraising staff. Includes planning and executing regular engagement events for members. Develop annual stewardship and cultivation materials for donors in the Society. Provide collaborative guidance as able to the materials across social events in the market as well to mirror Association messaging.
- Execute the event Logistics based on national best practices. Work alongside the Development Coordinator to lead the efforts to build event silent and/or live auction. Ensures that auction items are solicited.
- Maintain timely communication with all staff at local and affiliate levels. Responsible for staff follow-up and monitoring of assigned fundraising activities. Work closely with the Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion and communications plan.
- 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.