American Heart Association (AHA)

Development Director (Go Red for Women Luncheon)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Nashville, Tennessee Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


We are looking to fill a Development Director in Nashville, TN . The director will be responsible for leading revenue generating strategies to achieve Fundraising and campaign objectives necessary to achieve goals for the Nashville market with a focus on the Go Red For Women campaign.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners.
  • Driving new Business Development by soliciting and maintaining high-level corporate and patron sponsors by developing year-round business and cultivation plans.
  • Recruiting, orienting, and managing C-suite Volunteer leadership based on nationally established methodologies.
  • Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors, donors, and volunteer leadership.
  • Instrumental in building volunteer leadership committees.
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating assigned fundraising event(s) according to standard methodologies and event timeline.
  • Confirming detailed, timely and accurate Data Entry of relevant information.
  • Collaborating with other staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize event market strategy.
In this role, you will report to the Vice President Development and will work alongside other directors to meet the overall revenue goal for the Greater Nashville market. Daily travel within the market is required when it is safe to do so.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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 of the requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years of work experience in sales, preferably nonprofit fundraising.
  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques, notably peer-to-peer fundraising.
  • Ability and experience recruiting, training, and cultivating top-level donors and volunteers.
  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.
  • Ability to work outside of standard hours which may involve some evening and/or weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory.
To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

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 and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people enjoy #TheAHALife EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-TN-Nashville Posted Date 1 hour ago (4/1/2021 9:50 AM) Requisition ID 2018-3332 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Field Campaigns Location: Nashville, TN American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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