American Heart Association (AHA)

Development Director (Impact Campaign)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Arlington, Virginia


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.


We are currently hiring for a Development Director for the Greater Washington Region.

This is a full time, benefits eligible opportunity.

The Director will be leading the Leaders for Life and Woman of Impact/Teen of Impact Initiatives. This will include recruiting Fundraising volunteers, securing financial contributions in support of our mission, individual donor cultivation, special event implementation and working collaboratively with internal development staff. Position will include regular daily travel. Competitive salary with incentive potential is offered.

  • Drive peer-to-peer fundraising strategies to achieve overall revenue goals. Secure financial contributions by conducting exploratory meetings and revenue generation-focused sales calls. Appropriately document scheduled appointments and results.

  • Recruit, engage and recognize high-level volunteers for participation in local, competitive fundraising campaigns. Provide effective orientation, training, and ongoing coaching for recruited volunteers to increase revenue and volunteer experience.

  • Build powerful partnerships externally and internally.

  • Identify and network with key donors and volunteers. Work collaboratively with volunteers and donors as well as internal staff to broaden the volunteer network and increase mission impact and campaign income.

  • Cultivate donors to increase engagement and giving.

  • Coordinate local donor cultivation events and prospect high-impact donors and volunteers. Lead event Logistics - digitally and in-person.


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • 2+ years of experience in professional fundraising/development or outside sales, management of special event fundraising, sales, Marketing and Public Relations functions

  • Validated ability to use interpersonal skills to secure donors and attract, recruit, and lead volunteers and collaborate internally and externally

  • Demonstrated skills in written and Oral Communication, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training

  • Ability to apply good judgment in decision making

  • Possess problem-solving skills and be solution-oriented

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects

  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals

  • Ability to use social media and other digital channels

  • Ability to travel daily up to 75% within the Greater Washington Region and overnight travel up to 5%

  • Must have basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. These skills are subject to testing.

Compensation & Benefits

We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay. The potential incentive is based on achieving certain team revenue targets.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for Health Equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-VA-Arlington

Posted Date 3 days ago (8/30/2022 1:28 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9149

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-DC-Washington

Position Type Full Time

Location: VA-Arlington

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