American Heart Association (AHA)

Development Director (Walk)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 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.


We are looking to fill a Development Director - Walk in Baton Rouge, LA. The director will coordinate, plan, and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve Fundraising goals and campaign objectives for the Greater Louisiana market with a focus on the Heart Walk 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 sponsorships and generating participant income through developing year-round business and cultivation plans.
  • Driving peer-to-peer fundraising by supporting corporate partners and team leaders effectively.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring participant fundraising trends and implementing proven strategies to improve income.
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating assigned fundraising initiatives according to standard methodologies and campaign 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, and drive community impact.
In this role, you will report to the Vice President, Greater Louisiana and will work on a team of fundraising directors to meet the overall revenue goal for the Greater Louisiana 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 preferred.
  • At least two years of work experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a nonprofit organization in a similar capacity.
  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices, and techniques, notably peer-to-peer fundraising preferred.
  • Ability and experience recruiting, training, and cultivating top-level donors and volunteers preferred.
  • 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 evenings 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.

  EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-LA-Baton Rouge Posted Date 13 hours ago (7/1/2021 5:36 PM) Requisition ID 2021-7094 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Field Campaigns Location: Baton Rouge, LA American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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