American Heart Association (AHA)

Events Planning Manager

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Los Angeles, California 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 have an excellent opportunity for an Events Planning Manager to join our dynamic Los Angeles Division! As an integral member of the Los Angeles team, the Events Planning Manager is responsible for effectively developing, planning, managing and implementing events aligned with the Los Angeles Division's Fundraising campaigns to ensure overall success of division revenue and Volunteer engagement goals. Help us create outstanding experiences and make an extraordinary impact on the health and wellbeing of our communities!
  • Responsible for the year-round planning, development, management and implementation of events aligned with assigned campaigns. Includes all aspects of event planning: (1) appropriate integration and activation of sponsor benefits; (2) procurement of services and materials; (3) vendor management within purchasing and operating guidelines and budget; (4) Design and production of campaign collateral and materials; (5) manages budget and reporting documents for campaigns and events.
  • Provides staff leadership in the areas of event volunteer recruitment, orientation and training and recognition.
  • Participates in the development of a strategic fundraising campaign through assessing and evaluating events to ensure optimal Cost Effectiveness and budget management.
  • Establishes and manages relationships, an effective database and cultivation plan with sponsors, vendors and other partners for ongoing financial and product support for the events.
  • Responsible for effective implementation of all related events within budget and timelines.
  • Manages customer and campaign information utilizing AHA systems accurately, timely and completely in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Proactively communicates and coordinates efforts and timelines with staff and volunteer partners to ensure maximum collaboration aligned with achieving campaign goals.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Corporate event planning experience with complex Logistics and timelines
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationships internally and externally
  • Effective Project Management skills
  • Event Management experience
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, techniques and current trends.
  • Experience in volunteer management, recruitment and activation.
  • Proficiency in social networking and web-based collateral.
To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

Due to the current pandemic, all American Heart Association offices are closed and daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff; all staff are currently working from home. In the future, this position will resume to being based in the local office.

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-CA-Los Angeles Posted Date 10 hours ago (3/3/2021 8:00 PM) Requisition ID 2021-6659 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Field Campaigns Location: Los Angeles, CA American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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