American Heart Association (AHA)

Senior Business Development Director

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Tempe, Arizona 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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Business Development Director within our Western States Region located in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Senior Business Development Director is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association’s mission through leading the Division's Fundraising campaigns as assigned and driving collaboration with internal and external partners in achieving overall team and division goals. This includes ensuring that revenue goals are achieved, expectations for related initiatives as well as the division overall are met, active collaboration in driving towards Health Impact Goals and effectively engaging volunteers and staff.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Demonstrate the AHA leadership competencies and employs effective management techniques in the sourcing, recruitment, selection, supervision, management, and leadership of staff to appropriately develop and engage staff to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Manages and directly implements assigned campaigns through driving to AHA best practices. Directly accountable for achieving revenue goals aligned with funding research, Public Health, professional education and training and community services.
  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, engaging, and activating an influential, financially strong and diverse volunteer leadership base to support sustained campaign growth. Builds recruitment committees and executive leadership committees to identify and engage high level event Chairs and working committees.
  • Prospects, solicits, closes and stewards high-level corporate and individual donors. Develops and implements year-round cultivation plans ensuring superior Donor Relations.
  • Provides staff support in planning, developing, implementing, growing and evaluating campaigns and events consistent with best practices and event timelines. Provides staff support in volunteer leadership recruitment, orientation, and development.
  • Collaborates as a leader of the Division, Region and Association-wide team to ensure full alignment with vision and goals and provide consistent support in all aspects of fundraising and other assigned organizational initiatives.
  • Ensures that the team operates within appropriate operational and financial boundaries and within the financial capacity available. Operates in accordance with the AHA's Fiscal Standard policies and all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and standards.
  • Communicates proactively and timely with Executive Director, VP Development, and other internal and external partners. Consistently delivers on commitments made to internal and external customers.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in fundraising/consultative sales principles, practices, and techniques in similarly structured organization(s). Track record must include corporate sponsorship and/or peer-to-peer fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated track record in building effective, collaborative teams of staff.
  • Demonstrated track record in setting and achieving aggressive goals through fostering individual and joint accountability.
  • Ability to influence others to action through creating a shared vision and sense of ownership and personal accountability.
  • Ability to credibly establish and execute a strategic plan across functional areas and disciplines in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.
  • Proven ability to think strategically, analyze market data, identify key trends - internal and external - and have participated in the strategy development and execution of initiatives to achieve mission-aligned fundraising and operational goals.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree may be preferred in supporting the required level of skill, knowledge and experience required.
  • Demonstrated track record in recruiting, engaging, and activating corporate and medical volunteers with significant community influence.
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communications, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training and writing clear, concise narrative reports and evaluations.
  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks.
  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs.
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? 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.

  EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-AZ-Tempe Posted Date 12 hours ago (12/21/2021 6:03 PM) Requisition ID 2021-7875 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Field Campaigns Additional Locations US-AZ-Phoenix Location: Tempe, AZ American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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