American Heart Association (AHA)

Senior Development Director

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Phoenix, Arizona


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Development Director within our Greater Phoenix Division based in Tempe, Arizona.

The Senior Development Director will serve in a player/coach role and oversee Fundraising, Volunteer recruitment and management, and event Logistics for our annual Heart Ball event. The main accountability of the Senior Director is to drive revenue for the event.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


  • Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and auction items.

  • Recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership and committees.

  • Through cultivating strong volunteer relationships, supports and engages volunteer leadership to champion the fundraising success of campaigns through their personal and corporate giving and influencing the involvement and giving of others.

  • Guide and direct assigned staff to reach goals.

  • Develop profiles on the top businesses within the Greater Phoenix area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.

  • Work closely with a Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion/communications plan for each event.

  • Execute the event logistics based on national best practices.


  • A strong background in fundraising or outside sales, preferably within a voluntary health organization.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building and leading successful, diverse and inclusive teams.

  • Background in recruiting and engaging volunteer leadership for sustained involvement.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.

  • Unwavering professionalism and dedication to excellence.

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.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

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-AZ-Tempe

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (12/13/2022 5:54 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9725

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-AZ-Phoenix

Position Type Full Time

Location: AZ-Phoenix

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