American Heart Association (AHA)

Senior Development Director (Heart Ball)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 opening for a Senior Development Director, Heart Ball you will be located in our Philadelphia office covering the Metro Philadelphia area . As the Senior Director Development, Heart Ball you will work with the highest-level corporate executives in the territory to become key leadership volunteers and board members while supervising a team of field campaign development staff.

As the senior leader for the team, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring your team meets/exceeds annual revenue goals for the market.
  • Leading development staff in the identification, cultivation and recruitment of C-suite and Upper-Level Management Volunteer leaders.
  • Developing and implementing a plan of revenue growth through key Fundraising events, strategic market partnerships and philanthropic donors.
  • Sponsor solicitation, activation, and cultivation while maintaining and stewarding relationships with key corporate and community leaders.
  • Establishing new accounts to reach the highest level of revenue generation.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to your direct reports to ensure their success.
  • Building a network of volunteer partnerships to advance our mission.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in corporate sales or fundraising with at least one (1) of those years supervising staff with a revenue goal.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to coach and mentor staff to use standard methodologies, timelines, and volunteer engagement practices to ensure that revenue targets are reached.
  • Ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with senior level volunteers/customers. Strong volunteer recruitment and management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in exceeding sales/fundraising goals. Must be able to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals.
  • Phenomenal interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills.
  • Must be willing to work outside normal hours including early morning, evenings and weekends as needed.
  • You must be willing to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations in the region.
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases? Compensation & Benefits

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long-Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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-PA-Philadelphia Posted Date 10 hours ago (4/13/2022 8:01 PM) Requisition ID 2022-8252 Job Category Field Campaigns Position Type Full Time Location: Philadelphia, PA American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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