American Heart Association (AHA)

Sr. Development Director

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Baltimore, Maryland


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 opening for a Senior Development Director located in the Metro Baltimore area reporting to the VP of Development. This position is a Home-Office based position. The Senior Director Development will plan, organize, and direct the Baltimore market's Gala Heart Ball and Go Red For Women campaigns . This includes coaching and supervising assigned staff and collaborating with corporate and community leaders to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of Fundraising efforts. Will work closely with internal and external partners to ensure unified health and revenue efforts for the campaigns and serve in a player/coach capacity.

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 additional training and support, locally.

#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


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Guide and direct assigned staff to reach goals. Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating, and terminating staff under their supervision.

  • Ensuring your team meets/exceeds annual revenue goals for the Baltimore market.

  • Engage, recruit, and mobilize CEOs, corporate leaders, and community leaders to serve on Heart Ball and Go Red For Women volunteer leadership committees and chair the event to ensure fundraising and health outcome success. This includes encouraging personal and corporate giving of volunteer leaders.

  • Lead existing and new sponsorships and relationships to achieve campaign goal through the cultivation, stewardship, renewal, and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial dedication, according to the campaigns timeline and business plan.

  • Lead all aspects of coordinated planning processes for the Heart Ball and Go Red For Women health and revenue efforts for all functional areas within span of control. Actively involve, inform, and integrate with internal partners across the metro market, affiliate, and association.

  • Develop and lead/monitor Heart Ball and Go Red For Women budget within span of control and internal business operations in accordance with policies, fiscal standards, and the approved operating budget.

  • Prepares plans, documents, and communications for GAP (getting to goal) meetings, revenue projection updates, and other priority meetings as they arise.

  • Supervises event Logistics including, but not limited to, event promotions, entertainment, live and silent auctions (as market appropriate.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to implement market strategies, build blended sponsorships and relationships with volunteers.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

  • 3-5 years of experience in a fast-paced, fundraising or sales management role; including the management of a corporate sales/fundraising team

  • Validated ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer cultivation and management

  • Consistent track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals

  • Proven ability to recruit, train, direct and supervise multiple staff in a team environment

  • Validated ability to understand and navigate workplace cultures to achieve goals

  • Demonstrated experience in building powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers; interact and communicate clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and information

  • Consistent track record to cultivate major donors, secure city-wide sponsorships, and recruit new companies and donors

  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics is needed

  • Display exceptional organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

  • Outstanding written and Oral Communication skills, including large and small group presentations

  • Ability to apply good judgment in decision making

  • Possess problem-solving skills and be solution-oriented

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work nights, weekends, etc., as the need arises

  • You must be willing to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate

Attracting passionate, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and expansive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

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.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the Career Development of all employees. This program provides Financial Assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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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Location US-MD-Baltimore

Posted Date 1 hour ago (6/12/2023 9:51 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-10747

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: MD-Baltimore

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