The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Go Red for Women Development Director, to organize, direct and implement assigned Social Market Event in theBaton Rouge, LA market. Primary focus will be on the Go Red For Women annual campaign implementation through Event Chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorship, volunteer executive committee recruitment, sponsorship activation events, individual fundraising and overall event coordination with a fundraising goal.Works in close partnership with local fundraising and events staff, volunteers and other staff members. Provides year-round servicing, maintenance and operation of assigned events.
- Solicits and maintains high-level corporate sponsors and individual donors by developing year-round business and cultivation plans ensuring superior customer relations to achieve fundraising goals
- Instrumental in building and managing executive leadership committees to solicit high-level event sponsorship and individual donors
- Planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of assigned fundraising events according to best practices and event timelines
- Works as part of a team to consult with staff and volunteers in all aspects of event fundraising
- Maintains timely communication with all volunteers and staff at local and affiliate levels, and helps ensure all information request deadlines are met
- Maintains timely communication with Sr. Regional Director and Vice President
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends and travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed
- At least two years’ experience with the American Heart Association, or a similar non-profit organization in a fund-raising position, or two years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development.
- Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques
- Ability and experience to recruit, train, counsel, and manage executive volunteer groups and to develop long-range organizational goals and follow through with them
- Ability to lead a team but also to work independently
- Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts
- Skill in making presentations to large and small audiences
- Ability to write clear and concise narratives
- Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion
- Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools and databases
Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow.And we do.