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Director of Development - Gala

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Charlotte, NC, USACharlotteNCUSA

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Development - Gala in our Charlotte, NC office!

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Provides staff leadership in planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of Heart Ball activities including sponsorship's, auction, and individual giving.
  • Provides staff support, in the areas of executive volunteer recruitment, orientation and training, event logistics, year-round planning, sponsorship solicitation, auction solicitation, and evaluation of the Heart Ball
  • Assists in the development of a strategic fundraising plan, including goal setting, market potentials, sponsorship goals and objectives, strategies, audience development and ticket sales, evaluation and cost of effective techniques
  • Monitors the volunteer recruitment and management, budgets and implementation of the plan to fulfill both procurement and campaign goals
  • Develops corporate relationships to enhance special events and programs
  • Establishes and maintains an effective database and cultivation plan for corporate prospects, donors and successor management
  • Assists in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of night of event logistics and both live and silent auctions and other revenue generating Heart Ball activities
  • Responsible for Heart Ball related communications including invitations, programs, ticklers, and auction information and securing the appropriate approval prior to release
  • Recruits, trains, organizes, and supports the volunteers of the Sponsorship Committee, Auction Committee, Logistics Committee, Individual Giving Committee and oversees the recruitment of Co-Chairs and Honoree
  • In accordance with best practices, becomes proficient with current Heart Ball software programs and utilizes software to track auction, maintain accurate records, create auction book and bid forms, track table seating and produce reports to evaluate event
  • Supports and ensures execution of National and Affiliate policies, procedures, standards, best practices, guidelines and benchmarks including
  • Ability to travel in the assigned territory and to work occasional evenings and weekends
Educational Background: 
BA or BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferable to have a candidate reside in the territory
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, techniques and current trends
  • Experience in event planning, organizing, consultation, and volunteer management
  • Ability to recruit, manage and evaluate high level volunteers for appropriate utilization
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training
  • Ability to organize and prioritize large events and multiple project
  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals and fundraising reports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ work experience, preferably in special event fundraising, territory sales, or related field

Organization Info

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Dallas, TX, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

Founded in 1924, our organization now includes more than 30 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Dec 4 2018
Active Until: 
Jan 4 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association