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Development Director, Heart Walk

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director - Heart Walk in our Midwest Affiliate office located in the Chicago, IL area. The Development Director is responsible for the implementation of the Chicago Heart Walk events. As part of the Heart Walk Team, the Director executes fundraising strategies directed toward corporate employers in an assigned geographic area. Manages and mobilizes company recruitment to participate with Heart Walk teams. Recruiting coaches, donors and volunteers to raise funds based on market potential. Identifies corporations, conducts research, implements cultivation strategies and directly solicits corporate dollars for sponsorship. The Heart Walk Director will provide staff service to volunteer committees and volunteer coordinators as necessary in order to implement and successfully complete assigned development projects. Heart Walk Director will lead event while adhering to specific “Best Practices” and staying with the American Heart Association’s fundraising cost guidelines. #LI-CS1

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Research, identify, and acquire companies as participants and potential teams for the Heart Walk. Build relationships with corporate partners and volunteers to retain and upgrade their financial commitment. Work with sponsors to use their advertising efforts to carry American Heart Association logos and partnership references.
  • Manage and persuade employers toward establishing recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential and their role in achieving goals.
  • Manage and mobilize volunteers to serve on Heart Walk committees.
  • Prioritize current corporate customers into A, B, C and based on employees, current financial support, and relationship with the American Heart Association.
  • Build relationships with key corporate leaders through frequent face-to-face meetings according to the Heart Walk timeline and business plan.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers and volunteer committees to implement and successfully complete assigned activities.
  • Work closely with the Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion and communications plan.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.
  • Must have at least 1 to 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
  • Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
  • Knowledge of forming strategic alliances/partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies or similar type organizations.
  • Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 5%.
  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving. 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.

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: 
Mar 14 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 14 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association