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Business Development Director

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Director (sales/fundraising)to oversee our Heart Ball campaign within our Sacramento Division. This initiative celebrates the AHA’s advancing efforts to change health outcomes as they relate to heart disease and stroke. The Business Development Director will be responsible for managing and implementing the campaign through event chair and volunteer committee recruitment, solicitation of sponsorships and individual giving, auction production and overall event coordination.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Identifying and recruiting a group of an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership members to support campaign
  • Activating and motivating volunteer leadership team through their personal and corporate giving and influencing involvement and giving of others
  • Developing a year-round pipeline and cultivation plan for corporate accounts and donors with an approach that matches donor interests with AHA's mission
  • Driving new business development through corporate sponsorship
  • Planning, managing and executing events and strategically evaluating campaign growth opportunities
  • Conducting community networking and outreach through 10+ face-to-face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsor prospects
  • Communicating timely with VP of Development, Executive Director and internal and external customers
  • Manage coordinator who is responsible for event logistics including, but not limited to, event promotions, entertainment, live and silent auctions.
  • Promoting a team-oriented environment where open and collaborative communication is understood as a requirement for success
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in fundraising, sales, business development or marketing
  • Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation and motivation
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven outside sales experience, business-to-business experience
  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques
  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the c-suite level
  • Knowledge of local corporate and community networks
  • Knowledge of AHA's mission and programs

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: 
Jun 8 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 9 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association