American Heart Association Heart Walk Director - Baton Rouge, LA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Heart Walk Director - Baton Rouge, LA

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association office in Baton Rouge, LA. Has an exciting opportunity for a Heart Walk Director. This position will be based out of our Baton Rouge, LA office and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate partners. Selling sponsorships as well as Individual and Team donors for one of our key events, the annual Heart Walk. Will be accountable for an overall team goal of $600,000.(+)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Setting and meeting aggressive fundraising goals

  • Recruiting and Managing all levels of volunteers, committee members to achieve fundraising goals with an emphasis on the "C" Suite

  • Developing comprehensive fundraising plans with executive level volunteers and implementing them to ensure the success of a company’s Heart Walk goal through best practice strategies.

  • Identify creative ways to motivate and interact with Heart Walk Team Captains and Walkers to ensure retention year over year for Heart Walk.

  • Maintain consistent communication with all levels of volunteers to drive fundraising efforts.

  • Cultivating and coaching volunteer executive leadership committee members to achieve fundraising goals including working with executive level volunteers to recruit new companies to the Heart Walk

  • Securing/ Managing corporate sponsorships and individual giving.

  • Ability to keep a large group of customers on track and motivated to reach goals

  • Expected to meet monthly fundraising goals and recruitment targets

  • Cross selling other fundraising campaigns in coordination with others

  • Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors and donors

  • Adherence to best practices and event timelines is required Successful candidates will ideally have a background in volunteer management, face to face sales or fundraising as well as exceptional networking skills.

  • You will be expected to meet monthly and quarterly sponsorship dollar pipeline goals in order to achieve your fundraising goal. Adherence to best practices and event timelines is required.

NOTE: This is a work out of your home position that requires daily travel throughout the designated territory.

Required Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years’ experience in management of special events fundraising or sales.

  • Ability to close face to face sales and sponsorships.

  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills, demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.

  • Excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills.

  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction with other staff and leadership volunteers, sponsors, donors and others to engage them toward the achievement of event goals.

  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the affiliate and to the national center and work evenings and weekends as needed.

To apply: Go to at to view this and other current openings. Candidates must apply on-line as the AHA's recruitment process does not include the utilization of faxed or hard copy resumes.

The American Heart Association will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or based on political or religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations. Specific benefits include: * Medical * Dental * Vision * Retirement plan with generous employer contributions * Twelve paid holidays * Paid time off * Flexible spending accounts * Life insurance plan * Start! Fit-Friendly environment.

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.

Job Location

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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