American Heart Association Director of Development, Heart Ball and Go Red For Women in Charleston, South Carolina

Director of Development, Heart Ball and Go Red For Women

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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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Development for Heart Ball and Go Red For Women in our Mid-Atlantic Affiliate office located in Charleston, SC.

Major Duties:

  • Oversees, manages, coordinates, plans and implements activities and resources necessary to achieve event campaign goals and objectives

  • Using best practices, develops strategic fund raising plan

  • Plays a key role in the recruitment of “C” suite volunteers

  • Conducts business market assessment to determine market potential

  • Plans and implements corporate goals and objectives managing overall sponsor participation, attendance, communication, and day/night of event logistics

  • Assists in the planning, implementation for event related activities for Go Red For Women and Heart Ball to include individual giving, auctions and special appeals

  • Manages and persuades key community and corporate leaders toward establishing recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential in their role in achieving goals

  • Develops and manages strategic plan for successor management

  • Develops corporate relationships to assist in furthering the mission of the AHA and local communities

  • Establishes and maintains an effective database and cultivation plan for corporate prospects and individual donors

  • Assists and the development of AHA event related communications including invitations, programs, ticklers, and auction information

  • Supports and ensures execution of National and Affiliate policies, procedures, standards, best practices, benchmarks and guidelines

  • Collaborates with other AHA staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize Heart Ball and Go Red For Women campaign strategies

  • Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to the Affiliate’s Special Event Cash Handling policies

  • Other duties and projects may be assigned to the role, which provide general assistance as needed to support the mission of the American Heart Association

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of sales and/ or fundraising principles, practices, techniques and current trends

  • 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 projects

  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals and fundraising reports

  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout assigned geographical territory and to work occasional evenings and weekends

  • Ability to use relevant tools (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and database programs and voice mail)

Required Experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require :

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ work experience, preferably in sales and or nonprofit fundraising

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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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