American Heart Association Heart Ball Director - Jackson, MS in Jackson, Mississippi
Heart Ball Director - Jackson, MS
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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 Heart Ball Fundraising Director for our Jackson, MS market. The Heart Ball Director organizes, directs and implements assigned Social Market Event/s in the Jackson market. Primary focus will be on the Heart Ball implementation through Event Chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorship, volunteer committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination with a fundraising goal of $475,000. Works in close partnership with local fundraising and events staff, volunteers and other staff members. Provides year-round servicing, maintenance and operation of assigned events.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES :
Solicits and maintains high-level corporate & patron sponsors by developing year-round cultivation plan ensuring superior customer relations
Instrumental in building recruitment committees and executive leadership committees to solicit high level event Chairs and working committees
Planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of assigned fundraising events according to best practices and event timelines
Volunteer recruitment, orientation and training
Works as part of a team to consult with staff and volunteers in all aspects of event fund raising
Helps prepare an annual budget to support event plans and activities
Assists in the development & maintenance of appropriate statistical reports, evaluations, and data gathering for volunteers, the local office, and the affiliate
Maintains timely communication with all staff at local and affiliate levels, and helps ensure all information requests deadlines are met
Maintains timely communication with Senior Gala Director
Performs other duties as assigned
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends and travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Three to five years’ experience with the American Heart Association, or a similar non-profit organization in a fund-raising position, or five to seven years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development, preferably in Jackson
Knowledge and skills in fund raising principles, practices and techniques
Ability and experience to recruit, train, counsel, and manage volunteer groups and to develop
long range organizational goals and follow through with them
Ability to lead a team but also to work independently
Ability to apply sound judgment and problem solving skills to conflicts
Skill in making presentations to large and small audiences
Ability to write clear and concise narratives
Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools and databases
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
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.Heart.org/careers
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We offer a competitive compensation package and benefit package which included: comprehensive health benefits, retirement plan with generous employer contributions, 12 paid holidays per year, paid time off, flexible spending accounts and a Fit-Friendly work environment.
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Job Category: Fundraising/Sales
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled