American Heart Association Senior Development Director, Go Red For Women - Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California

Senior Development Director, Go Red For Women - Los Angeles

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Senior Development Director – Go Red For Women, Los Angeles

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 towards that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and rewarding 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 an organization that has been recognized by the NonProfit Times as one of the “Best Non Profits to Work” year after year . The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Development Director in our Los Angeles Division (based in Downtown LA).The Senior Director will oversee the Go Red For Women campaign strategy for the Los Angeles Division, including the new Por Tu Corazon initiative, working closely with executive leaders in the corporate and medical fields as well as philanthropic donors. As a player/coach they will directly implement Go Red For Women strategies, and supervise and manage the Go Red For Women staff team including the Business Development Director and the Associate Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages the overall Go Red campaign, developing and executing strategy based on established best practices to achieve an overall revenue goal of $900K.

  • Manages and coaches the Development Director and the Associate Director towards achieving agreed-upon goals and outcomes related to the Go Red For Women campaign

  • Leads the planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of the Go Red Por Tu Corazón campaign to ensure strategies and execution are managed in an effective, culturally competent manner to maximize the engagement and health impact across the communities

  • Solicits and maintains high-level corporate & patron sponsors for Go Red For Women and Por Tu Corazon

  • Identifies, recruits and activates leadership volunteers in both the corporate and medical communities to support the overall campaign on a sustained basis

  • Engage individual philanthropic donors through the Open Your Heart and Circle of Red giving opportunities

  • Adhere to best practices, benchmarks and times to achieve the fundraising goal as well as increase public education and awareness of the cause

  • Conduct active community networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsors

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 3-5 years successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

  • Ability to recruit, train, and manage leadership volunteers to achieve goals

  • Experience in leading a team to success

  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven and collaborative environment with highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

Here are some of the preferred experience/skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar non-profit experience in a fundraising position

  • Experience in closing high level corporate sponsorship

  • Experience working with individual giving

  • Comfortable with B2B networking and outreach, including cold calls

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.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Location

Los Angeles, California, United States

Position Type



72,300.00 - 95,200.00 USD

Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled