American Heart Association Heart Walk Director - New Orleans, LA in Metairie, Louisiana

Heart Walk Director - New Orleans, LA

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Job Description

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

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Heart Walk Director for our New Orleans market. Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate partners and selling sponsorships for one of our major events, the annual Heart Walk

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for achieving fundraising goals thru developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate partners and selling sponsorships for annual Heart Walk

  • Accountability for recruiting and stewarding c-suite volunteer leaders, team captains and walkers based on nationally established best practices for the Heart Walk

  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 20-30 Heart Walk companies

  • Develops new company and volunteer recruitment plans as well as drives income goals while reporting directly to the Heart Walk VP.

  • Builds positive strategic business relationships with key decision makers in the defined market

  • Implements an annual Heart Walk Business plan to maximize revenue, volunteer involvement and build the Walk Brand identity.

  • Responsible for recognition and cultivation of volunteers throughout the year.

  • Reports on progress to affiliate management team as needed.

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed.

  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed around event schedules.

  • A minimum of 20 face to face meetings per week.

Required Experience

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Ideal candidate will have 2-3+ years of prior outside sales or professional fundraising experience.

  • Must have a successful track record of meeting and exceeding goals and expectations, along with demonstrated negotiation and motivation skills.

  • Preference will be given to local candidates.

  • This is a work from home with daily travel throughout the assigned territory .

We offer excellent benefits including: generous paid time off; medical/dental/vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, a smoke free working environment, and a generous retirement contribution plan. 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.

To view this and all other job postings, please visit our website at at .

NOTE: Candidates must apply on-line as the AHA recruitment process does not permit faxed or hard copy resumes. (You will receive an automated response notifying you your resume has been received.) Only those selected to interview will be contacted directly. All other resumes will remain in our database for future reference.

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.

Job Location

Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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