American Heart Association Sales/Fundraising Director (Gala/GRFW)-New Orleans, LA in Metairie, Louisiana

Sales/Fundraising Director (Gala/GRFW)-New Orleans, LA

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Job Description

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 Gala / Go Red for Woman Fundraising Director for our Metairie, LA market. Primarily responsible for driving fundraising growth for the annual Heart Ball and Go Red for Woman Luncheon Campaign through executive volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, and cause marketing sponsorship solicitation.

Primary Responsibilities Include :

  • Setting and meeting aggressive fundraising goals

  • Cultivating, recruiting and coaching executive level committee members and volunteers.

  • Cultivating corporate partnerships.

  • Securing corporate sponsorships.

  • Securing individual donations.

  • Cross selling other fundraising campaigns in collaboration with other fundraisers.

  • Developing a pipeline for new volunteers and sponsorships.

  • Securing auction items for night of event and coordinating all details of the campaign

  • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed

  • This is a work from home position

Required Experience

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of prior outside business to business sales and/or professional fundraising experience.

  • Must have a successful track record of meeting and exceeding revenue goals and expectations.

  • Must have demonstrated success with negotiation and motivation skills.

  • Position requires proficiency with Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook.

  • Daily travel throughout the designated market will be required.

  • Preference will be given to local candidates first.

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 learn more about our organization and/or to apply for this position, please visit our website at NOTE: Candidates must apply on-line. (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.

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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