American Heart Association Director of Development, Heart Walk- Morrisville, NC in Morrisville, North Carolina

Director of Development, Heart Walk- Morrisville, NC

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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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Development Heart Walk in our Morrisville, NC office.

Major Duties:

  • Recruits, develops, manages and cultivates corporate accounts

  • Responsible for an aggressive fundraising goal, comprised of sponsorship and participant fundraising

  • Responsible for volunteer recruitment and management

  • Supports corporate partners and team leaders effectively

  • Provides expertise in Heart Walk policies, procedures, and programs

  • Manages Heart Walk events to provide adequate customer service, trouble shooting, day of event logistical support and completion

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

  • Confirms thorough, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information

  • Utilizes existing national and affiliate Heart Walk materials, products and recruitment tools including running and reviewing reports to support campaign management

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

  • Collaborates with other AHA staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize Heart Walk market strategy and consistency

  • Effectively works with administrative staff in projects and tasks necessary to achieve objectives

  • 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:

  • Successful experience in meeting and exceeding sales goals

  • Ability to recruit, manage and evaluate high level volunteers for appropriate utilization

  • Demonstrated skills in customer service and relationship management

  • Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot various situations

  • 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 extensively 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 special event fundraising with a voluntary health agency or related field

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.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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

Morrisville, North Carolina, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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