American Heart Association Director Wall Street Run and Heart Walk in New York, New York

Director Wall Street Run and Heart Walk

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Job Description

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 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.

As the result of expansion and increased revenue growth the Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Walk Director (or event fundraiser) to join the Wall Street Run and Heart Walk team based in our NYC office. Reporting to the Senior Director Heart Walk the Director Wall Street Run and Heart Walk will be part of a staff team that will manage the overall revenue, planning and implementation of the Wall Street Run and Heart Walk.

Please note there are two separate vacancies posted to join the team. You only need to apply to one of the positions to be considered.

Job Duties:

Include, but are not limited to: (a full job description will be provided if you are selected to interview for this position)

  • Acquire companies as sponsors and/or teams for the Wall Street Run and Heart Walk and My Heart My Life platform. Build relationships with sponsors and teams to retain and upgrade their financial involvement;

  • Recruit, manage and persuade key community and corporate leaders to establish aggressive Wall Street Run and Heart Walk recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential.

  • Establish new accounts and cultivate new customers to reach highest level of revenue generation;

  • Manage and mobilize high level corporate business leaders to serve on Wall Street Run & Heart Walk Executive Leadership Committee;

  • Develop a profile of the top 50 businesses in the assigned geographic area with a written year-round relationship-building plan to ensure their involvement in the Wall Street Run and Heart Walk;

  • Build a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission throughout the year. Responsible for developing a plan to motivate and recognize volunteers. Share meaningful opportunities for volunteers so they can utilize their passions appropriately to further our mission.

Required Experience

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

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each skill satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals.

  • Possess strong selling and negotiation skills. Demonstrated ability to secure a minimum of 10 face to face results driven meetings per week.

  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Candidates must be results driven with a strong ability to multi task, and must also be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 85% especially during busy Heart Walk season.

  • Successfully utilize National & Affiliate materials, products, databases and tools including Blackbaud, Siebel, and E-1. Usage includes timely and accurate entry of data, running and reviewing reports, and monitoring and updating data as needed. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (excel, word, outlook).

  • Create a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results across health, revenue and volunteerism goals for the organization.

  • Proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication at all organizational levels.

  • Ability to plan and conduct meetings.

  • Ability and willingness to travel as position demands.

  • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Satisfactory background and reference checks upon offer of employment.

Take a look at the experience we require:


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.


Must have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May include indirect supervision of administrative staff supporting the event.

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.

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Job Location

New York, New York, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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