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American Heart Association Dev Director, Go Red For Women in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. In the future, this position will resume to being based in the local office.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity to join our team as a Corporate Development Director in our Oklahoma City, OK office working on the Go Red For Women (GRFW) campaign. This position will have a net fundraising goal of $300K and the Development Director will have responsibility for the entirety of this goal.

Job duties include:

  • Revenue generation for the Oklahoma City GRFW event by making sales calls on mostly new and some existing customers.

  • Working in a dynamic, competitive and results-driven environment.

  • Prospect, cultivate and close new business through cold calls.

  • Capable of developing relationships with volunteers, sponsors and other employees within assigned companies to drive revenue results.

  • Setting goals with companies and motivating employees to achieve those goals through Go Red For Women fundraising inside the company.

  • Unyielding dedication to follow through and achievement of goals.

  • Some event management and logistics.

  • Networking within the local area to both help recruit and retain our valued volunteers.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Want to move your resume to the top and become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives”? Here are some areas to consider:

  • Must have at least two years of experience in fundraising or outside sales in an environment requiring cold calls and new business development. This experience may also count toward satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • Have demonstrated success in achieving assigned sales or fundraising revenue goals.

  • You should accomplish results through both strong volunteer recruitment and management as well as personal activity. You should have a proven track record in meeting sales goals.

  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills.

  • You are a self-starter who makes things happen.

  • Your experience in understanding and navigating corporate cultures to achieve goals will be invaluable.

  • You are willing to work outside of standard hours in support of your events, sponsors and volunteers including evenings and weekends as needed.

  • You are results driven, able to multi-task and willing and able to travel within the assigned territory in OKC area up to 75.

  • You have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • You have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 used for word processing, email, presentations and spreadsheets.

  • You must be at least 18 years old.

If you believe this describes you then apply for immediate consideration.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Attracting hardworking, 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.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off!

While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

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.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-OK-Oklahoma City

Posted Date 6 days ago (6/8/2021 11:52 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7069

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Oklahoma City, OK