American Heart Association Sr. Fundraising Director - Heart Walk - Overland Park, KS in Overland Park, Kansas

Sr. Fundraising Director - Heart Walk - Overland Park, KS

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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 Senior Fundraising Director - Heart Walk in our Midwest Affiliate office located in Overland Park, KS . Under the direction of the Metro Executive Director of Corporate Development, the Senior Heart Walk Director is responsible for the implementation of Heart Walk fundraising strategies directed toward employers in assigned geographic area. Manages and mobilizes CEOs and Presidents from top employers as volunteer chairpersons to raise funds based on market potential. Identifies corporations, conducts research, implements cultivation strategies and directly solicits corporate dollars for sponsorship. The Senior Heart Walk Director will provide staff service to volunteer committees and volunteer coordinators as necessary in order to implement and successfully complete assigned development projects. The Senior Heart Walk Director will lead event while adhering to specific “Best Practices” and staying with the American Heart Association’s fundraising cost guidelines. Will serve in a player/coach capacity. Provides coaching and supervision for the Heart Walk Director and Administrative Associate.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Accountable for directing, training, and evaluating staff under his/her supervision; works with the Metro Executive Director when hiring and terminating staff. **

  • Research, identify, and acquire companies as sponsors of Heart Walk. Build relationships with Heart Walk sponsors to retain and upgrade their financial commitment. Work with sponsors to use their advertising efforts to carry American Heart Association and Heart Walk logo’s and partnership references. **

  • Manage and persuade employers toward establishing recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential and their role in achieving goals. **

  • Manage and mobilize CEO’s to serve on Heart Walk committees. **

  • Prioritize current corporate customers into A, B, C and based on employees, current financial support, and relationship with the American Heart Association. **

  • Build relationships with key corporate leaders through frequent face-to-face meetings according to the Heart Walk timeline and business plan. **

  • Recruit and manage volunteers and volunteer committees to implement and successfully complete assigned activities. **

  • Responsible for staff follow-up and monitoring of assigned fundraising activities. Works closely with the Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion and communications plan. **

Required Experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. 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 3 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.

  • Must have at least 1 year of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 3 year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on AHA projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 25%.

  • Must pass background check.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

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

Overland Park, Kansas, United States

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Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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