American Heart Association Heart Walk/Fundraising Director in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Heart Walk/Fundraising Director

Tracking Code

6855-415

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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Heart Walk Director (Sales/Fundraising) in our Great Rivers Affiliate office located in Pittsburgh, PA. Under the direction of the Senior Heart Walk Director, the Heart Walk Director manages campaign activities, event budgets and fundraising activities. Daily activities will include securing and growing corporate sponsorships, recruiting and orienting team captains and top walkers, planning and executing Heart Walk events and meeting overall Heart Walk team fundraising goals in excess of $1.5M. The Heart Walk Director builds relationships with companies, including Fortune 500 companies, customers, sponsors and donors and works with c-suite business & social leaders, volunteers and committees related to event activities to ensure goals are met and best practices are followed. This person will be responsible for Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties in Pittsburgh. AHA fundraising staff are held accountable to their revenue goals and are responsible for seeking top dollar sponsorships and/or multi-year contracts, and a minimum of 10 face to face corporate sales meetings per week.

Essential Job Duties

  • Achievement of the Heart Walk financial goal(s)

  • Accountability for the implementation of the Heart Walk event based on nationally established best practices.

  • Conduct revenue generation-focused sales calls daily and appropriately document scheduled appointments and results

  • Develop and cultivate mutually satisfying relationships with corporations and top level donors

  • Utilize consultative approach to match donor interests with AHA mission and priorities

  • Lead volunteer recruitment and engagement. Ensuring the right profile event and executive leadership team chairpersons and other volunteers are recruited and provided effective orientation, training and development and activation

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • At least two years of experience with a non-profit organization in a fund raising position, or two years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development.

  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation and motivation

  • Proven outside sales experience, business-to-business experience preferred

  • Knowledge and skills in fund raising principles, practices and techniques

  • Ability to recruit, train, counsel, and manage volunteer groups and to develop long range organizational goals and follow through with them

  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, but also to work independently

  • Ability to apply sound judgment and problem solving skills to conflicts

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training, ability to speak publicly

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion

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.

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.

Click here to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people enjoy #TheAHALife at https://twitter.com/theahalife

Job Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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