American Heart Association Development Director (Sales), Heart Walk - Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, California

Development Director (Sales), Heart Walk - Santa Rosa

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Development Director (Sales), Heart Walk – Santa Rosa

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 towards that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

At the American Heart Association you can find satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment and can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. You can be part of an organization that has been recognized by the NonProfit Times as “One of the Best Non Profits to Work” year after year! The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an exciting job opportunity for an experienced fundraising or sales profession as Development Director, Heart Walk in the North Bay Division (based in Santa Rosa) . As the Director, you will work with volunteers and staff in the overall planning, management and implementation of the Heart Walk campaign, including a revenue goal of $350,000 net.

Essential Job Duties:

  • With a focus on business to business (B2B) relationships , manages current Heart Walk companies, recruits new companies, and secures cash sponsorship to reach the overall fundraising goal for the Heart Walk campaign.

  • Develops strategic plans with each company based on company team participation , through ongoing communication and management of Company Leaders, Team Captains and Walkers, along with year round cultivation

  • Manages assigned community teams participating in the Heart Walk by establishing goals and developing action plans to achieve those goals

  • Oversees event execution

  • Adheres to established Best Practices, benchmarks and timelines and conducts active community networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with current and prospective donors, volunteers and sponsors

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

  • 2+ years successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment, training, and management

  • Highly effective organizational, communication, negotiations and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented and ability to multi-task

  • Self-starter able to work well in a team driven environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

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

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar nonprofit organization

  • Experience in managing and cultivating high level corporate and community leaders

  • Securing cash sponsorship

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

Santa Rosa, California, United States

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Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled