American Heart Association Senior Development Director - Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska

Senior Development Director - Anchorage

Job Locations US-AK-Anchorage Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2 weeks ago) Requisition ID 2018-3188 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Fundraising/Sales


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 Senior Development Director in Anchorage. As the Senior Director you are accountable for an overall fundraising goal of $1M+ which includes the direct management and implementation of the Go Red For Women campaign as well staff supervisory responsibility for the Heart Run and Heart Walk campaigns. You provide leadership in the recruitment, cultivation and management of high level volunteers in the community to provide sustained growth for the mission of the AHA.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Directly manage and execute the Go Red For Women campaign to achieve the established revenue goal through a combination of corporate sponsorship and philanthropic giving

  • Supervise and coach staff in achieving campaign goals for the Heart Run and Heart Walk campaigns

  • Drive the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and managing executive level volunteers to support the campaign efforts

  • Conduct regular face to face interaction with corporate accounts, current and prospects, as well as volunteer leadership

  • Identify and secure new corporate sponsorship and engagement in collaboration with internal and external partners

  • Follow the AHA established best practices and expense and event guidelines. Ensures effective and efficient method for tracking event volunteer recruitment and event results,


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public relations or related field or equivalent experience

  • 3 - 5 years of successful experience in fundraising, outside sales, marketing or public relations

  • Effective staff management experience

  • 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

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

  • Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed (average 10+face to face meeting weekly)

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

  • Experience in corporate fundraising with the American Heart Association or a similar non-profit organization

  • Identifying and closing high level cash sponsorship

  • B2B fundraising/sales experience

Click on “Apply for this job online” to submit your online application or “Log back in!” if you are a returning applicant. 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.

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