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American Heart Association Development/ Sales Director - Baton Rouge, LA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunityfor a Heart Walk (Sales) Director for our Baton Rouge, LA market.

  • Responsible for achieving fundraising goals thru developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate partners and selling sponsorships for the annual Heart Walk

  • Accountability for recruiting and stewarding c-suite volunteer leaders, team captains and walkers based on nationally established best practices for the Heart Walk

  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 20-30 Heart Walk companies

  • Develops new company and volunteer recruitment plans as well as drives income goals while reporting directlyto the Senior Regional Director

  • Builds positive strategic business relationships with key decision makers in the defined market

  • Implements an annual Heart Walk Business plan to maximize revenue, volunteer involvement and build the Walk Brand identity.

  • Responsible for recognition and cultivation of volunteers throughout the year.

  • Reports on progress to affiliate management team as needed.

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed.

  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed around event schedules.

  • A minimum of 20 face to face meetings per week.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in fund raising or outside sales position that involves building and maintaining sales relationship.

  • Possess strong selling and negotiation skills.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top level volunteers from identified companies.

  • Demonstrated skills in fundraising or successful outside sales.

  • Proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication at all organizational levels.

  • Ability to plan and conduct meetings.

  • Valid driver's license, proof of at least minimum state required automobile liability insurance and ability and willingness to travel as position demands.

  • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to use Microsoft products, computer software, run reports and maintain accurate data.

  • Satisfactory background checks including consumer credit, motor vehicle, and criminal history.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities:May include indirect supervision of administrative staff supporting the event. #LI-KB1

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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Requisition ID 2019-4336

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

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