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American Heart Association Senior Director of Development in Charlotte, North Carolina


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 has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Director of Development in Charlotte, NC . The Sr. Director of Development will oversee a small team of fundraising directors, as well as coordinating, planning and implementing activities and resources necessary to achieve Heart Ball and Go Red For Women campaign goals and objectives. Accountable for revenue generation and community development. In addition, will be responsible for managing high-level donors, identifying and recruiting volunteer leadership and holding volunteer leaders and staff accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives. This position reports to the Vice President of Development. Territory covers Charlotte, Shelby and Hickory.


Major Duties:

  • Coordinates, plans and implements activities and resources necessary to achieve Heart Ball/GRFW campaign goals and objectives

  • Manages and persuades key community and corporate leaders toward establishing recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential in their role in achieving goals

  • Develops a profile on the top 50 businesses in the assigned geographic area with a written year-round relationship building plan to ensure their involvement in the Heart Ball/GRFW event with a concentration on company goal setting and top volunteer development

  • Establishes and maintains an effective database and cultivation plan for corporate prospects, donors, and sponsors in support of Heart Ball/GRFW events

  • Manages Heart Ball/GRFW events to provide adequate customer service, trouble shooting, day of event logistical support and completion

  • Provides expertise in our social event policies, procedures, and programs

  • Supports corporate partners and team leaders effectively

  • Utilizes existing national and affiliate Heart Ball/GRFW materials, products and recruitment tools

  • Confirms thorough, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information including running and analyzing reports to support campaign management

  • Monitors staff and identifies gaps in staffing and resources and fills in where necessary

  • Collaborates with other AHA staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize the Heart Ball/GRFW market strategy and consistency

  • Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to the Special Event Cash Handling Policy


Required Experience:

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of work experience, preferably in special event fundraising or sales

  • 2+ years of leadership experience

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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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-NC-Charlotte

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (10/31/2019 3:42 PM)

Requisition ID 2018-2750

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Location: Charlotte, NC