American Heart Association Heart Ball Director in Cincinnati, Ohio


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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Heart Ball Director in our Cincinnati Ohio office. The Heart Ball Director works with the Sr. Heart Ball Director on event implementation through event chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorships, volunteer committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination. The Heart Ball Director is responsible and accountable for outside fundraising to prominent business owners, C-level contacts and community leaders within the Cincinnati market to achieve or exceed fundraising goals. This person will promote year-round engagement with the AHA through employee engagement and wellness programming.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achievement of the Heart Ball event financial goal(s)

  • 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


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

  • BA or BS degree in related field or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of two to five years relevant work experience, including proven success in fundraising/sales and staff/volunteer management.

  • Strong professional communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to successfully navigate corporate cultures and build relationships with c-suite executives.

  • Successful track record and thrives on the competition of making the ‘ask’, negotiating and successfully closing large corporate sponsorships and individual gifts.

  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills, demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.

  • Ability to plan, work independently and adhere to budget and timeline expectations

  • Excellent strategic, analytical, organizational and follow-up skills.

  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction and collaboration with other staff and leadership volunteers, sponsors, donors and others to engage them toward the achievement of fundraising and mission goals.

  • Proven background and willingness to work in a high-demand, fast-paced atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Ability to travel and work 75% in the territory, occasional overnight travel and the ability to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including attending evening and weekend meetings or events as appropriate.

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 2018-3342

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales