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American Heart Association Business Development Director in Denver, Colorado


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We are hiring a Business Development Director in Denver, CO.

The team member will be responsible for directing and collaborating with internal staff, corporations, and community leaders to increase fundraising efforts. They will be accountable for new revenue generation for the Denver area, securing cause sponsorships, assisting in future leadership strategy, and ensuring the market reaches their fundraising goals and objectives as well as corporate recruitment numbers. It is also critical that the Director has the drive to exceed fundraising goals and the ability to build new relationships to drive impact. This position will report directly to the Denver Executive Director.

We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay. The potential incentive is based on achieving certain revenue targets.

This is an office-based position that offers a hybrid schedule in a fast-paced environment with the main responsibility of driving revenue in support of our mission.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

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As the Director, some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead new corporate recruitment and business development efforts.

  • Actively lead and develop strategies to build a new portfolio.

  • Build and maintain a portfolio of 70-100 corporations with a goal of securing a minimum of $1 million dollars annually and obtaining 75% portfolio penetration within 2 years.

  • Prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation, proposal development, and coordination of internal support activities.

  • Develop, maintain and enhance relationships with corporate and foundation funders. Identify and respond to opportunities for support from corporations and foundations, seeking alignment between donor interests and American Heart Association needs.

  • Work closely with other Association leaders and colleagues to collaborate effectively with external funders and ensure proposals and agreements are in alignment with Association mission and policies.

  • Develop a broad and deep understanding of current Association fundraising priorities and the Association's mission.

  • Monitor and evaluate income performance through analysis of weekly, quarterly, and annual reporting. Collaborate with colleagues across fundraising teams to achieve team and overall Development team fundraising goals.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting and supporting an environment of diversity and inclusion.

  • Ability and willingness to travel within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case is considered time spent away from the office to fulfill the job goals.

  • Other duties and special assignments as assigned.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?” Here are some of the requirements:


  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar voluntary non-profit agency or university, or for-profit sales organization in development positions with progressive growth.

  • Proven track record of soliciting gifts in development/fundraising for a non-profit, or in sales and relationship development.

  • Extraordinary communication skills, written and verbal, experience is required.

  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level

Some of the preferred skills include:

  • Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in corporate and/or foundation prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation or demonstrated experience, skills and proficiency in sales or marketing.

  • Demonstrated experience working with business and community leaders, volunteers and working together with internal leadership and partners.

  • Proven track record of developing and implementing strategies for identifying, recruiting and engaging high-level and C-suite volunteer leadership.

  • Superior written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to articulate a compelling case for philanthropic support programs, including presentations to large and small groups.

  • Ability to translate sophisticated concepts into compelling development proposals.

  • Creativity and high levels of energy and passion.

  • Commitment to adopting standard processes and operational efficiency.

  • Active listening skills and the ability to influence others.

  • Proven track record to empower, engage and work collectively with diverse audiences in a variety of situations.

  • Ability to think strategically and lead multiple projects effectively.

  • Problem-solving skills and sound judgment.

  • Professionalism, resourcefulness, flexibility, a learning and optimistic approach, trustworthiness, and the ability to prioritize we over me.

  • An organized, efficient, collaborative, entrepreneurial, detailed, and committed to results work style.

  • Motivation to learn and display flexibility in a changing environment.

  • Proficiency in data entry, data management and reporting.

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $70,000 to $80,000. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets.

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.#AHAIND1

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-CO-Denver

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (2/28/2023 11:02 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-10129

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: CO-Denver