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American Heart Association Assoc Dir Development - Hattiesburg, MS in Hattiesburg, Mississippi


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 Hattiesburg, MS officeof the American Heart Association has an opening for an Associate Director of Development .This position willfocus primarily on administrative support and logistics forthree events (Heart Ball & two Heart Walks) and leading the fundraising for one of those events (Jones County Heart Walk ).Responsibilities will include developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate partners, securing sponsorships, recruiting individual and team donors, database management, database management, financial tracking, assisting with creation of promotional materials and interacting with corporate sponsors for the execution of the events. Will be accountable for contributing to an overall team goal of $300,000, with $70k from the Jones County Heart Walk.

Primary functions to include :

  • Setting and meeting aggressive fundraising goals

  • Developing comprehensive fundraising plans with executive level volunteers and implementing them to ensure the success of a company’s Heart Walk goal through best practice strategies.

  • Securing/ Managing corporate sponsorships and individual giving.

  • Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors and donors

  • Adherence to best practices and event timeline is required. Successful candidates will ideally have background in volunteer management, face to face sales or fundraising as well as exceptional networking skills.

  • Expected to meet monthly fundraising goals and recruitment targets

  • Supportingfundraising directorswith day to day administrative tasks.

  • Managing and tracking direct and indirect event expenses, with a responsibility to stay within the budget.

  • Managing and updatinginternal database systems (Team Raiser) on a daily basis.

  • Accountability and upkeep of sponsorship agreements.

  • Meeting deadlines for the development and management of respective annual budgets.

  • Volunteer recruitment and management (External Partners).

  • Creating and/or coordinating AHA materials and packets.

  • Planning of Heart Walk along with hired event company

  • Tracking of event logistics (i.e.: securing venue, reviewing vendor contractsandproof of insurance, van/truck rentals).

  • Managingpost-event feedback.


  • High School Diploma/GED, Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) preferred

  • 1+ years of prior administrative and event planning and/or non-profit experience

  • Ability to close face to face sales and sponsorships.

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

  • Attention to detail and drive for excellence

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe)

  • Ability to work independently and sometimes irregular hours

  • Ability to lift 20-30 pounds

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the designated marketon a frequent basis.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.#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 2019-4330

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

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