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American Heart Association Business Development Director in La Jolla, California


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 exciting opportunity for a Business Development Director to manage our growing CycleNation campaign within our San Diego Division .

CycleNation is a high-energy, experiential spin bike relay event that brings companies and individuals together to get brain and heart healthy through the power of cycling.

This position will successfully reach an overall fundraising goal of $600,000, achieved through corporate sponsorship and driving participant giving. In addition to leading CycleNation, this position will also be responsible for contributing management support to additional fundraising campaigns.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and recruiting a group of an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership members to support campaign.

  • Activating and motivating volunteer leadership team through their personal and corporate giving and influencing involvement and giving of others.

  • Developing a year-round pipeline and cultivation plan for corporate accounts and donors.

  • Driving new business development through sponsorship and corporate fundraising. High focus on developing relationships with new companies.

  • Leading effective engagement strategies for CycleNation teams and participants.

  • Managing peer-to-peer fundraising in participating CycleNation companies to help achieve revenue goals.

  • Planning, managing and executing CycleNation event(s), and strategically evaluating campaign growth opportunities.

  • Conducting community networking and outreach through 10+ face-to-face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsor prospects

  • Communicating timely with Senior Business Development Director, VP of Development and internal and external customers.

  • Collaborating with communications and marketing staff to develop and manage event promotions and communications plans.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience within marketing, sales or fundraising fields

  • 3 years of experience working with and managing volunteers and/or staff

  • 3years of experience with large event planning and management

  • 3years of experience in negotiating agreements and implementing sponsorship plans

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop collaborative working relationships internally and externally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the c-suite level

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

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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This Western States Affiliate position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. Please contact HR for details.

Requisition ID 2019-4309

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
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