American Heart Association Business Development Director, Gala in Los Angeles, California
Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?
Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!
This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Director (sales/fundraising) to help oversee our Heart Ball/Gala campaign within our Los Angeles Division . This initiative celebrates the AHA’s advancing efforts to change health outcomes in the community as they relate to heart disease and stroke.
Under supervision of our Senior Director, you will work to achieve an overall fundraising goal of $1.5M through event chair and volunteer committee recruitment, solicitation of sponsorships and individual giving, auction production and overall event coordination.
Essential Job Duties:
Identifying and recruiting a group of an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteers to support campaign
Activating and motivating volunteer leadership team through personal and corporate giving and influencing involvement and giving of others
Developing a year-round pipeline and cultivation plan for corporate accounts and donors. Heavy focus on new business.
Planning, managing and executing events 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 Director, VP of Development and internal and external customers
Managing coordinator who will assist with event logistics including, but not limited to, event promotions, entertainment, live and silent auctions.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in fundraising, sales or business development
Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers
Demonstrated skills in negotiation and motivation
Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion
Proven outside sales experience, business-to-business experience
Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques
Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the c-suite level
Knowledge of local corporate and community networks
Knowledge of AHA's mission and programs
Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.
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Requisition ID 2019-5098
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales
Location: Los Angeles, CA