American Heart Association Development Director, Heart Ball in Louisville, Kentucky
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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 Development Director , Heart Ball (sales/fundraising) in our Louisville Kentucky office. The Director is responsible for overseeing event implementation through event chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorships, individual giving, volunteer committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination.
Essential Job Duties:
Achievement of the Heart Ball event financial goal(s)
Conduct revenue generation-focused sales meetings/calls daily and appropriately document scheduled appointments and results
Develop and cultivate mutually satisfying relationships with corporations and top level donors by utilizing 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
Manage Administrative Associate who is responsible for event logistics including, but not limited to, event promotions, entertainment, live and silent auctions.
Provide leadership in planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of event and related year-round activities.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
At least two years of experience with a non-profit organization in a fund-raising position, or two years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development.
At least two years of experience in a supervisory role
Demonstrated skills in negotiation and motivation
Proven outside sales experience, business-to-business experience preferred
Knowledge and skills in fund raising principles, practices and techniques
Ability to recruit, train, counsel, and manage volunteer groups and to develop long range organizational goals and follow through with them
Ability to work in a team atmosphere, but also to work independently
Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training, ability to speak publicly
Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion
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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Requisition ID 2019-3998
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales