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American Heart Association Sr. Development Director, Heart Walk in Louisville, Kentucky


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 excellent opportunity for a Sr. Development Director, Heart Walk in our Louisville Kentucky office . The Sr. Director manages campaign activities, event budgets and fundraising staff while providing leadership for American Heart Association programs, development, community organization and field-based communication activities. Daily activities will include securing and growing major sponsorships, managing, motivating, and training executive volunteers to include individual giving prospects, orienting team captains and top walkers, planning and executing the Heart Walk event, collaborating with AHA staff, and managing the Heart Walk Team. This is a senior-level position and requires someone who has experience with large fundraising goals and large events.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achievement of the Heart Walk event financial goal(s)

  • Accountability for the implementation of the Louisville Heart Walk event based on nationally established best practices.

  • Conduct revenue generation-focused sales calls daily and appropriately document scheduled appointments and results

  • Develop and cultivate mutually satisfying relationships with corporations and top level donors

  • Utilize 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

  • Management and oversight of the Heart Walk team, including 2 Directors and 1 Administrative Associate


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

If you want to join our mission to be a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives”, review the preferred skills we are looking for: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 2-5 years of experience in a fast-paced, fundraising or sales management role; including the management of a sales/fundraising team

  • Proven ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer cultivation and management

  • Proven track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, direct and supervise multiple staff in a team environment

  • Proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals

  • Demonstrated experience in building powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers; interact and communicate clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and information

  • Proven ability to cultivate major donors, secure city-wide sponsorships, and recruit new companies and donors

  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics is essential

  • Display exceptional organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including large and small group presentations

  • Ability to apply sound judgment in decision making

  • Possess problem-solving skills and be solution-oriented

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work nights, weekends, etc., as required;

  • You must be willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate and to our National Center in Dallas, Texas for meetings or training.

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 2019-4692

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
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