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.
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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Requisition ID 2019-4692
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales