American Heart Association Development Specialist - Metairie, LA in Metairie, Louisiana
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.
The Metairie, LA office of the American Heart Association has an opening for a Development / Event Specialist . This position will focus on logistical and administrative support for two fundraising events (Go Red for Women Luncheon and the Heart Ball/Gala). Responsibilities will include database management, financial reporting, assisting with creation of promotional materials, obtaining in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers, and interacting with corporate sponsors, executive committee members, and individual donors.
Primary functions to include :
Planning and tracking of event logistics (i.e.: securing venue, reviewing vendor contracts and proof of insurance, van/truck rentals)
Managing and tracking direct and indirect event expenses
Meeting deadlines for the development and management of respective annual budgets
Manage auction committees for both Go Red and Heart Ball in conjunction with the Fundraising director
Volunteer recruitment and management (External Partners)
Creating and/or coordinating AHA materials and packets
Managing and updating internal database systems (Blackbaud or Greater Giving)
Accountability and upkeep of Sponsorship Agreements
Securing auction items and in-kind donations
Managing post-event feedback
Supporting fundraising directors with day to day administrative tasks
Position will require periodic travel throughout the designated markets.
High School Diploma/GED, Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) preferred
1+ years of prior administrative and event planning and/or non-profit experience
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, managing multiple territories simultaneously
Attention to detail and drive for excellence
Ability to recruit and train large groups of office and day-of-event volunteers
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to work independently and sometimes irregular hours
Ability to lift 20-30 pounds
Willingness and ability to travel throughout the designated market on a frequent basis.
Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.
To view a complete listing of our open positions, please visit our website at: HEART.org/careers Benefits include comprehensive health benefits, retirement plan with generous employer contributions, 12 paid holidays per year, paid time off, flexible spending accounts and a Fit-Friendly work environment. #LI-KB1
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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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Requisition ID 2019-4179
Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales
Job Category Administrative/Clerical