American Heart Association Director, GRFW in Providence, Rhode Island

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

About Us:

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

What We Do:

To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

The Job:

The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting for a Development Director - Go Red for Women position to be based in our Providence, RI office . This position will be responsible for fund-raising and building powerful partnerships for the RI Go Red for Women movement.

The primary focus will be on the Go Red For Women annual campaign implementation through Event Chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorship, volunteer executive committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination with a fundraising goal. Works in close partnership with local fundraising and events staff, volunteers and other staff members. Provides year-round servicing, maintenance and operation of assigned events

Your Key Responsibilities will include:

Revenue generation to include: building and developing a pipeline for corporate sponsorships and individual donors, and conducting sales calls and meetings to generate new business and managing existing portfolio of corporate supporters);

Volunteer/Relationship Management to include: developing and growing relationships with volunteers, sponsors, & key corporate & community leaders to raise funds and awareness, networking within the local area to identify and recruit new relationships for the organization;

Event Management/Logistics to include: Working with fellow team members to execute year-round Go Red For Women events and sponsor activations,

Major Responsibilities:

  • Solicits and maintains high-level corporate & patron sponsors by developing year-round business and cultivation plans ensuring superior customer relations

  • Instrumental in building recruitment committees and executive leadership committees to solicit high level event Chairs and working committees

  • Planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of assigned fundraising events according to best practices and event timelines

  • Volunteer recruitment, orientation and training

  • Works as part of a team to consult with staff and volunteers in all aspects of event fund raising

  • Helps prepare an annual budget to support event plans and activities

  • Assists in the development & maintenance of appropriate statistical reports, evaluations, and data gathering for volunteers, the local office, and the affiliate

  • Maintains timely communication with all staff at local and affiliate levels, and helps ensure all information requests deadlines are met

  • Maintains timely communication with Executive Director

In this role, you will report to the Tara Comer who is the Executive Director Development for RI.

Qualifications

Ideal Candidate:

As the ideal candidate for the Director Go Red for Women position we need you to bring your 2 plus years of experience in fundraising or corporate sales and your ability to build powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers. We want people that want to get things done, haveconfidence and who are not afraid to make an ask. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

Requirements:

If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

You should have the ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, have a proven track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals, possess the knowledge and demonstrated ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top level volunteers/customers, have great organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals. 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.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

Experience: Must have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales and/or senior level volunteer management. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques

  • Ability and experience to recruit, train, counsel, and manage executive volunteer groups and to develop long range organizational goals and follow through with them

  • Ability to lead a team but also to work independently

  • Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts

  • Skill in making presentations to large and small audiences

  • Ability to write clear and concise narratives

Salary/Benefits:

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.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

If you have questions related to the salary for this position, please feel free to e-mail me at recruiter.founders@heart.org .

While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application.

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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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