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American Heart Association Development Director in San Jose, California


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 currently have an excellent opportunity for a Development Director in our Bay Area Division to grow our Hard Hats with Heart Campaign. This unique campaign brings together professionals from across the construction and healthcare industries to advance our lifesaving mission. Reporting to the Senior Business Development Director, the Development Director develops and partners with an executive level volunteer leadership team and collaborates with staff, to plan, manage and drive this fundraising campaign responsible for a fiscal year net goal of $1.53 million generated through corporate sponsorship and individual giving.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for the Hard Hats with Heart campaign through effective volunteer leadership recruitment and engagement, securing new and cultivating existing corporate relationships and individual donors, and collaborating with internal and external partners to expand our mission’s reach across the Bay Area.

  • Drive ongoing recruitment, planning, cultivation and stewardship efforts.

  • Recruit and engage executive volunteer leadership and volunteer committees, fully equipping them to achieve shared goals.

  • Execute campaign management and event logistics within the approved budget and applying best practices for maximum effectiveness.

  • Promote AHA initiatives and support and ensure full delivery of corporate partnerships.


  • 2+ years successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

  • Ability to recruit, train and manage leadership volunteers to achieve goals

  • Demonstrated track record in B2B networking and outreach including cold calls

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven and collaborative environment with highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

Here are some of the preferred experience/skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar non-profit experience in a fundraising position

  • Experience in securing high level corporate sponsorship

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

This position is eligible for the Western States Affiliate Employee Referral Program. Details are available to current American Heart Association employees in the Employee Manual and from HR.

Requisition ID 2019-3944

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Additional Locations US-CA-San Jose

American Heart Association
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