American Heart Association Business Development Director - Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington


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 American Heart Association has an exciting opportunity for a Development (Fundraising) Director, Heart Walk. As the Director, you are part of a staff and volunteer team responsible for the overall planning, management and implementation of the Heart Walk campaign with a net revenue goal of $500,000+. The position is based in Seattle and covers accounts in both Seattle and Tacoma.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manages and grows existing corporate team participation through ongoing communication and effective account management

  • Develops and executes pipeline for new business development

  • Maintains current and secures new corporate sponsorship

  • Adheres to established Best Practices, benchmarks and timelines

  • Conducts active community networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsors. Includes travel to Tacoma on regular basis with more frequent travel during the summer months.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years successful experience in fundraising or sales

  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment, training, and management

  • Strong organizational, communication, negotiations and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented and ability to multi-task

  • Self-starter able to work well in a team driven environment

  • 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 closing high level corporate sponsorship

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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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