American Heart Association Business Development Director - Southern Arizona in Tucson, Arizona


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 a great job opportunity for a Business Development Director in our Southern Arizona Division to grow our Go Red For Women Campaign. As the Director, you work with an executive level volunteer team and collaborate with staff, to plan, manage and implement the Go Red For Women campaign, with a fiscal year net goal of $255,000 generated through corporate sponsorship and individual giving.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for the Go Red For Women 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 Southern Arizona.

  • Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and auction items

  • Lead recruitment, planning, cultivation and stewardship activities

  • Recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event volunteers

  • Execute the event logistics based on national best practices

  • Promote Go Red for Women campaign initiatives and support and ensure full activation of corporate partnerships


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the type of experience needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

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

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

  • 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 closing high level corporate sponsorship

  • Experience working with individual giving

  • Comfortable with B2B networking and outreach including cold calls

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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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 2019-3769

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales