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American Heart Association Development Director - Social Events in Wallingford, Connecticut


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 is recruiting to fill a Development Director- Social Events role for our Heart Ball and Go Red for Women events in the Hartford, CT market.In this role the Director is responsible for:

  • Achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate and community partners;

  • Developing new company and volunteer recruitment plans;

  • Driving new business development through sponsorship sales;

  • Achievement of the Go Red For Women and Heart Ball financial goals;

  • Securing corporate sponsorships;

  • Oversees additional c-suite volunteer & donor cultivation events;

  • Conducts revenue generation-focused meetings/calls daily and appropriately document scheduled appointments and results;

  • Develops and cultivate mutually satisfying relationships with corporations and top-level donors by utilizing consultative approach to match donor interests with AHA mission and priorities;

  • Leads volunteer recruitment and engagement. Ensuring the right profile event and executive leadership team chairpersons and other volunteers are recruited and provided effective orientation, training and development and activation;

  • Plans, executes, monitors and evaluates event and related year-round activities.

  • conducting a minimum of 10 face to face meetings per week;

  • building a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance our mission.

This position will report to the Executive Director for CT and will be based in our Wallingford, CT office.


If you want to join our mission and be a “ Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives ”, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • bachelor’s degree or college coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree;

  • demonstrated success in achieving assigned sales or fundraising revenue goals;

  • the knowledge and demonstrated ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top level volunteers/customers,

  • great organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills;

  • proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals;

  • willing to work outside standard hours as needed, including evenings and some weekends;

  • able and willingness 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.

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.


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 .

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. If we are interested in moving you forward in the process you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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 2019-4521

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

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