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American Heart Association Director of Development in Wilson, North Carolina


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Development - Fundraising for the Eastern North Carolina Region. The director coordinates, plans and implements activities and resources necessary to achieve event campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the assigned territory – Wilson, Rocky Mount and Fayetteville, NC.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing 3 Heart Walk events in Eastern North Carolina region

  • Provides staff support, in the areas of volunteer recruitment, event logistics, year-round planning, sponsorship solicitation, and evaluation of the Heart Walk events

  • Provides expertise in Heart Walk policies, procedures, and programs

  • Responsible for volunteer recruitment and management and ensures adequate volunteer staffing for day of event

  • Responsible for developing executive level volunteer base in region

  • Recruits, develops, manages and cultivates corporate accounts and sponsorships to support Heart Walk events

  • Supports corporate partners and team leaders effectively

  • Manages Heart Walk events to provide adequate customer service, trouble shooting, day of event logistical support and completion

  • Supports and ensures execution of organization policies, procedures, standards, best practices, benchmarks and guidelines

  • Confirms thorough, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information

  • Utilizes existing organizational Heart Walk materials, products and recruitment tools including running and reviewing reports to support campaign management

  • Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to the organization’s Special Event Cash Handling policies

  • Collaborates with other AHA staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize Heart Walk market strategy and consistency

  • Works alongside administrative support staff when necessary to achieve objectives

  • Other duties and projects may be assigned to the role, which provide general assistance as needed to support the mission of the American Heart Association


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, techniques and current trends

  • Experience in event planning, organizing, consultation, and volunteer management

  • Ability to recruit, manage and evaluate high level volunteers for appropriate utilization

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training

  • Ability to organize and prioritize large events and multiple projects

  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals and fundraising reports

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory and to work occasional evenings and weekends

  • Ability to use relevant tools (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and database programs and voice mail)

Required Experience:

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ work experience, preferably in special event fundraising, territory sales, or related field#LI-AS1

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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Requisition ID 2019-4971

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Additional Locations US-NC-Wilson | US-NC-Rocky Mount | US-NC-Fayetteville