American Heart Association Development Director - Heart Walk in Allentown, Pennsylvania
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.
Are you ready to put your dynamic skills as a corporate sales or fundraising professional to the test? If so, read on to learn how you can join our team of hardworking development staff as we lead the charge in funding critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke and work towards creating a culture of health in our communities.
Is it about the money? Sure, but it’s about so much more. To continue the fight against the number 1 and number 5 causes of death in the world, we need dedicated staff who can engage and motivate our past, present and future volunteers and donors to become passionate about our important mission and fundraising strategies.
If you have the desire to take your career to the next level, learn more about our Development Director - Heart Walk position below. In this role you will work on two Heart Walk campaigns, the NE PA Spring Heart Walk and the Lehigh Valley Fall Heart Walk. This year the combined revenue goal for these events will be.
As a Director in this position you will be responsible for:
Developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners;
Driving new business development through selling sponsorships and generating participant income for the assigned campaign;
Developing new company and volunteer recruitment plans as well as driving income goals;
Recruiting and stewarding c-suite volunteer leaders based on nationally established methodologies;
Driving peer-to-peer fundraising;
Establishing relationships with affluent individual donors and foundations and achieving dollar results;
Monitoring participant fundraising trends and implementing proven strategies to improve income;
Conducting a minimum of 10 face to face meetings per week
Building a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance our mission.
You will report to the Executive Director and will be based in our Lehigh Valley office in Allentown, PA. You will be required to spend 50% of your time in NE PA and 50% of your time in the Lehigh Valley.
(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some things to consider:
having a bachelor’s degree or some college coursework and/or at least 3 years of corporate sales or fundraising experience is important;
you will want to have demonstrated success in achieving assigned revenue goals;
you should have the knowledge and ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and manage relationships with top-level level volunteers/customers;
we would like you to have excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills;
you are a self-starter who makes things happen;
your experience in understanding and navigating corporate cultures to achieve goals will be invaluable;
you are willing to work outside of standard hours in support of your events, sponsors and volunteers which may involve some evening and/or weekend work as needed;
you able to travel within your territory daily (Lehigh Valley and NE PA) as well as occasional travel to other locations.
If you believe this describes you then apply now for immediate consideration.
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 hardworking, 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 creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.
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. 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 2019-4658
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales